Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is typical David Sedaris - which I think is great. I think the short, distinct stories make it easy to start and stop. That being said, I listened to it on a solo car ride, and I felt like the changing themes kept me engaged.
I have heard some of David Sedaris's other performances. This is just as good as the others.
The book was fairly easy listening, given the topic, but it made regular references to illustrations - to which I didn't have access. I'm going to read the book myself instead.
I was happy to find a broad history of pirates. Given how hot pirates are in popular culture, it's nice to have a factual background.
I would not want to listen to this all in one sitting. It can get a little dry. I broke it up over a period of time.
There was a section on punishment that was very gory. My son listed to portions of the book with me, but he could not have listed to this part, and I had a hard time getting through it. I understand its importance, but it was tough to listen to.
I think Neil Gaiman is brilliant, and this particular story didn't get to "out there" to lose my husband's interest on a long car ridge. And to have Neil Gaiman read his own story is fantastic.
This is a fairly easy listen, with some enjoyable anecdotes. He tells a story about trying to trick his kids that made me laugh out loud.
I really enjoyed his first book (which I read), but this seem to get preachy repeatedly. Also, it seemed like each reference to his work either pointed out how it was well received or reviewed or how it affected popular culture (while I'm a fan of St. Elmo's Fire, I don't think his look was particularly unique or specifically copied by others as he implies).
I thought the editing was loose as well. There were several places where I felt like he contradicted himself. For example, early on he talks about looks not mattering to him, but later in the book,, he wants to "get real" and admits that looks do matter.
I enjoyed hearing the story in his own voice. I feel like I heard his voice when reading his first book, but actually hearing it added something for me.
It ranks near the top.
I enjoyed catching up with an old crush. It was an easy listen.
He's got a great voice, and the idea of John Taylor telling me his life story was divine. My fourteen-year-old self would have died.
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