Excerpts from Actual Customer Reviews
The Harry Starke Novels
Books 1 through 6
C M Anderson
"Tom Made Me Laugh Until My Eyes Cried!"
.... I love this audio book! It is richly read by Tom Lennon. I thought Harry had some great one liners in the book. However, Tom made me laugh until my eyes cried!....
"Cracking Good Read and Fabulous Narrator"
I don't know who chose Tom Lennon to play Harry, but they could not have made a better choice. I can't fault him, the pace and rhythmn were spot on and he has one of those voices and way of speaking that could convince you of anything. He certainly has mastered the art of nuance, with just the subtlest change in speech Harry goes from friendly guy to your worst enemy, and it's this smallest change of delivery that creates such authenticity. Fabulous narration, Tom Lennon aced this high quality production.
"He was able to do the female voices without sounding shrill or silly, which was great. "
Tom Lennon delivered the narration with a Southern flair suitable for the setting of the book. He was able to do the female voices without sounding shrill or silly, which was great. His delivery was smooth and confident and suited the first person narrative of the male protagonist well.
In1ear (John Row)
"He is blessed with a sense of believable enthusiasm that comes across in his readings. "
"Another wonderful read from Tom Lennon"
Another wonderful read from Tom Lennon, he certainly has the knack of getting the listener so involved in the story that you can barely drag yourself away.
He captures Harrys charm, yet when Harry is at his most thuggish and threatening, Tom makes these threats sound like a verbal caress, cleverly insinuating that there is a deeper and more frightening aspect to Harrys character.
Tom Lennon's narrative is so good! His voice accompanying me home every day is a treat I look forward to.
"The reader is excellent"
His rich voice and folksy, homespun accent is reminiscent of Andy Griffith. It has an authentic-sounding southern charm, although he can do a dead on east coast mobster accent just as well. He's able to do the women's voices without sounding squeaky or silly, too.
Fighting the Cold War
"It makes the whole thing easy listening,..."
He has a very laid back style without falling into a monotone or boring voice. It makes the whole thing easy listening, giving the book a feel of calm recollections. It is possible that Lennon’s reading style added to the matter-of-fact impression the book gave me. I found his to be a good match for this book.
"That humble, homespun storytelling style greatly adds to my level of respect and admiration for a truly unique and great American."
The narration seems to present the information exactly in the almost low key way I believe the General would want it presented and fits the book perfectly.
Valley of Deception
"I stayed with the book because of his narration."
Tom was a very good narrator and did a good job changing the voices. I stayed with the book because of his narration.
"A great ability to be each character realistically."
Tom was everyone here. As the narrator he was easy to listen too. Laid back and not overly hyper. As the older wife of a villain or her you young daughter however, he acted each role to perfection. A great ability to be each character realistically.
"Great stories about life as a cowboy"
Would you listen to Louisiana Wind again? Why?
Yes, I have listened twice already. It is a great book and the narrator has that kind of voice that makes him a great story teller.
What other book might you compare Louisiana Wind to and why?
The other Louisiana books by the same author. Same style of writing.
Which scene was your favorite?
The telling of the mom who set out the money, whiskey and Bible to determine her son's fate. She decided he would be a politician.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Many times I laughed out loud.