Nora Ephron's wit and snarky humor.
This was the first Nora Ephron book for me. It was a gift. While I did enjoy the book, I know I was not target audience. Young women will still find it funny, but women 40+ will really enjoy it.
I like that she has a very unique voice, but that it isn't grating or difficult to listen to. I felt like she was sittingin my car with me, telling me all these great stories from her life.
Getting older doesn't get easier, but it does get funnier.
I didn't read the print version, but I typically prefer the audio editions. The narrator was excellent.
The most intriguing aspect of the story was that Marie-Laure is blind, but so capable. She sees things just as vividly but in a different way. I wouldn't say that any thing was uninteresting in the story, but perhaps Frederick was my least favorite character, which isn't because he is unlikeable, just boring.
His accents are on point, which made it easy to dissolve into each character.
Secrets only visible to the blind eyes.
What I loved most about Yes Please was that Amy's stories were so relatable, and also gave you some perspective to look at your own life. And she does it all without feeling preachy or judgy.
What I liked best was that it felt very honest to me. I didn't feel like she was trying to be someone else, or that she was trying to be better than she really is, she was just being herself.
If you read the book, you won't get to hear Amy tell you these stories herself, and you won't get to enjoy the guest readers and the conversations that she has. And if you read the book, you won't get to enjoy her wonderfully thick Boston accent, or her mother's and father's even thicker accents.
Everything you love about Amy Poehler, in one neat package.
This book was a wonderful read, especially for women. I really enjoyed Amy's honesty about the good things and the bad things she's experienced. I loved her advice and the lessons that she shared about growing, being a woman, taking charge, and still having fun. I also really loved her messages about being better women together.
I would listen to Fall of Giants again because there is so much content. In order to really retain all those details, I think this book deserves a second listen.
His accents are wonderful. He does a great job of creating all the characters and really give each one a personality.
No, but that isn't because the book wasn't good. The content is heavy and after particularly sad or emotional part of the story, I needed a little break to let my heart and head process all of the story.
What I love the most about Winter of the World is how Follett weaves this fantastic web of characters and how their lives are from all different walks of life, and how they interact in almost a serendipitous way.
That's difficult to say because there isn't really any other book that I have read like it. Perhaps "Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingslover. This is the best example that I can't think of because the story is narrated from several different character points of view, and both historical fictions take place during very turbulent times.
John Lee does a great job of establishing the different characters by using different accents and slight variations in his voice, but not making it feel forced.
The moments that moved me often pertained to Maude and her love for her older son.
Hysterical, Entertaining, Endearing
What I liked best about this story was getting to learn about NPH's personal growth and acceptance of his childhood, celebrity, and his sexual orientation. The way that explains how he has navigated life made him so much more relatable and also made him a real person, not just a TV figure.
NPH is so entertaining and engaging. He is a true performer and knows how to draw the audience in and keep them captivated the whole time.
I'm just like you, only wayyyy better.
And no, you won't be offended when you see what I mean.
This book was really entertaining and refreshing. Not only do you get a peak into NPH's personal life, but you get a glimpse of what it's like to not only grow up in Hollywood, but to continue to live in it. It was really fascinating to hear about his journey and the struggles that NPH has had, and how his insecurities. He's really not that different than the rest of us, he's just wayyyyyy cooler.
Re-listening to books is not something I typically do, but I would consider going back and giving this one a second ear. There is so much detail in the story that I feel like a second listen is justified to pick up all the beautiful detail.
"The Night Circus" is the first book that comes to mind. These two are completely different genres, I am well aware, but hang in there, I'll explain. The reason I'm comparing these two books is that the narrator did a wonderful job of telling these beautiful stories. Both books and narrators had me lost in the vivid descriptions that are beautiful and tragic at the same time. The narrators both made me feel like I was listening to a grandfather tell me a magnificent story, which sounds like it would be frustrating, but their voices were really enjoyable.
My favorite scene was when Liesel leaves the not for the Mayor's wife explaining herself and why she is a book theif.
I would love to take Liesel out to dinner. She's a little pistol. This girl endures so much hardship and just keeps bouncing back. I would love to hear more about her view on the world and also to listen to her stories.
The narrator. Her voice was wonderful. Her accent was lovely, and the sound of her voice and narration was really enjoyable to listen to. The stories were really fascinating too.
I liked that the author gave us a peak into a lifestyle I had no idea even existed. The stories were a great look into these lives that never really get much recognition. What was my favorite aspect of these stories was how the author was so foreign to this lifestyle, but as she got to know the people better, she started to really appreciate them and see them for who they really are.
It's really difficult to pick one. Perhaps the story about Conchita and her premature delivery. It is fascinating to hear the details about this complicated delivery and how the mother cared for this premature baby. What was also very interesting was to hear about how much care for preemies has changed since these times.
While I didn't listen to it in one sitting, I looked forward to listening to it each time. Since it is broken into short stories, it was one that was conducive for listening to in intervals.
If you've watched the show, and you enjoyed it at all, then give this book a go. What I really enjoyed is that the book goes much more into detail about the characters and their backstories. You get to learn more about these women they treat and how they have come to live these lives. It was really fascinating. You learn that people are often products of their situations, and sometimes people have to go through a lot more than we can even imagine.
The narrators were great. I enjoyed listening to them throughout.
Personally, I felt like this was a bit melodramatic. If you enjoy over the top love stories, then you would probably enjoy this one. Not really my cup of tea.
The last scenes were my favorite. The protagonist grows a lot by then and it was nice to see her gain confidence and maturity.
I could see this being made into a movie, especially if the notebook since the notebook was made into a movie. If Kate Winslow were 15 years younger, I would cast her as the lead.
It's not that hated the book, it was just sappier and more dramatic than I thought it would be.
I don't regret listening to it, but I don't think I'll listen to it again. And I probably wouldn't buy any more books by her. Now, this is not because I think she is a bad writer, but because I had a hard time relating to her because her personality is so different than mine.
Probably not. I thought most of the stories were entertaining, but I just couldn't relate to her life. I also felt that some of the stories were a little petty, but that's just me. Perhaps I'm just more of a Tina Fey type person.
I enjoyed her story about working as a physical therapist. I think that story really showed a genuine side of her that I wanted to hear more about. That's not true, I felt the whole book was genuine, but that story was one that I felt connected to her over.
I'd say so. I'm not in love with the book, but I don't regret listening to it.
I think that women who are adventurous and free-spirited would like this book. Women who identify with Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling might have a harder time connecting to Kelly Oxford's work.
The narrator. I had a really hard time listening to his voice. And it was really difficult to differenciate between the different characters because he didn't really change his voice at all.
To be honest, this genre is a bit of a stretch for me to begin with. I woudn't mind trying a different book in this genre. It all just depends on the story, and the narrator.
Someone with a bit more variation in their voice. Perhaps also someone that doesn't have such a deep, gravelly voice. I'm not sure who that would be.
No. Mostly because I couldn't get into the story because the narrators voice was so difficult for me to listen to.
This might be a book that is better to read than to listen to.
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