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Practical advice I wish I had heard sooner
This is the perfect graduation speech. It’s loaded with good advice about your expectations for your future. See the world as it is, not with expectations of a grand future with little effort on your part. I’m an optimist and had high expectations for my future. I have had a good life, but it sure did take more stress and strain than I thought it would. A short listen packed with wisdom.
Keeps you thoroughly engaged.
Every word in this book is necessary. There are no dull and needless passages. One of the best books I've listened to this year. Both narrators were excellent. It is two mysteries spliced into one. Very enjoyable.
Not Hurwitz's best.
The narrator was not very good. I put the speed at 1.25, and it was better. Ms. Campbell sounded like she was reading to a pre-school class. I have really enjoyed other books by this author, but this one was a dud. Scott Brick, of course gave a fabulous performance, but that wasn't enough to save this book. Was glad when it was over. At least it did have a good ending. I'll still read a couple more books from Gregg Hurwitz waiting in my library because I have faith they will be up to his usual great writing standard. I don't like giving negative reviews. Sorry Mr. Hurwitz and Ms.Campbell.
Sweeping story of a man's life.
This book is all engulfing and doesn't let go. I rarely read or listen to such a long book these days, but this one was worth the time investment. I feel that I have lived in England and Australia in the 1800's, along with the people of this book. I can see why it is so highly acclaimed.
Very enjoyable read/listen.
I nearly didn't purchase this audible book because I thought the subject of the three wives seemed to be less than exciting. However, the story didn't have one boring moment. It ended up being a warm, happy story that I'm so pleased I didn't miss. Great story and great performance.
This book will not set the world on fire.
There are some interesting thoughts here, but I’m not anywhere near “transformed” as some claim to be, according to the author. Anyone studying the deepest workings of the mind may find this book informative. Some people under 50 may find new views here. Maybe I have lived too long, and have had time to figure most of this stuff out for myself, but I didn’t really feel much in the way of enlightenment.
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Long, slow, mesmerizing.
I really don't quite know what to say about this book. There were things I didn't like, such as the slow progress, but maybe that is why I couldn't stop listening. Along the journey I learned a lot about Mexico in the '40s. I learned about unspeakable poverty. I learned about accepting things we can't change. The poetic language kept me enthralled. But I'm not sure I would read/listen to another book by this author. A little too depressing.
Interesting! Excellent! Loved it.
Better than Indiana Jones because this is real. Also, the PDF file has great photos. I never read/listen to books a second time, but this one may be the one! I enjoyed everything about it. Not to mention that it was written by one of my favorite writers.
Kevin Hart narrates his own story. Great idea!
This book has some drawbacks, but very enjoyable over-all. I was somewhat surprised at the real life lessons Kevin Hart related in this book. I believe I enjoyed it more by listening to it rather than reading it. There were a lot of swear words, however Kevin uses bad words, it’s just part of the way he expresses himself. There were enough hysterical moments to keep me laughing, as well as serious inner reflection on how he has learned from his life experiences and poor choices. He relies on his faith in God to guide him. I was quite impressed by his life lessons. It made me consider my own life and what I can do to make it better.
Good creepy suspense.
The suspense builds right from the beginning. Psychological thriller that keeps you guessing. Several times I thought I knew ‘who done it’ but was wrong again and again. I hated to put it down and was always anxious to get back to it.