I really wanted a narrator with more expression...I already had text to speech on my Kindle, and this wasn't much better. I also don't consider a podcast "professional" narration.
I am now trying to add a different narration to a different version of the book, and this one keeps being the default. Very frustrating.
While this was at times entertaining, and somewhat funny, it was not really to my liking. It was more a series of short stories than a cohesive novel. I find the narration a bit slow, and a bit of a drone. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
Only an insider like Kranz could give detail on every aspect of the developing space program. This book sucked me in and I enjoyed every minute.
I think I bought this book prior to my own cancer diagnosis, so it surprised me to hear the theme when I finally queued it up. I was prepared to have it be pretty raw...and it was...but John Green was so perceptive about the feelings of a cancer patient (young or old!) and the emotions they and their loved ones deal with every minute of every day, that it drew me in and kept me riveted. I loved that he could capture these young people, Hazel and Augustus, wise beyond their years, as they tried to make the best of a bad situation and even fall in love. I LOVED it, and will listen to it again.
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