Wow, what a waste of time. The first chapter is a nearly incoherent tour through some post-nuclear (regularly mispronounced by the interviewer) facility. With distracting music and sound effects it's impossible to really hear the similarly-distracting British interviewer. Chapter two is nothing more than spooky music. I gave up fast...
There's no story, at least through what what I was able to sit. It's a tour of some bunker...
There's no narrator. This sounds like the audio track of some BBC documentary on a US facility designed to serve as the governmental base following a nuclear war.
Again, this didn't seem fictional.
I am seriously wondering if this audio was misfiled under a different book title name. It seems NOTHING like what the title suggested it would be...
The first two hours are whining about what a great chance he had but things just kept beating him down. Gee, he WANTS to succeed but life is just so tough on him. Mommy and Daddy don't love him. Wah wah wah. The self-pitying got SO annoying I had to turn it off.
Sure, I'd try. Performance was fine but the material was so annoying I began associating Ganser's voice with the dislike I had for the book.
The entire book is structured so that you can't really cut just one scene. EVERY section seems to start with the author gearing up to fight the dragons, then he's rejected and falls into another sad, sorry condition and has to bemoan his life. I was really looking forward to a
While the audio quality was pretty low (extremely bassy and low levels meant I had to CRANK the volume nearly to distortion), this audiobook of Barry's normally amusing articles is made doubly funny by Stevens' very wry and well performed narration!
It's unfortunate this sometimes anecdotally amusing tome is so riddled with the author’s self-indulgent whining. A clever writer, Daisey comes off as a smartass yuppie version of Jean Shepherd and the listener leaves with the feeling that the wine upon which the author got drunk in the final chapter was clearly one distilled of sour grapes.
After years iof Audible listening, I'm pleased to write my first review on this exceptionally well-written and detailed account of this event and the people involved. Cullen's years of research lend to an intricate look into the minds behind the attack and the time leading up to the harrowing event, as well as impacts on the families and ommunities involved, analyses into the precursors, and lessons learned. Leslie's performace as narrator is one of the most solid and gripping I've ever heard, bringing a chilling authenticity to the text, especially those of Harris and Klebold themselves.
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