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If you could sum up Living On Air in three words, what would they be?
This was a cool insight to the life and progression of a "voice" I have listened to since I was child. Most of the time without even knowing it was him!
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character is the only character really, but my favorite part of his life/book would be when he was a kid learning to be a DJ. It's the time when he was still young and innocent to the ways of adult life and it amazed me how sure Dave was about what he wanted to do. As he said, with some determination and a TON of luck, you can make you dreams come true. What a great way to achieve it!
Which character – as performed by Joe Cipriano – was your favorite?
Usually, I only listen to unabridged, straightforward narrations. A little change in voice for different characters is good, but once all the sound effects and drama re-enactments come in to play, I tend to lose interest. However, in this book, the sound effects were used so well, it really took you back in time to the moments that Dave was talking about. I truly felt the "era" of each sound. In a chronological piece like this, it worked perfectly. It also really helped the comedy stand out and brought you into the stories.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed a ton, a few times out loud. Which isn't something books can often do for me. I think the fact that this was read by one of the world's best voice artist just drew me into the book and helped make it so real. Sometimes narrators can lose and audiences interest. That didn't happen once for me the whole time!
Any additional comments?
I'd say this is a definite great listen! Not like any other biography I've read or listened to, this feels almost like a novel. I would highly recommend it!
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What did you love best about Living On Air?
Living On Air was a fun listen. Joe Cipriano's absolute JOY with his chosen profession was obvious in every syllable. I truly enjoy biographies, and this was no exception. Not only did Joe bring his story to life, it was as if he was telling ME the story, not just reading the book. I'm hoping (are you listening, Joe??) that there will be a sequel! Or, at the very least, that Joe will decide to do another audiobook.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the honesty and the obvious happiness of the author/storyteller. I felt like I've know him forever, as if we were family. I also liked the periodic "hybrid" quality of the old microphone sound effect, some well-placed (not overdone) use of other voices.
What about Joe Cipriano’s performance did you like?
Everything. Again, the "hybrid" quality of using different microphones, a few sound effects, and the honesty of his delivery.
If you could take any character from Living On Air out to dinner, who would it be and why?
It would have to be Joe and his wife Anne. What a team! I bet they have some fabulous stories to tell.
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