I was looking forward to listening to this based on many of the good reviews...however, I could not get past the first half. I tried and I tried several times, but to no avail...to me it was boring and very long-winded.
Book Lover and Knitter
I enjoyed every aspect of this book, especially the personalized narration by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her emphases on phrases, the poetic aspects of the language, her no 'bullshit' self-explorations were funny, poignant, informative, and above all, wonderful entertainment and literature. I thank her for this gift to me, her allowing me to 'cross over.
I loved the first part of this book- the part that took place in Italy. I thought as I got into the 2nd and 3rd parts- that maybe the author should not have read it. She often sounds like she is gloating in her reading. There are some funny parts in the second story- but by the 3rd- she was losing me.
This is absolutely my favorite audio book! I am not dealing with any issues at this point in my life and am not recovering from a catastrophy, but I enjoyed this book thoroughly as we are all on (or should be) a spiritual journey. This book was so fun, informative, entertaining, exciting, sad... It had it all and in such form that I truly hated to come to the end. So much so, in fact, that I've bought the print version and will make this my beach read. I am impressed with Elizabeth Gilbert so much, that I will read (or listen to) all her work. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
excellent and inspiring. i loved listening to her stories. I felt like i was there with her. it's very spiritual and uplifting. i recommend it to anyone.
I used this book in my travel writing class at the university last year after reading (and loving) it myself. Nearly everyone thought it was great--including the 20-year old guys, one of whom even signed up for Sanskrit lessons because of it. The way in which Gilbert shifts her voice in each section is quite compelling--particularly the shift from sarcasm to humility from Eat to Pray. Gilbert's own reading of this audiobook helped me, as well, to get through the more self-indulgent Love section, as one could hear clearly the smile in her voice.
Concerned about health
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. It was funny, she gave detailed factual information, and she taught about other cultures. Her finding self through yoga was inspiring and was very poignant.
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this story. I love a well written "coming into yourself" book. Loved every section and the reader was very good also. I will listen to this one more than once. Great job.
The author does an excellent job reading her book, it couldn't have been read by anyone else. Her story is helpful and entertaining. You will laugh, cry, and change as you listen to this book. It is a good read even if you are in the midst of a divorce, the content is uplifting and gives hope.