Yes, don't have the author read the book. She sounds awful, pauses at weird places and makes the book hard to listen to. She sounds like she has a cold.
Some of the stories of her childhood were interesting--those about her children were less interesting.
She is very nasal in her talk, stops at odd times and has a very monotone performance. It was almost as if she were doing standup comedy and was waiting for the punchline to hit. She isn't and it was distracting.
Nothing. I feel kind of dirty that I know entirely too much about her excrement habits.
I am not sure I can even finish this audio book. It was definitely a waste of money.
I thought the ideas were very thought provoking.
The author had very compelling real-life examples.
I'm not sure I would have had time to read the book, but listening to it was very easy.
Many of the things he discusses in the book are applicable to my daily job in the schools.
I would listen to it again. The wisdom and wit from Anna Quindlen can be enjoyed and mused over many times!
The personal anecdotes were delightful and made the lessons she learned easy to assimilate.
Somehow, hearing it in her own voice made it seem like a conversation with an old friend and brought her stories to life.
All of the stories about her husband and their marriage really resonated with me.
I fully enjoyed this book and it gave me pause to remember and celebrate my own relationships with family and friends.
The story was compelling and the characters were interesting.
All of DeMille's other work. This falls right in line with his others.
He was very easy to listen to, very smooth performance.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to the book, but there were parts I didn't enjoy due to the content. I'm not a big fan of a great deal of violence.
While the story went on a bit too long, I found listening to the story very interesting and enjoyed the unique plot.
I think it was very compelling in audio.
The realistic representation of the Blitz destroying the cafe.
The characters were easily discernible from each other.
When the daughter realized the truth about her mother it was truly a moving moment.
I kept finding other work to do so I wouldn't have to stop listening!
I don't think so. There are a lot of graphs in the print version that are hard to understand in the audio version. It was nice to switch between the two.
The stories told were very cohesive and the author built his ideas upon each other.
I loved the part about everyone thinking Derek Jeter was an amazing shortstop because he had to dive for catches when in reality he was a slow mover and had to dive because he wasn't a great defensive shortstop!
Things can be predicted if we can open our minds to the possibility they can happen--the most dangerous thing we can do is deny that something could EVER happen.
very compelling book and thought-provoking.
This is a really good book
It felt warm and homey
It has added several books to my MUST READ (or in some cases REREAD) list.
The characters were easy to follow.
As the story was speeding to it's conclusion, I didn't want to stop listening!
Any in which there was confrontation
The reactions of the people who had watched the plane fall out of the sky...their true sense of loss.
I think the audio version adds a certain dynamic to the story.
I have read almost everything she has written, so I'd definitely try another one.
She definitely gets Kirby's sarcastic attitude spot-on.
It would be hard to choose. There are so many characters with so much to offer.
I wish the book didn't keep repeating the same ideas.
I wouldn't change anything to make it more enjoyable
I liked that she included real life people as her examples of what was possible to do in the morning. Not just high-flyers, but the average person in the trenches.
I don't know how it could be a movie.
I wish it would have helped me figure out how to motivate myself better in the morning. I know I CAN do more, but I have a hard time getting the motivation to do it.
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