When I DL'd the audiobook I wasn't sure what to expect. Ironically I didn't associate the "playboy" in the title with "Playboy" the Men's magazine. I must be an airhead.
Anyhow the book was surprisingly good. Not cheesy at all. It was interesting to hear the transformation of the Author/Narrator with all the experiences he had on the bus trip. I could personally identify and empathise with (aside from the parties with "Hef" at the mansion) in just being a man.
Overall a decent book--worth the DL. Definitely a "slice of life" book.
I totally agree with the other review--the narrator totally ruins this audiobook. I'm trying to think of how to describe his tone--it's somewhat a cross between condescending, patronizing. Almost like I was getting the used car salesman schtick.
I have both the hardcopy and audiobook; the audio so I could listen to while travelling.. and I have to say that I don't look forward to listening to it.
Mystery is "The Man" when it comes to this stuff, and his writing is good--seeing him in field is incredible. Why Mystery didn't narrate his own book is beyond me.
So yes this is a worth read, especially if you want to learn more about the MM, M3 model, etc. But get/read the book instead. Trust me, the narrator is horrible.
I have listened about 1/2 way through this audio book and am amazed at the advice it gives. The main thesis is to give a guy zero chances--that he should chase after you, period. If he forgets to call, or something like that, it's game over. It also suggests only dating "the one", whoever that is.
I am a guy, and yes there is some truth to what the authors are presenting. But there has to be some middle-ground. Honestly, if I am with some woman, no matter how wonderful she is--if she starts talking about marriage before the salad arrives I'm outta there. They have a name for women like that: whackos.
This book is good on comedic value. It's like "Sex in the City" on audio. As far as a worthwhile dating and relationships text, I believe it only paints a false hope to women, who, in my opinion, should be out DATING men and seeing where things go, rather than MARRYING FIRST, then dating.
In my opinion this book presents a totally backwards viewpoint, in which the female puts up incredibly high barriers, and will only consider men worthy of dating if they are "the one". If you choose to follow this advice, good luck. You'll probably spend a lonely existence.. unless you get lucky.
Please give us guys a break and just date, have fun, and see where things go.
I liked this book, but liked the first one better. The story seemed to drone on in some spots but is still very good all the same. I'm also not a huge fan of the female reader--she is too measured (slow) for my tastes. But this is still a really good book by all rights.
I'm really looking forward for the third one in the trilogy to come out!
I was very pleasantly surprised with this work. I thought the story was excellent, as well as the narration. To me, the narrator's style (accent, attitude, etc.) made me feel like I was inside the mind of Sayuri experiencing the events in her life. I was also surprised at how much Japanese history, culture and philosophy is in the book, even though it is fiction. It definitely would be on my "top 10" list. And unlike another reviewer, I couldn't put the headphones down; I always wanted to hear just a little more.
Highly recommended though. Very well done!
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