Yes, two others. They are all good, but i love these short stories. I want more....and they would be worth buying!
Full disclosure....why we are all happily neurotic
Jon Ronson is the cat's meow!
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
This is definitely not my cup of tea. The stories are supposed to be funny, but really aren't. It could be that this type of humour isn't funny to people like me. I found the first story vulgar and the rest very dull. It is for free, so try it and decide for yourself.
This guy writes with a bent that tickles my fancy. I must read more of his works. I thoroughly enjoyed these stories because of his clever, yet warped sense of humor. Great narration, too!
Love a good sci-fi audiobook or Buddhist lecture.
I've read a few Ronson books and have always enjoyed his work, it's eat to hear him flexing his muscles as a pure humorist, all four stories were a hoot.
Professional librarian type, amateur historian.
This audiobook was mildly amusing, not horrible and just about tolerable. There were parts I could have lived without, but it isn't long enough for one to tune out. I don't think I would have paid for this if I had to pay money, and I sure as heck would not waste a credit on it. This is one of those books where the author reads, and I find his voice slightly irritating, but it does give the stories the right voice. As I wrote, "just about tolerable". I was barely familiar with the author's work, from his work on NPR, and of all the writers and whomevers to appear on This American Life, I like others more.
When I have a little money I buy books and if there is any left over, I buy food.
I didn't see the humor in the first story about the parent allowing his child to swear. I did think it was funny telling the kid a fake made-up word, but he should have had been taught to have morals, etiquette, and respect. Instead the father was a very poor example.
I guess this just wasn't my cup of tea...although I couldn't help myself...I am ashamed to say it WAS funny...if you like sarcasm.
His accent actually carried a lot of weight in the performance. How does one keep a straight face?
All in all this is not a bad introduction to the authors work.
It is extremely short though and the British humour was unexpected though refreshing.
I tried to return but didn't know how. Don't like the book at all. Very boring. complete waste of a credit.
Not for me
I wish I could exchange it but don't know how.