Well written story narrated by an excellent actor. I feel as if I watched this book instead of listening to it. I did feel the ending was awkward and a little cheap compared to the rest of the book.
This is an engaging story written in a plain but clear and direct manner that sheds needed light into the world of the SEALS. Narration couldn't be better; he managed to make himself transparent as the story unfolded.
A thoughtful and refreshing examination of how the current New Testament came to be. Before this book I had always assumed the words of the Bible were set in stone and unchanged over time. Overall this is an interesting examination of Christianity that has helped me understand and feel closer to my religion.
Listening to this book was like listening to a favorite uncle telling stories of what's wrong with the World. His mannerism and reading style are very engaging and hard to turn off. But it's his subject matter that really makes this a must listen. This isn't a partisan piece pushing a left or right wing agenda but a more truthful "them", the Government, against "us", the citizen, examination of a number of cases that are effectively destroying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I've been a Penn Jillette fan for many years. I watch his Showtime show, read his columns in computer magazines over the years and have owned his movie Penn and Teller Get Killed on VHS. This book however should never have been published. The basic premise of the book is based on broken logic and the other "magical tales" are really stories about how feels bad for making fun of Siegfried and Roy by making fun of them all over again and how he donned a giggly, grab-ass homosexual stereotype to enter a gay club and couldn't figure out why "they" never approached him. To make matters worse, Penn decided to spice up practically every sentence with at least one F word. In all seriousness, if you were to remove every curse word from this audio book it would only be about 20 minutes long.
The audio edition is, in my opinion, superior to the print version of Rant because of the vibrant performances of the voice actors.
I especially enjoyed the beginning of the book. The author immediately set up a detailed and bizarre world for his characters to live and set the off beat, dark tone that persisted through to the end.
This was my first Audible purchase and I found it to be a delightful introduction to the world of Audible.
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