Thinking this book was about my beloved Italy and the fast developing India, I was excited to read it. Instead it is the ranting of a self indulgent, narcissitic, left wing spoiled brat. It's awful!
I have listened to hundreds of books and have never before written a negative review. I held my nose through the first two parts, thinking that surely she could not end up the same pathetic human she started out as (plus, I paid for this book and I was going to listen to it). She treats you to at least an hour (and then comes back to the subject several times) of why it's OK she doesn't want a baby. We're all HAPPY you're not having one, OK? Move on, already. She falls apart over the most minor, self-inflicted, personal problems, and treats listeners to repeated dissections of them. This is juxtaposed with limitless descriptions and examples of her otherwise fabulousness. I am almost to the end, and I quit listening when it struck me that she was not going to grow or change during the course of this book, even though that is supposed to be the point of her travels. It is, unfortunately, about a trivial and self-absorbed year in the life of a trivial and self-absorbed icky person.
Wanted to know what all the hype was about. It came strongly recommended by many friends of mine. I didn't enjoy this. I liked hearing about the places she traveled, but she was so insecure, it was depressing. Not that great.
This woman was so self centered that I could not stand her. She made it sound like she is the only person who has ever gone through a life-changing divorce and we should all care about her self-indulgent, privileged trip around the world to "heal." Also, this was poorly written with so many similes and metaphors that it was nauseating.
Mostly. She did most of the accents well, but otherwise didn't change her voice much.
Elizabeth. I hated her conceited attitude and self-righteousness.
More spiritual growth.
She read it great, its, funny but kind of shallow.
I don't know, I tried to listen several times and could just never get interested in the book.
It was just boring.
The narrating was ok. The story overrode the whole thing.
Couldn't get far enough into it to know.
I had figured if it was worth making into a movie it would be great. It just wasn't worth the credit.
Elizabeth Gilbert is a woman that women can relate to.
This is a great book. I love it. She is so real. I needed this book now... right now.
If you are wanting a book about "The Meaning of Life," this is not the book. I gave it the stars because it was an interesting read with regard to the character's travels and the people she met.
I could not, however, relate to a "privileged wife" being unhappy with her life and walking away from her life. Also, as someone being treated for depression and anxiety, I was distressed that the author suggests that those suffering from this condition can go off medication. Having "been there, done that" you can't and I resent the idea that anyone can. Nobody would suggest to a diabetic that they could discontinue their treatment.
Additionally, the sound quality was awful. The author was the narrator, and found her soft voice hard to hear and was constantly having to play back certain sections.
This was possible the worst written and listened book I could imagine.
She is so self absorbed in her little life. Who would care?
This story captured me from the first chapter. I am easily distracted if a book doesn't hook me from the get-go. I've listened to this book at least 20 times. Every time I get to go on an adventure of a lifetime! Don't miss this one!