LISTENER

Bill

  • 3
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 16
  • ratings
  • The Executioner's Song

  • By: Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton
  • Length: 42 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in audio. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's Song follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pulitzer-winner spoiled by numskulled narration

  • By W Perry Hall on 05-21-18

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Don't know why there was so much hate in the reviews of the narrator. Yes, it could have been edited better, but I think he did a great job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood in the Water

  • The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
  • By: Heather Ann Thompson
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men - hostages as well as prisoners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic Events, Well-Told

  • By David on 10-27-17

I wonder

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Very well written and I enjoyed the story. However I couldn't get over the feeling of bias as I listened.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Detroit Rock City

  • The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City
  • By: Steve Miller
  • Narrated by: Steve Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

From the Stooges and MC to Grand Funk Railroad and Ted Nugent, to the White Stripes, Eminem, and Kid Rock, and whole casts of other great bands and performers, Detroit has always produced louder, more rumbling, more subversive rock music than any city in the world. In Detroit Rock City, listeners get to hear the stories straight from the participants themselves: the singers, the guitar slingers, the fans, the reporters, the promoters, even the guys who hand-made amps to be louder and crunchier than the competition’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read Well Said

  • By Miss on 07-30-13

Wasn't Impressed

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

What disappointed you about Detroit Rock City?

He was just reading quotes from others. Most of the book was listening to citing his sources, which became distracting.