Ha... see headline.
The thing I liked best was how honest she was, shameless bravery is an understatement. Second would have to be how one minute I was laughing my ass off and the next I was crying.
I'd have to say the accents, she is FABULOUS.
Both... I actually went back and listened to it again, I've only done that with one other book, The Help... So it's safe to say, I HIGHLY recommend GUTS.
Yes, definitely - loved the conversational style
It just kind of ended, a little on the "sell out" side, but okay.
No, this the the first one and I look forward to more
Didn't specifically inspire me, but I enjoyed her story and experience
Liked it, but wished it went a little a little deeper, perhaps I am shallow, but I kind of wanted more dirt. Worthwhile purchase though.
I've listened to lots of good books but Guts remains my favourite. The brevity of the book is mostly because it was focused on a specific event but I wished it was longer because of how much I enjoyed the narration.
There really is no comparison, the story is certainly unique (since really, Kristen shouldn't be alive after her medical emergency) and Kristen's story telling and narration was so, so amazing.
Her English accents are great and I know others have said this, but it really is like she is telling you her story over a cup of tea. Like we're old friends hanging out. I read somewhere that she rehearsed her narration for a very long time and made all her friends and family listen to her but it doesn't come across as rehearsed at all.
I really hope that Kristen either writes another book or someone else asks her to narrate. The book is very, very funny but also sad and insightful.
You know, I don't know that I've ever listened to an audio book more than once, but I would definitely considering listening to this one. Kristen's narration is wonderful and the story is heartbreaking.
I listen to audio books during my hour long commute in the mornings and afternoons and this morning I barely remember how I got to work.
I still have a few hours left of the book, but I was tearing up when she talked about the doctor who stopped to hold her hand when she was scared.
This book is really touching and interesting and funny. I'm a big reader, but I'm glad I got the audio book because Kristen's narration adds so much to this story. I got it on a whim with one of my credits and had no idea I would like it so much.
Brilliant. Raw. Candid.
Hard to compare with other audiobooks except maybe David Sedaris, who has the same ability to make you laugh while telling a heart-wrenching story.
That voice. That voice. That voice is MADE for audiobooks. Kristin is one of the rare performers who has the looks to match that mesmerizing voice.
Kristen is so honest. Sadly, many moments made me cry because it came too close to home with a friend of mine. But the way Kristen reads this brings laughter too. It's the first audio book I've had, but I have since downloaded a half dozen more. What better way to fit "reading" in to my daily schedule!
It was like sitting with an old friend who has finally cleaned up.
When her friend finally told her that Kristen wasn't fooling anyone and her real friends knew for a while she had a problem - and that they took the opportunity to call her on it...and she LISTENED!
Being Real - Really Real
While I loved hearing Kristen's story - I hope there is never a need for a follow up book due to relapse. Best wishes to her for continued sobriety and success in all she does.
Kristin Johnston transformed what could have been a grim story through her brilliant humor and delivery.
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
Every word of this book was entertaining. I haven't laughed and smiled that much listening to any other book. She didn't just read the book, she performed it, and I loved every minute. But it was too short.
You have touched so many lives by being brave and sharing your story with us. While reading your book, many times I thought how much of it relates to my life and life growing up. It's extremely difficult to hear the agonizing details of how a person in long term recovery ultimately thinks and how much pain they physically feel. Seeing/Reading this gives me a new perspective on how to help my son and others in the same situation. God bless Ms Johnston... you are one amazing Chick!