This is a fast-paced novel with lots of laughs and heart. It reminded me of Sophie Kinsella's writing, which is a good thing.
I listened to this book twice. It's very sweet and very funny, and listening to how he raises five very young children in a two-bedroom apartment made me appreciate my own easier life!
This is the third book of hers I've read. It's the least depressing, which is a good thing in my opinion. E. Wharton wrote beautiful prose and also knew how to tell a fast-paced story. My book club had a very lively discussion about class, gender, marriage, nature, and other interesting issues raised by this book.
I listened to this book several months ago-- twice. It's short and entertaining and easy to follow. Most importantly, it's changed my life. In the last few months, I've decluttered my bedroom closet, linen closet, hall closet, dresser drawers, bathroom, bookshelves, junk drawer, and office. Next up are the kitchen and garage. I feel so much better with my possessions winnowed down and organized. The book really has brought me joy.
This is a very funny, fast-paced book about a Texas socialite who loses her husband and money but finds herself. Though it's not the deepest book, it's very entertaining. The narrator does a fantastic job. She makes every character unique and has terrific comic timing.
I took my dog for an extra long walk, ironed, and did other chores to give me excuses to keep listening to this audiobook. It's a fast-paced, sweet, funny love story with a wonderful, well-developed protagonist. If you're a fan of Sophie Kinsella, I bet you'll be a fan of this book too.
This is an entertaining and well-researched biography of Flip Wilson, a popular and groundbreaking African-American TV star.
Flip Wilson's life was fascinating. After Flip's mother abandoned him and his eleven siblings when he was seven years old, Flip had to tough it out in foster homes, juvenile hall, and in relatives' homes. He lied about his age in order to serve in the Korean War. Then he spent many years trying to make it as a comedian in an era in which African-Americans were openly discriminated against. He found huge success as the star and writer (along with Richard Pryor and George Carlin) of his own TV variety show, making millions and then semi-retiring and raising his children. He became a Vegas headliner, a motorcyle enthusiast, and a hot air balloon pilot.
The author paints a full picture of Flip Wilson, showing his good sides and his bad sides. This audiobook is fast-paced, yet also thoughtful and inspiring.
I love Suzanne Collins' colorful characters, creative world-building, and exciting plot twists.
I'm surprised a better narrator was not chosen for this bestselling book. The narrator sounded old and prissy, with a vague English accent at times, like Madonna's when she's trying too hard. She sounded more like Dana Carvey's Church Lady on Saturday Night Live than a brave teenage hunter.
This story of an alcoholic realtor in a small Massachusetts town is not for those who love fast-paced action and adventure novels. But if you like character-driven novels with humor, heart, and depth, you'll love this book. The main character and all the characters are shown as unique human beings, with individual talents, good qualities, and serious flaws. And the small town setting really comes alive.
After reading this novel, I understood a lot more about living in a small town, fishing, suffering from alcoholism, being a realtor in a one-person shop, owning horses, and, well, being human. I can't wait to read Leary's other books.
Also, Mary Beth Hurt did a fantastic job narrating this book. She's one of the best narrators I've heard.
Corey Feldman had it hard. His parents were awful and he was sexually abused as a teen. I felt really bad for him and admire him for speaking up now about the abuse.
But he still blames virtually all of his adult behavior on other people. Almost every time he took a hard drug, he says someone duped him into it or at least worked hard to convince him. According to him, he was a devoted friend/boyfriend/husband, but was continually let down by others. He's outraged that Michael Jackson had the gall to accuse him of wanting to write about him in a book; yet this book spends a lot of time doing just that. Almost every schlocky movie Feldman did was because he was desperate for money or was fooled into believing it would be a good film when he signed onto the project, according to Feldman. It's just excuse after excuse.
He brags about his current artistic and financial successes and charitable endeavors, but if you Google him you'll find him partying on multiple recent occasions with what look like cheap prostitutes and read that his landlord is trying to evict him for nonpayment of rent.
He had a very difficult childhood, but now that he's in his forties I believe it's time for him to take responsibility for his actions instead of blaming everyone else. I like memoirs to be honest and open. This one seemed to have a lot of subterfuge.
I enjoyed this imaginative, fast-paced novel in which an alien takes over the body of a British mathematician and develops feelings for and complicated relationships with the man's wife and son. It's a lot of fun as the alien learns about life on Earth, makes wry, sometimes painfully truthful observations about human beings, and starts to appreciate our world. It got a bit preachy at the end, but over all this is a really entertaining novel with depth.
Also, the narrator gave a lively, well acted performance.
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