A delightfully entertaining listen from the cleverly raunchy Chelsea Handler. Will be especially satisfying if you are one who recognizes the line between polite comedy and inappropriate hilarity and leaps over that line. Particularly humorous is Handler's self-deprecation, as it is insightful yet vain (I don't enjoy feeling TRULY sorry for those I am laughing at, or with). If you don't mind obscenities, or in fact anticipate them, give this a listen. I wonder whatever happened to Kimmy. . .
...mother, and best friend. I wish I had the creativity to string together a series of brilliant filthy words to praise this book. EFFING FANTASTIC. Tina Fey, you are a wealth of smart, irreverent, human humor. You are more adorable than a polydactyl cat, sharp as an overpriced Williams Sonoma knife, and FUNNY AS HELL.
While I enjoy an information-packed historical horror as much as the next person, this way REALLY LONG and could have been better had it been edited. Also, I love me some Law & Order SVU, but there were many long, graphic descriptions that I struggled with. It is an interesting book, but not great. I was generous with the review because it wasn't out and out terrible (see my review of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter if you want to read about a truly terrible book).
Harry Bosch is my guilty pleasure-- "Everybody counts, or nobody counts." He is a sexy, aging man with issues. Connelly keeps things freshly formulaic-- and I am so grateful for that. I know that I will be entertained, and that the twists have twists.
This isn't the strongest of the series overall, but it has some of the most poignant scenes. I was devastated with what happened to Eleanor, because now Harry will truly have to find love and redemption within himself. I'm on the fence about Maddie's role in this book. Not sure that conclusion of her setting the crapstorm in motion was effectively resolved. Which means its time to download the next book.
I recently finished "Bossypants" by Tina Fey and "I Know I Am But What Are You?" by Samantha Bee. My library was in need of a witty memoir, and Mindy Kaling was there to fulfill my audio book needs. Delightfully funny. Interesting and introspective. All that good stuff.
This was a rich mystery full of the complications of human behavior. Character development is phenomenally complete, and the narration of Dellaporta amplifies the richness of the tale. I will look for more P.D. James the next time I search audible.com.
I had high hopes for this book, and it started off strong. However, it devolved into a boring recitation of uninteresting and unimaginative exploits. Don't get me wrong, Seth Grahame-Smith, I think your intentions were honorable, but I would be ashamed to put my name on a collection of pages that reads like a bad Mad-Lib. And trying to make your sentences seems authentically appropriate for the time period by placing the negative after the verb is really only interesting the first time. I had to stop listening after Lincoln said "I care not. It mattered not" for the bizillionth time.
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