I used to offer Margaret Cho the utmost props. I even defended "All-American Girl" back in the day. But I feel that after finding her audience of die-hard fans, she's resorted to mugging and saying whatever the hell she feels like, then pausing for applause. That would be fine if she felt like saying something interesting, but her social-political statements lack nuance. She's become the type of comedian where you scoff and say, "Hell, I've said that. Where's my DVD?"
If the above commentary seems unrealated to this audiobook, it isn't. This recording contains a lot of references to material from her last recorded stand-up performance, and if you were frustrated with that and wondered if maybe she's better just doing non-fiction, abandon all hope. There's nothing in here you haven't heard before, and if you're an evil, left-wing, West Coast/North Eastern liberal, nothing you haven't said before in conversations with like-minded people where you haven't had to back it up.
Also, I think it would have been more interesting if read by Gilbert Gottfried.
"Company" seems like it might be a fun read, but the audio production spoils it. The narrator lays it on thick, which makes this light satire seem almost unbearably cute. He also coughs and laughs and makes other guttural noises during character dialogue, even when the text doesn't specifically call for it. If that wasn't enough, conversations on the speaker phone, voice-mails, and even people yelling in the hallway get special sound effects. This is less of an unabridged read than it is a one-man show. Most audiobook listeners would be better off reading this one themselves.
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