I read The Handmaid's Tale in high school and was not a great fan. But I love Claire Danes so I tried the audiobook, 12 years later. She does a great job making Offred's voice come to life. Maybe it was her narration, or maybe that I'm a bit closer to Offred's age now, but it is a good book and worth the download.
This is my first parenting book of what I'm sure will be many (and yes, the author might make fun of me for that). So I don't have much of a frame of reference for it, but I think it was worth the time. I like that the author had mostly common sense reasons for the techniques she saw used to parent children in France.
The quality of a narrator will make or break an audio book for me.
This is a great book.
And Michael Kelly is a great narrator.
I felt like I Devin was really talking to me - it was a riveting book and I heard it all in only a few listens.
As huge as this book is, it's a small, personal story that happens to include a time travel plot. It can be brutal at parts, but it's also the most tender book Stephen King has ever written. Craig Wasson does a good job reading. He messes up a couple of accents and over acts a couple of times, but he also brings a lot of necessary pathos.
I was with Duhigg at the beginning, but I think his conclusions at the end are a bit stretched.
In a heartbeat! Ron Perlman is an amazing narrator. I could not stop listening. He needs to narrate more books.
When Kolya finally gets his shit. Yes, you read that right.
The final one. Which I won't spoil for you.
From the writer of the 25th Hour, a new movie ...
If I ever feel sorry for myself, I'll just remember library candy.
Maybe from Becca Battoe.
I have just about gotten through the whole thing, which is more than I can say about the last several audio books I downloaded.
This is the first audiobook where I really liked (or at least didn't mind) the PERFORMANCE but the plot was GODAWFUL.
But it's bad. And it's not even 'sinfully bad.' It's just bad. This is not a sex-positive book. It's totally unbelievable. Someone get this author a thesaurus.
My inner goddess hated me for every minute I listened to this book, but my subconscious said, "don't you dare waste another audiobook!"
I am a big Augusten Burroughs fan — I loved Dry, and Running with Scissors. I thought that this book would be like his others, but not so.
The author reading his own work — he sounds incredibly sarcastic. Not the way he sounds in my head when I read him.
I did not get through the second chapter. Oh well.
I love Augsten Borroughs, but this book just did not capture my attention like an audio book needs to.
Yes, but probably not an audiobook that he narrated.
Reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers.
The author doesn't have a great reading voice. He's a bit nasally and matter-of-fact.
Much of the information Lehrer shares in the book is not new to me, but he draws some interesting conclusions. I'll definitely try to practice some of the ideas he outlines in my own life and career.
It's a good book, if a little dry at times.
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