Ruddy McCann, former college football star, has experienced a seismic drop in popularity; he is now Kalkaska, Michigan’s full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head. The voice introduces himself as Alan Lottner, a dead realtor. Ruddy isn’t sure if Alan is real, or if he’s losing his mind.
I didn't like the narrator at all. Not enough emotion in his voice. When someone was angry he made them sound like they were "normal". I hope he's not the narrator for the second book.
Sully is staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it's hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years...the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends...Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one).
I didn't like the narrator and the voices he used for each character. I really have to wonder why Rosso would make Rub (the man) stutter in this story and not in Nobody's Fool. All in all I liked the story.
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Thirty thousand years ago, ice was storming the planet. Among the species forced out of the trees and onto the steppes by the advancing cold was modern man, who was both predator and prey. No stranger to the experiences that make us human - a mother's love and a father's betrayal, tribal war and increasing famine, political intrigue and forbidden love, joy and hope and devastating loss - our ancestors competed for scant resources in a brutal landscape.
It was a very good story. The performer could have done a lot better. He should have paused between chapters. At times I didn't know if was a new chapter or a continuation of the same. Same at the end of the store. I had to go back because I wasn't sure if it was part of the story of a piece the author himself was talking to us.
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Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!
Would you consider the audio edition of Whatever You Do, Don't Run to be better than the print version?
What did you like best about this story?
It was a great story and the humor added a lot
Have you listened to any of Antony Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Any additional comments?
Would like Peter Allison's other books in audio format
Discover a place where every animal is safe, loved, and allowed to live out its natural life. Here is the inspiring true story of Best Friends, an animal sanctuary a few dedicated people made happen, and thousands of furry and feathered friends have called home. Meet the residents, including Sinjin, the badly burned black cat and Sparkles, the broken-down packhorse. Meet their rescuers: a famous symphony conductor, a successful architect, veterinarians, and others.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
If they were an animal lover - YES
Would you be willing to try another one of Juliette Parker’s performances?
NO! She was horrible!! I had a hard time staying focused on the store because of her voice and the way she used it. Especially for the men talking. She is to 'sing songy'.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
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