May 31, 2009

Review: Priceless Memories by Bob Barker

With a 50 year television career, Bob Barker, is a familiar face. Beginning as a radio host Bob made the jump to TV with the audience participation show Truth or Consequences. He’s hosted numerous specials including Miss USA, Miss Universe and The Rose Parade. But of course he’s most famous for The Price Is Right.

In this audio book narrated by Barker himself he shares some of his most treasured memories starting from life on a Native American reservation to his stint in the military through his romance with his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jo up to his retirement.

I was a little disappointed by Priceless Memories. Barker’s stories are repetitive and lackluster. With such a long career and knowing so many celebrities I was anticipating more interesting or humorous adventures. The best story he told was when he moved and his elderly dog escaped through an open door. It took two days and nights to finally track him down and thankfully there was a happy ending. In my opinion this one gets a pass as purchase but it might be a good library read.


bermudaonion said...

I just got the audio version of this - I hope I like it more than you did.

Ladytink_534 said...

I saw a few audiobook giveaways for this and the actual book at the library the other day but it doesn't really seem up my alley.