This audiobook is one of my favorites! John Holland is hilarious - who knew? He really disarms you with the jokes and puts you at ease. I guess you could say he is really down to earth (no pun intended).
The funny stories John shared about reading people and what it's like to be him, in general.
He's just a cool guy from my part of town,which I can totally relate to.
The whole book is insightful and full of information. I have tickets to see John live next month, so this book was a great first step into finding out what's going to happen once I get there.
I was surprised that the book ended without any readings being shared. Its sort of an ubrupt ending that you don't see coming. That is the only thing I would change about this audiobook.
Not really. This was just an ok book for me. I couldn't really get into it. I want to listen to and read books that I simply cannot be without. You know the ones that you just can't put down? Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me.
crisp, clean and nice. Her voice was fine to listen to.
For me, not really.
The fact that this book is based exactly where I live made it absolutely fascinating to listen to. It also has quite a few equestrian components to it, which I wasn't aware of when I purchased it. Since I own a horse and live in the same area, this book was very pleasurable for me to listen to. Furthermore, the narrator is fantastic! Just perfect in every way. I could listen to her (a/k/a Hilde) over and over again and I will probably listen to this book again!
Hilde is awesome.
I liked her inflections and tone. I also like the way she did Frank's voice and her grandson and daughters. Absolutely hilarious at times.
I just love this book. I will definitely listen to it again.
Definitely buy this one. You won't be disappointed; especially if you live on the North Shore of Boston!
Yes, because I know I didn't get all of it the first time around. Its a slow start. Very wordy, in my opinion. I wanted it to go faster and get to the good stuff. When it finally got to the interesting part, I was happy. If I was reading this book, I would not have made it past Chapter 1. It's worth the listen.
Kathy Garver. Holy cow! Her voice is so annoying. Tom Parks only read 1 or 2 stories and she did the rest. And please Kathy, stop doing character voices. They were so ridiculous and over dramatic! Every time she would change her voice into a character, I wanted to throw up. People driving near me in traffic probably thought I really was, because I continually made "throw up/gagging" facial expressions every time she did it!! I was so focused on her annoying reading, I couldn't feel very good about the stories; some of which almost seemed too ridiculous to even be real. I mean, did they even fact check any of these? They seemed very fictional, and I'm a believer!
Julia Whelan...Tom Parks can stay, but he needs to read more!! Why did he only read 2 stories out of 36??
No; and not because of the stories...because of Kathy Garver.
The readers. They were so excellent! Smoothy, creamy voices, proper inflections and tones; it was easy to listen to all 19 hours of this book! I really liked the character voice changes.
The twists and turns...not knowing what could happen next. It could go anywhere at any time and that's what kept me listening.
I was slightly disappointed with the ending. Without giving anything away, I just wanted more. It almost feels as though all the good ideas were used for the middle of the book, and by the end, there was not much thought left. I was hoping for more of a feel good, gotcha ending - but I didn't get one. Sad.
If you were into the Casey Anthony trial (as I was) this is a must listen! I watched every day of the trial from beginning to end and watched many of the news shows that talked about the trial, both leading up to it and also after it was over. This book reveals things you never knew about and more importantly, discusses evidence that wasn't allowed into trial. Truly fascinating!
Casey Anthony, of course. And she truly is a character!
Since Jeff is reading his own words, you cannot interprete them in any other way other than the way they were intended. I like this.
This book is full of information; however, I think it skips around a lot and is hard to follow. I don't mind the narrator's voice as much as others did. I actually think he does a nice job. It just has a confusing feel to it...one minute its about McDonalds, the next is politics, then it goes to crime and frozen food. It has no structure. I wanted to hear about what was in the food - not the history of the world.
I stopped half way through and switched over to Messages from the Other Side by John Holland.
He wasn't boring.
This one is at the top of my list, mostly because it is a first-hand account of what happened.
There are so many points that come to mind. After everything I have learned about the holocost and even after listening to this book, I still cannot understand how this happened...or, rather, how this was allowed to happen to so many people for no reason whatsoever.
George Guidall is an amazing narrator. I appreciate that he used the proper intonations; especially when speaking Hebrew.
I cried numerous times while listening to this book, which is difficult for me because I listen while commuting to and from work!
This is story that will need to be told forever -- over and over again, so history can never repeat itself. I feel terrible when I think about the countless number of people who had to endure this, but I am thankful that Elie Wiesel had the courage to share this with the world.
This is an amazing story of how Jaycee was able to survive for so long under those ridiculous conditions forced upon her. I could not stop listening to her tell her story. I did skip past the grim details of the sexual abuse. Being an abuse survivor myself, I could not bear to hear her say what happened to her. I applaud her for giving the details; however, I could not stop thinking about how many perverts were listening to it over and over again. I wish that part was not in the book, but I realize that is part of her story and she should not be ashamed to tell it.
Jaycee's completely upbeat and optimistic outlook on life.
I think this is her only one...but I could be wrong.
No. I needed to take breaks from the details every so often.
Well worth it. I've been wanting to buy this book for some time now. I'm glad I decided to get the audiobook instead of the regular hardcover. Hearing Jaycee tell it in her own voice gave it so much more meaning. You go girl!
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