Main character was uninteresting and annoying
His various voices all sounded like him faking an accent.
If you find characters that sit around and complain about everything interesting and you find stories that ramble and go absolutely nowhere, this is the book for you. That being said the authors command of the written word is without equal. The story was awful but the writing, descriptions and story telling were truly amazing.
A Confederacy of Dunces would have been a lot better if it had been written by someone who is funny. I don't think Mr Toole is very funny and I have no idea why this book has sold well. It is boring.
I have no idea what would transform an un-funny writer to a funny one.
I am not sure if changing narrators would be at all helpful. I suppose you could make it slightly more entertaining by having Tony Blair read it in a funny voice, or get Gilbert Gottfried to read it REALLY LOUD.
It wouldn't be so much the cutting of a scene as throwing the entire book in the wood-chipper and going "oops -- oh well".
This is a highly over-rated book. Even the weather-report for central Sahara is more entertaining than this.
I kept waiting for the point, and finally after reaching the end I realized that there really wasn't one. Disappointing at best.
I found it boring. I wish I'd read the other reviews first. I guess just because a book wins an award doesn't mean it'll be enjoyable to hear.
This book made me wish Audible.com had a "do over" button and that I had not wasted a book credit on it. The characters are pathetic and the narrator grating. I tried to get past my initial response and find something redeming, but just couldn't.
while the premise of the book seems interesting enough, (eccentric recluse with serious hygiene issues and a mother complex) it never goes anywhere. the first few times it is rather amusing to listen to the pseudointellectual rantings of the main character but the story never evolves beyond the level of charicatures. i made it through the first half of the download before i was disinterested and stopped listening.
I couldn't wait for this book to be over. I kept waiting for something funny to happen, but it never really happened. It is amusing at times, but never actually funny.
Some 30 yr old guy with personality disorders living with his mom just didn't seem funny. Sorry I wasted the book credit.
Make sure this is the type of comedy you enjoy before buying.