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A Fun Romp

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

Reviewed: 2019-09-29

Life imitating art imitating life.

There was some repetition of components of the story. Perhaps there were (long?) breaks between writing sessions.

Narration tone/delivery changed unexpectedly - editing?

Overall, A Fun Romp!

Felt Like I Was There

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

Reviewed: 2019-09-07

Detailed, technical, but told in plain language.

What question would I have for Michael Collins, in amongst every that could be asked? Nothing. I would simply say "Thank you."

An excellent biography!

Beyond The Headlines

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-11

This book is bound to please no one, and therein lays the richness.

The authors have encapsulated and covered the stories behind the disproportionate wheezing of buffoonery politics, hyperventilating infotainment, and points a straight finger at ghostly "unnamed sources".

Equally important it attempts to explain the dysfunction of "why were we there?" with no clear answer, because there is and isn't one.

I believe it explains Mr Bergdahl's purposes and reasons, will afford him space, peace, and as much anonymity as his life will permit.

Better Than a Space Voyage Book

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-10

Great book that starts wherever the beginning and ends at the ending. Mr Kelly's story has interspersed his professional life with his personal life, and presents well his voyages, journeys, and successes.

The narration at times was robotic, but that quickly gave way to the natural flow of the particular passage being read.

The pace of the book was also spot on. Some points dragged, but if you were in space for a year.... yeah, some parts would drag.

I recommend this book!

Fascinating & Informative

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-25

What is the secret to being a highly successful author?

The answers are found in this interesting and well read book.

In amongst the twists of Mr King's informative book, there is something of a memoir. The discovery of everything that can be a sprinkle of an idea, or drinking from a firehose.

The pace, narration, and intonation added to this listening experience.

Enjoyed and recommended.

Worth It

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-16

This was a good meandering yarn about some of the tidbits you only sometimes hear about.

Wayne Gretzky's story, the good and unique people he wrote about are all mentioned in a classy way, just like the Great One himself.

The only drawback was the narrator's incorrect pronunciation of French or foreign born players. This is an audible editorial miss.

Bottom line: worth it!

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

This was a pretty good story. Aside from the closing chapters that dealt with headline material, I found the majority of the author's story very interesting - perhaps worthy of a different novel (or two).

Some spots were a little preachy, but considering the author's position in society, this is not a criticism.

The author's voice work is good. Some chapters sounded mechanical in the beginning, however, as each chapter progressed, it is very detectable that the author was very engaged.

Recommended!

A Tawdry Romp!

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-10

Listened until the end. Intonation and pacing were spot on. Clearly spoken and enjoyable from an audio perspective.

The story itself; opportunistic, sultry in spots, and a sort-of connect-the-dots that fills in the WTF factor - whether archive accurate or not is not for me to determine.

Bottom line, I thought this was a fun book.

Not Y2K'd

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-07

I am a big Chris Jericho wrestling fan. I know that Fozzy is an important part of his story.

I found that some of the tales seemed stretched out and the moral add-on's, for me, rang hollow. I'm not sure what role Fozzy plays in the story.

Finally, and this was a show-stopper, while the pitch and tone of story-telling should naturally ebb and flow, some passages audio drifted off and no amount of replay or volume adjustment could uncover lost words. There were points in the spoken narrative that were mumbled, mis-spoken, and did not match the flow of the tale. An editor missed something in this regard.

I wanted the Y2K rush and it didn't happen.

(Apologies if this sounds harsh).