I just finished reading Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. I enjoyed it and listened to the first 2/3's in one day. I almost didn't buy it because of so many mixed reviews and reviews that said it was nothing like Eat, Pray, Love. To me it was the perfect sequel. What I realise is that enjoying the book probably depends on where you are in your life or relationship. When I read Eat, Pray, Love I was very single & dating. Probably a bit disillusioned by the dating scene and looking for something deeper & more fulfilling for myself. Reading about someone in a similar situation and how she found her way through it was exaclty what I needed. Reading her book now, from a pretty new (just over a year) but committed relationship where neither of us feels the need or want to have a formal commitment ceremony, I can relate to her journey once again. For me, this book was perfect, but had I read Committed then & Eat, Pray, Love now, I think I would've enjoyed them, but wouldn't have gotten so much out of them and learned so much about myself in the process.
I bought the ebook and didn't want to put it down to get some chores done, so I d/l the audible version. All I can say is, "Wow!" This has to be the BEST narration I have ever heard. The characters are so full of life that they would make me feel emotion not by what they were saying, but how they were saying it.
The book was amazing. Usually I'd say if you just got the written book it was fine, but the narration is so amazing that it was worth having both.
As much as I enjoyed listening to it, I think I enjoyed it slightly more when reading it. I'm not sure why that is...
I've had the book for years and finally read it when I d/l the audiobook. So glad I did, I even watched the movie, which... of course, wasn't nearly as good as the book. The narrator did an excellent job and had me so interested, that I would fall asleep w/ my mp3 player and earphones in because I didn't want to stop listening.
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