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Wish it were longer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-16

The Book stops at the Nike IPO. I wish it kept going. There most be so much left in the story.

Excellent book. Had to play at 1.25 speed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Wonderful story. Finished in two days. Wish reader was faster. Had to play at 1.25x speed which still felt slow.

Terrible reader - predictable oversimplified story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. The story had promise, but fell short as it was overly simplistic. Also the reader was really poor.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The book ends abruptly. There is a bit of a twist at the end, but then the book tries to wrap up a few loose ends too quickly. It's clear this book was written in hopes that a sequel could be made.

What didn’t you like about Dion Graham’s performance?

Terrible

Could you see The Circle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, but hopefully it would be made more interesting.

Any additional comments?

This story has a lot of promise. The basic idea is solid, but the book never deals with some of the key factors that may make practices of "the circle" essentially impossible in the real world. I kept thinking that real people wouldn't just blindly go along with all of the things that happen in the book. The book reads like a rough draft. About 30 percent should have been removed or rewritten to make it more interesting and more believable.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Enjoyed, but wanted more statistics or takeaways

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-13

What did you love best about The Most Expensive Game in Town?

Good information. Great to get some insight into some of the specifics that are happening.

Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Reader was good. I've heard him to other books, and he's got a perfect voice for statistical based non fiction.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You're ruining your kids lives.

Any additional comments?

Overall I liked the book. However, I wish there was more statistical analysis on what happens to kids who's parent actually spend all the money on sports. I also wish there was more info on how valuable (or lack of value) there is in spending money on kids before a certain age - meaning how much does it actually help to spend 1k on training for an 8 year old.

The author provides a lot of good information, but makes very few statements like - based on this information you should do (or at least consider) XXXXXX.

Hated the ending

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like twisted, dark books, with characters who are unlikable, you'll like this book.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's an interesting story, but the characters are just so unlikable.