As a long-time (over a decade) Audible listener, I was intrigued when a friend chastised me when I told her that I knew nothing about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. Out of curiosity I downloaded and listened. I was sincerely shocked that this is a best seller, that women don’t find this insulting and offensive, that the insertion of soft porn into every 10 pages could make a sophomoric storyline into a best seller (ok, I guess that one is no big surprise). Maybe I’m just annoyed that I didn't think to write this and reap the profits? Who knew?? I obviously think way to much. I have listened to over a thousand books in my travels. Some fantastic, some awful; however, even the awful weren't in the same intellectually shallow category. They might have not been my cup of tea for whatever reason, but I could say I learned something. I guess I could say what I learned here is how far such a large portion of our society has slipped intellectually. Terrorists should be laughing hysterically! They should be doubled over saying "that's hot" and "oh my." They don’t have to plot to destroy our country. We have apparently dumbed down our educational system and expectations to the point of diminishing or possibly no return.
Makes no difference when there are lines continually repeated like "Oh my" and "that's so hot"
Anger, sadness, disappointment AND disgust.
I am not a prude. If you are going to write something erotic, do it well. This was CRAP.
If Billy would have focused on his life and comedy and not attempted to throw in political comments that were mean-spirited and extremely biased.
I did not buy this book to hear Billy's political opinion. Some comedians make fun of all politicians. Obviously, they are fair game, but Billy's political agenda and opinions were quite obvious. I don't care. I'm not interested in what you think politically.
The first half of the book was quite funny. The second half became almost maudlin and depressing. Yes, I know that none of us are going to get out of this life alive - but this part of the book went beyond funny. It seemed obsessive.
That's not really applicable since the book was all about Billy.
I used to like to read Dean Koontz novels. Perhaps they are a better "read" then "listen" or perhaps I just evolved as a reader. This book was old "B" movie predictable.
Touching and wonderful. I laughed and cried. I will never look at my dog in the same way.
This book comes from the heart and touches your heart because it is real....full of real, raw emotions, about good stuff gone bad and the bad stuff that makes us complete.
Maybe it works for a Seinfeld episode or even a season, but 13 hour books about nothing don't work.
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