Every so often, I like to listen to an old fashioned western, complete with cowboys, cattle drives, and gun slingers. This was a great choice. Good story, well narrated, and an easy listen. If you like books like Lonesome Dove and that genre, you'll like this. So "jingle your spurs", download, and enjoy.
I think this book sheds light on a problem that a lot of us try to ignore - the growing poor right around our own neighborhoods. I don't have children, but I am nonetheless amazed when someone glibly states "if you want to get ahead, you just need to work a little harder". This book explains just why that no longer really rings true. I found it to be very informative and thought provoking.
I've read a lot of novels set during WWII, and while the story was good, I just think it would have been a better novel with a different author. It was a bit too much of a love story for me but overall just average.
I have never thought that Martin Short was all that hysterically funny. I do like some of his work, so I thought I would give this book a try. While parts of it did make me laugh, if you want to read an insider's take on fame and Hollywood, from the viewpoint of a comedian, you have to listen to "How I slept my way to the Middle" by Kevin Pollack. THAT'S a funny book. What I will say about Martin Short, however, is that I gained a level of respect for the man after finishing his book. The personal tragedies he has overcome, along with his poignant retelling of those events, was really quite touching.
I had read that this book was the year's "Gone Girl", but I would have to disagree. It's a good book, a little different from what I was expecting, but it's not nearly the thrill ride, back and forth of Gone Girl. But given all the press and hype, it's a book you have to read if only to stay current.
I learned a few things about the healthcare crisis from listening to this book, but overall I think it's one of those rare books that is actually better to read. There are simply too many facts, names, dates, etc to reference and so I wish I had read the hardcopy.
this book starts a little slowly, but overall I enjoyed it. Good narration as well.
I read reviews of this book and expected to laugh from start to finish. Sadly, no. This is less of a book and more of a series of one liners (many of which you could see coming a mile away). The result is a thin plot, under developed characters and a book I couldn't wait to be done with. Don't waste the credit.
I have been a fan of Billy Joel ever since I bought "The Stranger", and so I couldn't resist this title. There are a lot of interesting facts about his life and how he came to write some of his hits. It's not really a tell-all, down and dirty kind of celebrity story, and I liked the direction the author chose to go with this.
When I first started this, I really didn't think I would finish. The narrator has a very flat tone, and the story starts very slowly. I persevered, and it turned out to be a fairly good listen if you have an interest in WWII Japanese labor camps, etc.
I just love Moriarty's books. While they would never be classified as "fine literature", she always weaves a great, multilayered story that always grabs my attention from the start. Another winner.
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