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Sometimes your life needs a jumpstart, and it's clear the Halperns have got a great handle on how to get the most from every day. What a remarkable story! It can be hard to be honest when evaluating your own approach to life, but only the tough journeys are worth taking, right? And the narration is one of the best I've heard. Soothing, even hypnotizing! It really lends an extra layer of conviction to the narrative. Big thumbs up all around!
What did you like best about Life, Love and Adventure!? What did you like least?
Mr. Halpern's life was very interesting and diverse. I wish he would have gone into more detail about the Depression and the war. I found it very interesting to hear how ration books worked. I would have liked more information about his brother and how the war affected him. There were things in the book that interfered with the flow (like listing all the addresses to places and lists of people's names that didn't add to the story).
Who was your favorite character and why?
This book was about Mr. Halpern's life, so he is the main character. I liked hearing about how he helped people with mental disabilities find fulfilling work. Mr. Halpern is a man a of vision and drive to make things happen. I liked this part of his story. Mr. Halpern is a great problem solver and creative thinker.
Which character – as performed by Alex Robertson – was your favorite?
This book is mainly about one character, Mr. Halpern. At times, the author writes as if he is talking directly to the listener or reader. Alex Robertson's narration of this was spot on. I felt Mr. Robertson was speaking directly to me with encouraging words to make my life as good as it could be.
Could you see Life, Love and Adventure! being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
I think Mr. Halpern lived a very interesting life. He had some very interesting things to say. I think his book could have been improved by having someone edit his work.
Any additional comments?
The narration by Alex Robertson was fantastic! It is easy to tell this is a very trained voice, which was relaxing and soothing to me. Mr. Robertson would be an excellent children's books reader (I'm a former grade school librarian, so I appreciate great narration.). I hope this narrator does more books, I will be looking for his name.