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Full disclosure. Susie Bright gave me this audiobook.
I'm a former full-time journalist who hasn't written a book yet. And I'm interested in writing erotica.
Susie's performance is actually unbelievable. By which I mean, it's written so naturally for the ear, and it's in her own voice, that I can't believe she's actually reading it. Her performance is convincing, unforced and natural.
She also makes additional information available through her email address -- so if you want the writers' resources, you can mail her for them.
The book's organisation is interesting and relevant.
I am a sporadic listener of Susie Bright's "In Bed" and I find her podcast a bit self-indulgent and self-obsessed sometimes.
This book is great. I recommend it heartily. It surpassed my expectations (which is why the review title is "surprisingly good.")
If you're interested in writing erotica, this is the place to start.
This book is so bad I returned it after giving an hour of my life.
The narrator has a voice that should be reading the news, not a book.
The author has a large vocabulary with which he re-hashes every sexist prejudice you can think of: for example, one reason a man has no interest in sex is because he may have a small deformed penis.
Women want babies as much as men want sex according to this moron.
Utter rubbish. Read Jesse Bering's Perv instead.
I know my wife loves me. I also know that our needs differ. This book offers a model of how Open Marriage can be enriching. It's inspiring in its normality. There are a few glitches with the recording -- the editor missed a few times where the narrator repeated a sentence. And there were some small issues in the reading that a good director would have improved. But those are just quibbles. Thank you for this wonderful book.
I like it when authors read their own work. He gets his own jokes and delivers them well.
The book reminds us there is probably something sexual about us we wouldn't want the neighbours to know; and explains why disgusting things are incorrectly seen as immoral. Very worthwhile read
This guy is the real deal.
He's completely unpretentious.
He's got a charming Swiss-German accent which just adds to the credibility of the work.
I read this book a the same time as the book Mindfulness and Byron Katie's Loving What is.
All of them are excellent in their own way.
If you're interested in growing your spiritual practice, you can't go wrong with this book.
This is the most amazing book.
It's hugely abridged -- I don't have the print edition but this is MUCH shorter.
But MAN, it's good.
It's a completely different view of what makes a successful consultant.
It has changed my life completely -- not to mention my clients' lives!
I can't recommend it highly enough.
And if you're a consultant and you ever have a chance to hear Peter speak, go and listen to him. Amazing.
I don't know if this is true -- it's certainly narrated as if it is -- but what Suzanne gets up to is nothing short of astonishing.
Erotica and funny, I really enjoyed this book. And Suzanne's narration is spot on.
I was really disappointed to find out that there's a third and final book in the series. I thought it was just the two books.
This one has a very interesting twist in it. Old enemies are forced to work together against a common foe making for some wonderful interplays between the characters.
I can't wait to join the old gang again for their climactic adventure.
And Bronson Pinchot's performance is just amazing.
Heinlein was interested in alternative ways of setting up societies.
In this book, a human arrives on earth from Mars, where he had been living since infancy.
As he learns our ways, he questions why things should be organised the way they are.
He is lucky to find a tough but kindly mentor who shows him the ropes and who helps him navigate the legal system and society in general.
This is the book that gave us the word "grok", which I find myself wanting to use again, like some ageing hippie of my mother's generation.
If you're interested in polyamory, human relationships or spirituality, you'll find this a really interesting read on many levels.
If you're a writer, this is a fantastic refresher on everything you know you should be doing.
If you're not a writer, this is an excellent primer on writing.
It's good for fiction and non-fiction writers -- and it's improved my writing tremendously (can you tell by how well-written this review is? ;-)
Of course it doesn't take into account blogging or twitter -- but it's written by a master. Very good indeed.
I read a review of Friday as "The best book ever written without a plot."
I read that review after I read the book.
It's just about what happens to a woman called Friday, set against a background of a future where society is very different from how it is today.
It's dated now -- the book pre-dates the Internet but anticipates it, for example. So it's an interesting snapshot of what people in the 1970s would have thought of us in the 21st Century.
The world is at war (surprise, surprise) and Friday is a courier -- a dangerous job -- which involves getting physical objects past inquisitive border guards.
She's resourceful, sexy, sassy and fun.
One day, her whole world goes completely pear-shaped, and she has to dig herself out of a deep hole.
I liked the narration. The writing is engaging, the characters are charming and menacing by turns. All in all, a wonderful escapist read. I loved it.
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