I enjoyed the plot, although the climax of the novel can be seen from many miles away.
The narration had a negative effect on my enjoyment of this book. To be specific, it was the voices for the male characters. The vocal placement was unnecessarily dropped and scratchy for one character, while Emily's friend with a degree from MIT sounded like a surfer dude.
Sadly, not really. Parts are extremely engaging.
I will most likely listen to this again. It was completely captivating.
Elizabeth McGovern gave an excellent performance of this beautiful novel. It may seem trite, but she brought the characters to vivd life.
I will definitely listen to it again. All of the Thursday Next books seem to improve with each listen.
I think this one in the series has the most laugh-out-loud moments. At least, it did for me.
I would definitely recommend it to a friend. What's the audio version of having a book you can't put down? whatever the equivalent is, I certainly felt it listening to Medium Raw. It is fun and informative. I feel like I've been let in (a bit) to the world of fine dining.
Obviously, an author reading his work is an authentic experience. An author like Anthony Bourdain makes for a great narrator.
I loved Tina Fey telling her own story. I remember thinking it strange to read a story about Tina Fey actually not wanting to continue appearing as Sarah Palin. It was such a great hit for her. Listening to her experience, however, made me see that she made perfect sense.
I know this book and this author have received a great deal of criticism. Yes, it's not the most elaborate plot. It's beautiful, t hough. The characters are beautifully realized. I recommend.
It's an extremely poignant picture about living with someone who is damaged, whether it's substance abuse, mental illness, or both. The portrayal in the book felt absolutely authentic.
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