What a great character! I've heard the name over the years, but never had a frame of reference for it. It's amazing to imagine the challenges of the times, societal rules, etc. Even by today's standards, "Moll" would be an extraordinary woman.
the intro and closing - "we hope you've enjoyed, ....."
the first time he told it like it was -- uttering the unspeakable, but much thought phrase....
it went on too long -- it was tiresome, and almost dumb in the end. would've carried a heavier punch by losing a few stanzas. clever though!
got to be a bit predictable, and far fetched after awhile, so i would get to the point sooner, or else add some dimension to the characters
nah - too far out of the realm of the real world we live in
it was ok
it doesn't surprise me that this would be a hollywood consideration - but i wouldn't go farther than the lifetime movie network. the fact that this question is posed, actually reinforces for me, the negative reaction i had to the story - it cheapens the delight that was dangled here and there in the book, when it stuck to clever, and away from cutesy. this seems the type of movie for a washed up sitcom type to relaunch their career -- someone left behind in the 70's or 80's - or one of those real housewives of beverly hills. ugh.
i couldn't tell you - never read the print version
the memory of seeing "wilde" - the movie about oscar wilde's life, and how remarkably similar this book is to the goings on in the author's life.
no - after awhile, it does get a bit old though - all the witty observations, at first playful and fun, get a bit tedious and later too much.
the narration really is annoying
i can't get into it - it's so schmaltzy and predictable - contrived.
oh heck no
before i keeled over from sheer boredom, i was able to press the stop button
ack - no wonder it went hollywood. ack ack ack hated it
liked most -- the refreshing perspective of one that has had a rough life, but doesn't wallow in "poor me";it was worth price.
liked least -- almost fell over dead when the recording started, with the "audible kids"
screeching out - startling everyone in the room! didn't realize it was intended for kids.
frankly, i don't remember the ending - now that's sad.
it was ok, take it or leave it.
yep, and the price was good too.
What a great combo - a twisted, sick story that kept me laughing - coupled with the best narrator ever for this unusual road/head trip~ranking it one of the best I've heard.
I'd compare it with Geek Love, Bad Ass, and vintage Stephen King - a darkness that is not stops just short of campy but is not cheap, as it's threaded with the most amazing observation/narrative on human instinct, natural behavior.
man, he delivered this like no other could -- the perfect "voice" for this story - the intelligent observer, with a touch of Louis Black meets George Carlin.
this is the song that never ends....it goes on and on my friends (oh, wait, i think lambchop has got that covered)
The listener is treated to alot of hit and run "how to" blurbs, but after the first few, it was a real snooze. One wonders how some of them manage to make a living as public speakers, when their big "sales pitch" is such a bore. Redundant, and very disappointing.
What a gifted storyteller - the dual readers gave depth to the tale - this is definitely a novel worth listening to.
I'm so glad I took others advice and read this book before Glass Castle. It gave an important frame of reference that was helpful - and lent a believability factor to that book. This writer is gifted at sharing personal stories that make you want to know more.
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