I think Jim Dale is my favorite narrator. He is so wonderful to listen to and the stories of Peter, Molly, George, the boys, etc are so exciting it's difficult to stop the book to do other things.
After reading some of the reviews, I doubted I would like it.However, I adore listening to Jim Dale and think he could read a catalog and it would be an excellent listen.
Anyway, I went into this book not expecting much. However, it was a wonderful book that a delight for all 5 senses. It was a mastery of words but without overdoing the descriptions into tedium. The beauty of the story was in its subtlety. The author didn't try to bang you over the head with what you needed to know about the characters, plot, etc...rather it is a dance in which you must be an active participant by engaging your brain.
If you prefer heart pounding action, gore, lots of sex, or easily digestible material, this book is not for you.
Liked the narrator. The book was ok. Didn't love it, didn't hate it and it was easy to listen to on the train.
The book was an interesting and honest story and the science (or in some cases lack of science) behind Rubin's project to become happier. Rubin reads the book herself, which lends a personal touch, like you are getting to know her, not just her words. The writing is strong, the personal anecdotes great. I sometimes got a little annoyed at the over analyzing of every little nuance of every single little thing. That would make me a very unhappy person. However, Rubin clearly has a completely different personality than me. I did find some very helpful bits of info and insight that I will be using.
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