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michael c. hughes

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Weird and Wonderful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

A little disjointed but charmingly so. I enjoyed Mr. King’s reading. It’s a little like hanging out with a friend. There is only an offense political aspect if you object to having an author reference the fact that bigotry exists and that it is not a desirable state of affairs. I liked both stories.

1 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Practical Advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

Plenty of things to try in everyday life mixed with a few laughs. Some old ideas put in new and interesting ways and a few ideas that were new to me. Will probably listen again when I need a pick me up.

Why the negative reviews?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Brison is at his perceptive best here. I especially want to address the reviewer who felt that the incident in Houston could have happened anywhere. No it could not. That is why it is funny. If you are prepared to laugh at Brison's observations about other locations then be prepared for him to level stingingly accurate observations about you own home. I agree that the humor is not as good when not softened by Brison's narration. Otherwise this is as good as his previous works.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Was not a big fan until now

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Loved this book!! Pretty genuinely creepy in parts. I'm sure the author might hate this but it did rather remind me of some early Stephen Kings's. Just a feel to it perhaps. Good characters and the writing quality is good. Held my attention the whole way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very ordinary

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

I got this because I saw a couple of reviewers compare it to the Steig Larsson books. It ain't all that. Ok if you are into the whole cops behind the scenes thing but fine to skip otherwise.

Wowed

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

I had never heard of this book and picked it up on sale. I can understand why it might be regarded as a modern classic. The quality of the writing is superb. It is quite maudlin and the ending left be a bit depressed but even so it is absolutely worth the listen.

Did not disappoint.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

I have been haunted for years by the Life of Pi. This book had more of that weird, charming and sometimes unsettlingly dreaminess that I loved. Wonderful characters and although the pacing was somewhat uneven it did not lose my interest at any point.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

More Gaiman than King

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-15

By turns creepy and funny this book reminded me of Neil Gaiman's style. Quick moving with the good quality character writing that made Cloud Atlas so enjoyable. I will definitely be listening to this one again.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

I wanna hang out with Sarah

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Sure her voice is unique, but I find it addictive. Smart, super well informed voice in American history. All the stuff you never knew but kinda wanted to know. When a well trained investigative reporter turns her attention to the past; listen up :)

Total immersion.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Awesomely long. I am a long time Irving fan with Owen Meany being my favorite. This was a bit different in setting to some of his novels but the mix of humor, total believability of his characters and absolute outrageousness remains. I enjoyed it to the end. Perhaps not the best choice for a first time Irving listener.