I love Jon Ronson. There is nothing he finds interesting that doesn't also interest me as well. Hearing him read the book is so soothing, and also riveting. It's like sitting with him as he tells you the most fascinating stories. The Psychopath Test was great, but this is almost more fun, as each chapter is a new story. So fun, compelling, and you just can't turn it off!!
Wow, the story about the Disney employee who fell overboard is just riveting. Also, the story about the chapter about real life super heroes. I also really love the story about his trying to live out the adventures of James Bond. Dang it . . . I love them all.
I love hearing him recount the stories himself. They are so personal and the conversations so interesting, and it is wonderful to imagine the inflection and emphasis of everyone's voice must have happened exactly as he reads it.
This book will help you to view and understand sociopaths in a more indepth way, help you feel empowered to deal with them (essentially AVOID them) and give you great insight into the many ways they can exist in the world. I was hooked to every word. Great narration, and great information. Don't skip this one, if you are at all interested in sociopathy! Better than Jon Ronson's Psychopath Test, but I loved that one, too.
Could be compared to the Psychopath Test, but it is much more straightforward and written as if you are speaking with a therapist. If you didn't like Jon Ronson's book, but you are still interested in the subject, get this one. Can't stop listening till it is done!
Shelly is very similar here to her narration in Stiff . . . still very easy to listen to and a wonderful reader. She doesn't take anything away from the writing.
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This story is so wonderfully crafted and so entertainingly creepy that it kept my attention for the full 8 hours. The writing is beautiful and insightful, and makes you really wonder about the author's state of mind that he can so eloquently describe such dark thoughts and yearnings. So enthralling!
I've not really read anything that Darkly Dreaming Dexter is able to be compared to. The story is just so unique and different!
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There were times that this story had me stopped in my tracks, unable to move or complete the chores I was working on because it was THAT GOOD. The exploits that he got into and the things he got away with are so freaking unbelievable that you will shake your head in disbelief. His stories are so mind blowing that I had to tell as many people as would listen about the most exciting exploits. Just a really good read and a really good narrator.
I love Tina Fey and I think she is greatly under-appreciated by the country at large. 30 Rock is hysterical and creative and she has never been a part of anything that I thought was bad. Hearing her tell her own story is like getting to have a conversation with her. Her writing is good (and hilarious), her reading of her own writing is so fun, and she will have you running to your computer to pull up the downloadable PDF every time she mentions it. She made me laugh out loud so many times.
I really enjoyed Jon Ronson's book and his reading of it. His voice is easy to listen to and he really conveys the emotions of the book through his voice. I liked getting a sense of his personality through his voice as well. Everything in this book was interesting to me and I especially enjoyed when he turns the journalistic eye inwards and analyzes himself. To me, his examination of self is just as interesting as his treatment of the topic, psychopathy.
Ruby Dee is such a wonderful narrator, I cried. She gives voices to all the characters that are distinct and recognizable and there are moments you will forget it is only one person giving the narration. Her emotion and inflection are just perfect and she brings this story to life in a way that I couldn't have imagined. Get this audiobook!!
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