From her laid back delivery of the narrative to the story. This book is chockful of charming stories told in her distinctive voice that keeps you listening. There isn't one negative thing I could say about this one. I highly recommend it!
There are alot of authors out there who should farm out the reading of their books. This is NOT one of them. I don't even watch Kathy's show nor have I seen any of her stand up but I absolutely love this book. I have listened to it over and over again. It's not a straight comedy routine. This book is about growing up, struggling to make it and some scary plastic surgery story. The reading is entertaining and engaging and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys memoirs and humor!
I am a huge memoir fan and have listened to a bunch. While I found the story interesting I was distracted by the monotone reading. There was no character or inflection to give life to the words and I wish I would have just bought the book and read it.
I really enjoyed this book. Anna Quindlen does a great job reading her own book and sharing her honest and funny stories. Worth the credit.
Will someone please tell me why writers insist on reading their own material when there are trained professionals that will make their work sound a million times better? (I know...money!) I think this book would have been entertaining but Heather McDonald's reading was distracting. Her reading is monotone and hesitant. She trips over words and pauses at odd moments making it difficult to follow along with her stories. Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Rob Lowe are examples of writers who are able to convey their work in a manner that has made me re listen to every one of their books. Heather McDonald's is not. My advice is to read this one.
I purchased this much hyped book expecting a lot more. It was interesting and kept me listening until it got so convoluted I couldn't (and really didn't care to) follow it any longer. I am a big proponent of the fact that life is too short to listen to or read any book that doesn't hold your interest and with this one I didn't get past the first download.
I love memoirs and really enjoy listening to people triumph over daunting odds. The "teaser" for this book tells about the moments leading up to Lolo's accident and then leaves you wanting more and I was excited to hear her story. I am not against religion but I am not Christian and would prefer not to listen to Christian inspirational books. After about 2 chapters in which every person talks about Jesus Christ, religion and going back to her parents religious history and how they met I knew this wasn't the book for me. I know there is an amazing story and I really enjoy her blog but it was too much religion for me. I hope this review doesn't offend anyone and I respect everyone's religion and if you are a Christian or very religious you would probably really enjoy this book.
Although not a big fan of Heart, I really enjoyed listening to the sisters tell in their own voices about their experiences in starting the band and playing through the years. I found this to be a really solid listen.
Ugh. I am a huge fan of memoirs and love classic nostalgic Hollywood tales but I suffered through about 2 hours of this boring and gross memoir before turning it off and wishing for my 20 bucks back. There was no charm to what little I listened to and I saw none on the horizon. If I had to hear about one more no name hair stylist to the star "sucking this guy off" I was going to hurl. I am sure there is an audience for this book but if you are a fan of books like Garry and Penny Marshall's and old Hollywood type memoirs this is NOT the book for you.
Being a huge fan of the murder mystery genre and reading/listening to hundreds in my lifetime I was very disappointed with the story. I have read Mr. Deaver before and find him to be a smart, engaging writer. The character's actions were simplistic and not believable and I found the actions of the police and Agent Dance so laughable that I actually went back to check if there was a co author. Jeffrey Deaver has many books that are worth your while. This is not one of them.
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