Sarah's wry wit and skewed perspective give this book a delicious flavor. I can't wait to hear more from her. Her reading of this is worth it. It's often best to have the author read their own material, but in this case it is absolutely essential.
I'd like to hear more about her journey from Christianity to Atheism. Maybe a future tome will satisfy this need.
Why do authors assume they have the talent to read aloud? I was ready to order this book until I heard her version of "narration". Please stop telling people their talent extends beyond writing. Her presentation is reminiscent of fingernails grating on blackbaord and I do mean Multiples.
I'm sure I'd love all the books by Sarah Vogel. She's hilarious on interviews and a total geek. Plus, I'm obsessed with history. Unfortunately I have trouble concentrating because of health issues so the only way I can "read" is with audio books. My dream is to have Stephen Colbert be the sole narrator.
I tried to enjoy this book but could not get past the monotone voice of Vowell. I couldn't finish it.
The voice is so nasal I can't stand listening to it.
Have someone else narrate. Even with the occassional change in voice it was difficult to listen to.
Funny in parts, annoying in others
I do like her reading style.
I Think Therefore You Are.
this book is like an extended blog, which could've been tolerated if it wasn't for her voice. it's just not pleasant to listen to her voice. the story itself is actually not very consistent or interesting, as it is too personal. i would probably be much more impressed if i bothered to read it rather than listen to it.
This is a good two-hour book -- the problem is that after the second hour there are three more. Insight into politics is interesting, but who cares about Tom Cruise, twins, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer?