The short stories are really funny. They are well worth the price (free). This is a no-brainer, definitely get this collection of shorts and give them a listen. They are simply fun listens.
Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.
A great little compilation of Jon Ronson's self-deprecating, anxiety-ridden stories about family life. He's kind of a straight David Sedaris.
Good for the price because it was free. However it ended up being a quick enjoyable listen I would highly recommend to other audible members!
"limone".. find out the significance of this lost in translation gem.. this is a story of diplomatic lies & ultimate truths.
This book was narrated by Jon Ronson himself, and if you look at a picture of him while listening, you can almost duplicate the excitement of listening to him in person (he is on the Daily Show and Colbert every now and again). Lots of fun and, well, I don't want to spoil anything, but he is very funny.
This is FREE and fun to listen to. I found myself laughing out loud in the car. Grab it; its FREE and can't hurt.
This was my first listen to Jon Ronson and his voice took a few minutes to get used to, but then I liked it. These four stories are very humorous and I laughed out loud at the last one about his parents' hotel and his mother wanting to put a family painting in the lobby. This story especially reminded me of David Sedaris. I would recommend this short listen to anyone - a very pleasant way to spend a half hour!
Make it more obvious when the stories were changing. I assume the character "I" was the same throughout the stories but it was hard to tell when one story ended and another began. I was at the end of the book before realizing they were all melded together.
I'll have to listen to them again to see if I missed something, but right now, I'm glad it was free.
It was an odd collection of stories from an English author. I did not enjoy the listen. I should of spent the time listening to a longer book. The audio book was just not interesting to me.
Rebecca a classic tale. Something I can get into and enjoy a plot and time line that makes sense.
Yes the narration was just fine.
No I would not.
Just too odd ball for my tastes.