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Narration issues, decent story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-2019

There's been a lot of comments on the narration, but I found slowing it to .85% speed helped. The fake accents are a tad jarring but I didn't notice them as much as others.

The story itself is decent, if a bit too much like a historical drama rather than a mafia story. still, it was good fun.

Horrific but fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

Despite being a bit repetitive if you're listening to it back-to-back, this is a fascinating and tragic story from one of the survivors.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A great read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

While this has an interesting new intro by the author, nothing else had changed in the 25th anniversary edition. The audio quality remains average and can sometimes have you reaching for the volume. However, this remains a gripping thriller and the narrator does a solid job of bringing it to life.

Pretty good, but repetitious

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-2018

lt's a pretty decent story for fans, and Jimmy's telling of it gets better as he goes along. However, it's a bit repetitious and the listener is hit over the head with obvious points, while truly deep memories are skimmed over or Jimmy decides not to tell the full account. All up, it's a decent but disjointed account of a pretty horrible childhood. Barnes' fans will love it, but for everyone else this isn't essential listening.

Engaging story, brilliantly narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Great story that despite being familiar to most people, is still thoroughly engaging. The narration is as close to perfect as you could hope for. Such a rich telling of a fascinatingly brutal story that hasn't lost any of its impact in half a century

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great insights for the true Cash fan

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2018

Great story about a complex artist. Not for the casual fan, and probably best suited to those with at least a passing interest in the process of making records, touring and country music. Narrator was good, although there were some minor issues with some sentences and some obvious re-recorded sections which was a tad jarring. However that's understandable for a 30-plus hour story. Overall, a great story that is well told.