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I have been meaning to read this novel for some time and finally got around to listening to the audible version. I was so glad I did! This book is very eloquent and written in such a sensitive way. This gentleman has painted the story of his platoon and adventures in Vietnam so vividly and with so much compassion for comrades, you will feel like you know them all by the time the story ends.
There were many favorites - all the characters came to life for me.
I have not listened to others, but I did feel the voice and inflection of this narrator was essential to advancing the story to it's conclusion.
Yes, when the narrator and his daughter traveled back to Vietnam.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to take this journey with this author.
Absolutely - this is a very inspiring story! If you think you are proud to be an American now, wait 'till you read this! After seeing my country through the eyes of this young man, I feel more pride than ever before!
His portrayal of the everyday moments when he first came to America and how much he had to adapt to life outside of the refugee camp. It's the little things we take for granted everyday such as hot running water, indoor plumbing and lighting - these things really threw poor Lopez into a tailspin! He never came across such things in his country or the refugee camp in which he spent nearly all of life up until that point.
No, I don't believe I have come across him as a narrator before, but I did enjoy his voice.
Success Through Faith and Perseverance
This one will go quickly - enjoy the run!
I WILL listen to The Good Nurse again! This story is as frightening as any other about a serial killer - don't be taken in by the fact that this man was a nurse. He is very scary! The most frightening thing about Charlie Cullen is his disconnection with humanity and his ability to hide behind his professional persona. I am a nurse and I almost didn't purchase this book because I didn't want to "know". But, now I'm glad I did, Charlie's crimes have fascinated me in twisted way and I may never be the same again.
The narrative spoke in a direct, assertive style. He was the "anti-charlie" and the contrast between him and the main character created a stark tension right from the start! I don't think I would have felt this contrast so strongly just by reading the written text. The narrator really picked up some nuances that helped move this story of deception along the road to it's conclusion.
No, but I wouldn't mind hearing him again.
Like an injection of ice in your veins!
This was a "freebie" for me and I wasn't disappointed - thanks, Audible for the gift of this book.
Yes, it's "pop" psychology, if you want to call it that, but it presents some interesting theories and, in all, is very "listen-worthy".
It made me take a closer look at my relationships - some are good, some are great and some need work! If you truly want to do some self-analysis, get this book. It's worth the time.
Probably, although I found there were parts to the story that I just "didn't get" - there were also moments that were beautiful. The writing style is very different and when it's at it's best, completely engaging.
I enjoyed it when the protagonist met the elderly gentleman while on his quest to find an object left behind by his Dad who was killed in 911. The man was so querky, sweet and unforgettable.
Unfortunately, that ship has sailed and I don't think it helped this story become any more popular - in fact, it probably did it an injustice.
Be patient through the difficult parts, so will make more sense in time -
I liked that Fobbit was a "real" story - hey, not everyone is cut out to be a hero! Doesn't that make the heroes among us even more special, anyway? I did find myself fully engrossed in this book. The tale had more emotion than I expected despite it's humorous approach. Also, I must say - even the "Fobbits" of this world do a difficult job during times of war. I ended up feeling their pain (if not actual physical pain, well - at least, mental anguish and boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror!) It's a good story with an easy-going approach and I think there are some moments of real surprise!
This story is so character-driven - I can't imagine NOT listening to it!
Absolutely - held my interest all the way through.
Get it - excellent for those who like off-beat characters, satire or military tales.
I think just overall - getting the perspective of a different kind of warrior. If you think being a pilot is easy, think again! I think the author did a good job of describing the challenges of learning the craft as well as actually performing in combat.
yes, a good narrator
No, I think the story was told in a complete way. This man is a hero - he did what his country asked of him in a very admirable way.
Worth a listen if you like military or combat stories.
Gary Sinise - we all know the story, but his performance of it was flawless and not to be missed!
Lenny's character is always so heartbreaking. He means well, but just can't help himself.
No, but I would seek him out as a performer - he's awesome!
a Steinbeck CLASSIC!
I loved hearing all the stories - it was so touching and HUMAN! What a great project with amazing potential
I remember many of the stories - a woman who worked nights in a shipyard during WWII to make ends meet for her family, a woman with cancer whose husband stood by her throughout all of her difficulties, a young man who tells his grandfather how much he means to him, a man who honors his father hard work in a steel mill - the list goes on!
My favorite story was the one told by the woman with cancer - she and her husband were so dedicated to each other and she realized this when he stood by her, even at her worst moments! So touching and beautiful!
I cried mostly happy tears!
Get it, don't miss it - you won't be sorry.
it's not that funny. I found Rachel to be somewhat whiney - I mean, after all - we all have problems and challenges in life. The trick is to not take ourselves too seriously and I thought this book was going to more light-hearted than it was.
Not use the term "bull dyke" - I mean, really Rachel, the 60's are over and they want their hurtful terminology back. I'm not suggesting you need to be politically correct all the time, but "bull dyke"? Really? you're a comedian and an entertainer, not a grizzled veteran of the Vice Squad!
Her performance wasn't bad, but it really didn't add much to the story. Really, i don't think anyone else would want their name associated with this gig!
A bit of anger and definite disappointment.
Don't bother getting this unless you're an overpaid entertainer who likes to whine and call other people names.
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