I kept waiting for the story to take off, but every time something would start to happen, the narrative took a byroad to detailed, lengthy, uber cerebral description of people, places, and things. In the end, I was just bored.
The reader had such a dull, plodding, and unsympathetic tone that I began to actively loathe everyone in the book.
I tried twice to read this book, with almost 4 years between attempts. I never made it past the first few hours either time. I've read several hundred audio books in the past 20 years, and have only set aside possibly 10 without finishing them.
I find Tina Fey hilarious and enjoy her writing very much. I'd read excerpts from this book and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Although the content of the book lived up to my expectations, and I normally enjoy her voice and acting, I found the reading pace of this audio book too fast. I barely had time to digest each funny line before she was on to the next one, and that sort of ruined it for me. I wish I'd read the pdf along with her, to catch the nuances. Maybe I'll re-read it and try it that way!
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