I love it when the author reads their book. I feel like it adds more passion to the story line. I especially love it when a comedian reads their own book. It's only natural for them to deliver their own jokes. Jim Gaffigan does an excellent job of conveying his brand of humor.
It made me laugh. I don't have children but I still enjoyed the book because it seems so open & honest with plenty of humor dosed into the story. It was easy to relate to even as a non parent.
I love listening to comedy books on audible. It's easy to listen to, makes the time pass & I don't have to strictly follow the whole story line. If you're on the fence about this book, don't be. There are hilarious one liners & plenty of humor too. (It's a comedian, after all!)
I really loved the narration of this book. The narrator did a great job of giving each character their own voice & engaging the listener in the story.
It's hard to choose just one. Each character adds their own element to the story.
I don't want to spoil the story for anyone.
I missed reading this classic as a kid growing up. I always heard about it but never read it. I figured "what am I waiting for?" so I picked up a copy on Audible. I'm glad I did. Even as a 30 year old female, I enjoyed listening to the story & imagining that I was Ender. It's obviously written for a younger audience but this classic absolutely blows the current drivel for young audiences out of the water. If you missed this one as a kid, listen now-- you won't regret it!
I didn't dislike the topic of the book (obviously, I did choose to purchase the book) but the narrator was a bore. Perhaps someone who enjoys something lulling them to sleep with their voice while they're trying to listen to a book?
No. I found her voice too low & soothing. Not a great choice for a narrator of an audiobook.
Too dry. I was interested in the topic but the narration bored me & made it hard to focus & want to continue on. I only got through about half of the book by the time I gave up. I got the point & didn't need to listen more.
Seemed too long. By the end of part one I understood the arguments in the book & was not enticed to start the second half.
Perhaps this is one of those books that is better read on your own than an audioboook. I think the topic has merit & is interesting I just didn't like the delivery of the audiobook itself.
Out of this world story. I cannot believe it's true. Stories like this are why I prefer non-fiction over fiction.
I don't know. Mostly he was fine but once I realized it sounded like 2 people were reading it in the middle of sentences, it became difficult to listen without distraction. It seemed as if they went back in later & re stated portions of sentences. Therefore volume & inflection can vary in a single sentence. It's not terribly often but once I noticed it, it drove me a little nutty. If you haven't listened yet, try to forget I mentioned this. The story is incredible & this quirk is easily overlooked.
Yes. The story is strange but thought provoking. I enjoyed the story & look forward to seeing how the movie compares since I think it would be hard to follow the book beyond a loose framework.
Maybe. Depends on the topic. The story was good but it was a little rote. I guess that goes with the theme of the book though.
I loved this audiobook. I'd listen to it again especially if I had a long drive coming up.
Tina's stories are great & you feel like you're getting a "behind the scenes" on everything you've seen her in on tv.
Give this book a try. You'll be glad you did.
YES YES YES. I tried to read this book initially & just couldn't get into it. I think the large number of characters & Swedish names of people & places made it confusing for me to sink into the story line. My mom read the book & highly recommended it so I thought I'd give the audiobook a try. I'm so glad I did. It was much easier to get into & the narrator is engaging.
Yes. When the comedian can read their own book to you, I feel the experience is much more enhanced!
It's honest & funny. Comedians always embellish but it's fun to listen to the stories & struggles especially when it's done in a humorous fashion.
Listen to this book. It's great. I listened to it while driving a long distance & was so glad to have Mindy along for the ride to entertain me.
Maybe after a couple of years I would. I would certainly recommend the book though.
Not really sure. I don't tend to listen to a lot of fiction so I can't compare it to much else.
No but I enjoyed the story & performance.
Great story with colorful characters. It's not as much of a "love" story as I expected but that is perfectly ok. I felt the characters were very dynamic & relateable despite the story being set in a time long ago.
The honesty in the book is great. Rachel Dratch has a self depreciating style that doesn't make you feel bad for her or question her confidence. She also answers a question I had been wondering...."What have you been doing since SNL?"
Tina Fey's Bossypants. Rachel talks about Tina in the book & they're friends.
Phone calls from her agent reenacted.
I listened to this book on the train & had to keep myself from cracking up out loud. At times I had to pause the book so I could enjoy a good laugh without missing anything!
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