ESPN's star comedic duo, Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, bring their radio and TV sports shtick to the listener in this hilarious audiobook, which includes their definitive list of rules to live by. This is for all ESPN devotees, all Mike and Mike fans, and fans of audiobooks like Dennis Miller's Rants and Tony Kornheiser's As Bald as I Want to Be.
©2010 Mike Greenberg (P)2010 Oasis
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"A Real Disappointment"
First let me say that I am a big fan of Mike and Mike's Radio Show, I listen to it almost every morning for at least 2 hours at my desk at work. They've been promoting the book heavily and I was excited to get to listen to it, but what a disappoinment. The formatting is clumsy and there's no real flow to it, I realize they are reading the book, but it sounds like they are reading the book, which of all the audio books I've listened to this is the first one where it really sounded like they were struggling to read something they have written. Other audiobooks let you get lost in the reading, this one smacks you back to reality every few minutes with one guy doing all the readings of the regular guests on the radio show, so one person is doing the "voices" of Stink, Dicky V, Mel Kiper Jr., John Clayton, etc.... and they all sound exactly the same. Mike and Mike also promoted on the show that their wives would be a big part of the book, in reality they have a few minutes at the very end, which is not very entertaining at all. Now did I get a few laughs out if this, yes I did, but fewer than I expected I would definitely not recommend it.
"Stick to Radio"
Putting the terrible content aside, Golic's performance was lacking, but actually better than Greenberg's, who at times sounded like a child being forced to read from the pulpit during mass.
Composed of feeble attempts at humor and legitimately sad performances, this book was at times hard to listen to, but I will always love Mike & Mike and am glad to support them, just as long as they stick to radio.
I watch Mike & Mike every morning on as I get ready for work. I LOVE the show and the chemistry between them and their guests. The promotion of the book caused me to download it from Audible.com.
I listen to audible books in the car during my commute. This book was very boring at first but these guys are great entertainers so I kept listening, hoping it would get better. Nope. I had listened to about half of it when I finally just stopped listeing and admitted that I was doing them an injustice by getting mad at them for writing and promoting such an awful book. I never did finish it.
i still watch and listen to the show every day and enjoy it, but the book is not a good "listen". I have no idea if it's a good "read", but definitely not a good listen!
I don't really care for Mike and Mike too much but I definitely enjoyed this audio book a great deal. And I absolutely love their Indendence Day idea, which would make the firework celebration on the first Thursday of every July!
"Just OK - the show is better"
You really appreciate Mike and Mike on the radio after hearing this book. They do a tremendous job each and every morning, however their rendition of this book was a little dull. This is the first audiobook that I felt the readers were actually reading from a script - you could tell the two are not used to doing this. What makes them great is there honest, off the cuff reaction to each other's thoughts and, of course, these thoughts were a little forced.
It's a quick book (only a little over 4 hours) and it comes at a good price (around $8 for members) so it is a nice, quick read. I would say it was worth the purchase, but don't expect Mike and Mike to sound like Mike and Mike.
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