It is time well spent, there are lots of ideas and great character portrayals but after a while I felt like I was being lectured at. I wanted the ideas to be more an integral part of the narrative instead of being long discussions in the voice of the character but still totally outside of the character's likely behaviour. It was too frustrating.
Yes. There was enough wonderful to get over the fact that there was too much of a good thing. The narrator has a lovely voice too and I'm terribly picky about narrators.
I've no idea where it ranks in the hundreds I have listened to! It's a great book, the worst in the trilogy I think (often the case for middle books of 3) but it's very enjoyable still.
The narrator is great and the antagonistic relationships between the characters are subtle and wonderful.
Immersive, fun, surprising.
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The end narrated by Bartimaeus. It was surprising, understated and moving.
It's inspiring and impressive to see how someone can turn their life around and achieve remarkable feats. There is also some very useful dietary information.
He's very good at reading his own words and I find many authors should leave the reading up to the reading pros. Taken as a whole though I found the book got to be a little too much of an ego trip. While he has plenty to be extremely proud of I felt a little more of a sense of humour would have gone a long way to making this book more enjoyable and the author more likable. Although of course he is no doubt perfectly likable in reality, he just comes across as a bit of a *%^! in writing.
Keep on running and being weaning myself off all the foods I love, cheese and bread in particular.
It wasn't much time so it's not going to be one of life's huge regrets.
It would make an awful movie about a day in the life of an old fashioned english business man. In which nothing unexpected ever happens.
Some nice ideas in early self help.
I almost never listen to or read books more than once, I'm either too lazy or too busy. I would recommend it as a listen though. It's not up there with the greats but it's funny and unique. The girl is wonderfully well drawn even in such a bizarre setting I felt I could recognise girls her age in her manner.
Great voice, managed to portray all the characters, even the females wonderfully and without resorting to that high pitched squeaking that so many male narrators use for women and girls.
The Devil. He would drive so I could drink.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened too. Narrated by the author it tells the story of her life and her own brilliant brand of feminism. It is intelligent, fascinating, thought provoking, bawdy and bloody hysterical.
Caitlin Moran! Because DUH!
How to be a thinking human.
Some of it might be a bit tricky if you don't understand British accents, sense of humour or culture but be brave and try it anyway.
Yes! I have already listened to it twice!
Dr Brown talks about difficult subjects with such a sense of humour it makes it easy to listen to and absorb. Practical, useful and down to earth.
Listening to this book is more stressful than I can manage! The narrator (whose work I enjoyed in Madd Adam) keeps her voice so high and emotion soaked I feel like screaming at her to take a breath and calm down. It's almost impossible to follow the flow of the text because she keeps the emotion cranked up to "desperate" all the time. It's awful! Thankfully I have listened to Brene Brown's work narrated by herself and others and so I know it is worth me going out to buy the text copy and reading it to myself. Do yourself a favour and listen to the books she narrates herself, that way you can enjoy her sense of humour about the topic instead of feeling like you're in the middle of a melodrama.
Brene Brown herself.
The narration is dreadful!
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