Boredom begets boredom
I think this story might be good. I just had to stop because the monotoned author sounded like she was bored telling the her own story. I know it was her memoir, but this one I should have trie to read so I could use my own voice.
Note to authors: Do what you do best- Write.
Let the Narrators- Narrate.
I may try again one year, when I am bored too.
I loved this book. Her stories and experiences and wants all hit home w/ me. Italy, finding inner peace, meditation, relationships.... It was great.
While it may not be something most of us will ever be able to accomplish, Liz Gilbert created a dreamspace, sharing her personal path of recovery and enlightenment. Absolutely worth every minute!
I really enjoyed this book....so much so that I went to see the movie once I finished the audio. There is not nearly enough time in the movie to develop the characters and enjoy the locations as in the book. Yes, I am divorced and maybe someone who has not gone through something similar may not relate as much... and great for you... get what you can from her experience and move forward...we all can't take a year off and indulge ourselves.
Mourn my wasted audible credit on "Eat, Pray and Love". which ruined my 2-hour run. She was whining, whining and whining. She imagined herself to be the most tortured person, as if there is no starved children in Africa or homeless people in Pakistan, or kidnapped families in Columbia.... The first chapter was beautifully written, though.
Awesome. Liz you shared you experiences with us that we can relate to. She has us right there traveling right along.. Shanti
First of all, I am not sure what some of the reviews are talking about. Of course this story is going to be self absorbed, it is her memoir after all.
I originally got this because my wife wanted to listen to it. She said that I would probably enjoy it so I listened to it on her recommendation. To my surprise I did actually enjoy listening to this book.
Elizabeth Gilbert is a great writer and narrator and we look forward to listent to "Committed" which we just bought today.
I finished EPL about a month ago and still can't decide if I liked it or not. I can safely say that it's better than the movie!
I have not seen the movie, but I know that the book is excellent. This author is a superb wordsmith and does a great job with the reading, too. I will look for more by this author.