I picked this book as the first audio book purchased through audible.com; because it was a simple format (diary) and it was narrated by Selma Blair - an actress I am familiar with.
Although some of the content is dry and Selma Blair sometimes seems to lack enthusiasm in her portrayal of Anne Frank, I am overall pleased with this book and would recommend it to anyone interested. However, be prepared - the content is depressing at times and I was quite emotional throughout the reading.
I also started becoming slightly obsessed with learning more about the Holocaust (the genocide of approximately six million European Jews and millions of others during World War II, led by Adolf Hitler, throughout Nazi-occupied territory. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds perished. More than one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men).
This was not something I had previous knowledge about – never learned it in school (or don’t remember) and so I became curious about how this happened….needless to say,” it opened up a whole can of worms” for me and I ended up enveloped in the history of this time – not very pleasant.
This was a cute girly book. I am almost 30, was bored of the books I was reading, wanted something fluffy and fun in the summer. This did the trick.
I have wanted to read this book for years now. I attempted to read this 2 years ago and could not get past 100 pages. The content, while incredibly honest, was too raw for me.
I recently attempted to listen to it on audio, but again, am finding it too much. Depressing, dry and again, raw. I work in addictions so I think that this book is just too much of the same stuff I deal with in my everyday life. Not for me, but maybe for someone who is unfamiliar with addiction, specializes in addiction, or studying addiction.
Because I was reluctant to read yet another celebrity biography, I was reluctant to get this book.
I read all the reviews and decided to give it a go.
I wasn't disappointed.
It gives a new face to Rob Lowe. I would definitely recommend.
Not as good as A Complicated Kindness, which I loved, but alright.
It's more of the same, funny, cute and a variety of unique characters.
But, again, not as good as A Complicated Kindness.
I was reluctant to purchase this audio book because of all the comments about it being narrated in the voice of a 5 year old boy and how annoying/difficult it was to listen to.
However, I must say that the voice was not that bothersome for me. I loved this book, I thought it was original and unique. I would recommend it in audio or print.
I started listening to this book because a friend of mine recommended it during the "50 Shades" craze. I was surprised at how much I disliked this book. I did not get very far. I found the content not sexy but disturbing.
This was a great pregnancy book. Lots of good information. Not a waste of time. I listened to it on my ipod while in bed with nausea for a good 2 weeks. I recommend it for anyone who is expecting a child.
One thing that really bothers me about celebrity 'biography' type books is when they do not narrate the book themselves. I mean really? I listened to another of Jenny McCarthy's books - that she did not narrate - and was very disappointed. The only reason I purchased this one is because I'm pregnant and a girlfriend of mine recommended it. It has some honest truths about pregnancy that you may not find in other books, but I found the narrator obnoxious.
This was the first book by this author that I listened to.
It was brokeIn into 3 parts and after the first 2 parts I was frustrated that it was taking so long to get the story finished. I ended up fast-forwarding it to the end just to find out what happened.
I will probably not read another book by this author. Not my style.
This was by far the longest book I've listened to on Audible. I did like the storyline, but found myself wishing it was shorter, more condensed. I think that the same story could have been told in less pages and that it would actually have been better that way. I am torn about listening to the second book, because even though I want to know what happens (because this book is left at a total cliff-hanger ending) I know that the book is going to be forever long and that really irritates me. I suppose it is a unique story and like all literature should be enjoyed as such, but really....24hours of audio? Really?
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