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I love Tom Hanks... so when I saw this book, I thought "alright!", a book on Hanks! Well the story was fairly decent as far as I listened, but the narration was awful. I tried to get past the drone of the reader, but just got very tired of it. He ruined the story. I will have to try and find another "Hanks" bio. If you don't mind the slow drone of the narrators voice, you might enjoy this story. The narrator just does not fit well! Read by a different person would make a difference.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I usually listen to the short preview of a book before I choose it but because I admire Tom Hanks I just clicked the link to buy it. I could say it was a bad choice but the story was interesting and I found out quite a bit about one of Hollywood’s great actors so it wasn’t a complete waste of my time and credits but the reader WAS TERRIBLE. It was a good book to listen at 1.25!
The biography is quite interesting but too long for my liking and a bit repetitive. I didn't actually get to the end as I just couldn't listen to the narrator any longer without falling asleep. This is the 2nd biog I have disliked due to poor narration, the other one being of Hugh Laurie. Why highly paid actors allow their stories to be told by droning robots is beyond me. In contrast, Alan Cummings Autobiography is excellent and he reads it himself.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Although not an autobiography it gave me a good insight into the life and character of Tom Hanks. The audio was also excellent.