Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2012
Somehow the combination of the narration and the story transcends the two taken alone. This book was an impulse buy, but surprised me with its thoughtfulness, depth and occasional humor. I was overwhelmed at times, in a very good way.
This was a surprise favorite of mine. Upon finishing it I immediately bought a hard copy to give to a friend (and so I could scan through to reread some of my favorite moments).
This reminded me favorably of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor, another of my favorite books in this modern, slightly poetic, sometimes vaguely aloof style.
I love Milan Kundera. Love, love love.
I'll admit this book is a bit choppy, not your typical novel, a bit heady over hearty.
But that's why it's my favorite of his books, and it was great to hear life breathed into it by Richmond Hoxie.
If you liked this you'll love The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, or Farewell Waltz - some of Kundera's more approachable works.
But for me, this one is tops.
These stories have been told and retold in countless variations, but to hear the original words, delivered wonderfully by Charlton Griffin, really satisfies the brain that craves good acting and better puzzles.
Will and have
Having read the book on the page as well, there is something added to the story by hearing Steve's own delivery. His voice is fantastic for narration and the story feels more personal.
Will again, absolutely.
It's a great and funny insight into a very brilliant and hilarious lady. Offers a unique perspective behind the scenes of some of the most sacred hallways of comedy.
I especially enjoyed hearing about her trials and triumphs at Second City, the landmark improv theater and school in Chicago.
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