loved it from start to finish. a real heartfelt funny story of michaels struggle to the top of comedy. narrated by the man himself adding to listening pleasure. well worth it.
having read angels and demons, da vinci code and digital fortress, i pretty much knew what to expect. it delivered, nothing more to say really. a really good read with some good narration. loved it and looking forward to the movie in 2012.
I knew of Mr Joly from the telly back in the day... so i decided to read the dark tourist, its not something i would normally go for but was on holiday and listened to it on the plane. i was really surprised by the book, dom has a specific sense of humour, very dry, but entertaining. on the whole i enjoyed the book and was surprised that i found it entertaining and quite gripping, especially loved the whole theme of dark tourism as i had neve heard of it before. who knew that you can blow up a cow for 50 USD with an RPG ?. classic stuff.
i did a bit of research on this through amazon before using a credit and am very happy with the purchase. there is a lot of history of the events running up to the actual operation that killed bin laden, which i found very interesting. everything from the conception and historic missions of the SEAL's to the history of bin laden himself. didn't give it 5 stars becuase there was a lot of discussion about the events of the russian army in afghanistan in the 70's that i did not think was relevant. the seal training mentioned in the book is very interesting and the narration is excellent.
I really enjoyed this book, i have always been interested in Area 51 and the aircraft tested there in the 60's and 70's. the book is well narrated by the author and manages to engage the listener for long periods of time. this is probably the most complete history of the base i have ever read. it contains everything from its conception to the U2 program, Oxcart (SR-71) and bob lazar. also discusses the roswell crash up to current events. best use of a credit so far. if you have any interest in the base or CIA, cold war etc then you should enjoy this.
now i know that this book is incredibly successful and has been made in to a film as a result of this, HOWEVER the book is soooo painful to read, dont get me wrong the narration is nice and fitting tothe context but there is so much detail, i think early on the narrator is talking about the main character reading a newspaper and proceeds for the next 10 to 15 minutes discussing in great detail the storys in the paper. i found this so boring but persevered as i though it would get better, it didn't. waste of a token.
i agree with other reviewers in that the story is slow at start, but once it gets going the book is a decent read, the only downside if the narration, it is soooooo annoying and the narrator sounds exactly like Troy McClure from the simpsons tv cartoon. check out the sample and decide yourself. i will try other titles by the author but will avoid the narrator in future.
i had to laugh out to myself in one of the earlier chapters as the narrator makes several mistakes in dialogue and has to restart the paragrah. at one point he says "oh sorry about that" and starts all over again, the quality control is a bit questionable. not a bad book though.
i enjoyed this so book so much, mostly because it was read by phil. his strategys are solid and has helped me improve my game no end, he also discusses the etiquette in poker, of which i knew very little about. the duration of the book isn't that long but i have re read it twice, to take it all in you will need to read it several times. well worth it, would like more poker books on audible. !
very hard to understanding what stephen is saying and the main problem is that the comedy is very visual, certainly not suitbale for audio format. i only paid 1.99 for it so not too bothered about the cost but should be pulled from the library and no longer advertised. absolute drivel !
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