If you listening to mindless "he said, she said" from fussy women consumed by trivial and material things - this is the book for you!
No. I don't see how this "classic" survived 200 years.
The narrator does an excellent job with the material provided.
All of them.
4 hours of my life I won't recapture.
I'm a diehard Game of Thrones listener, and this is the only book that has been as remotely satisfying, and somehow surpassed all pleasure gleaned from other audible delights.
Amy - because she is so great. No, she is a jerk. No, she is brilliant. I love to hate her.
Delightful as expected of Julia. This was my first time listening to Kirby and he pulled it off like a champ.
I couldn't stop listening. The turns were wild and unexpected. I couldn't put it down.
Best audible experience yet.
This book is great, but it is hard to give it a perfect score because I just finished listening to every single Game of Thrones Book. My favorite parts are the sections that depict the King Slayer growing as a person and becoming less like a Lannister, but I digress.
This is not that.
Most chapters seemed quite disconnected - more like short stories or sitcoms. This will never be converted to an HBO series. Maybe a Lifetime Channel or Comedy Central something or other, but this is no Game of Thrones, but Poehler pulls it off because she is awesome.
The book doesn't totally kick ass, but it kicks quite a bit of ass.
There was a fair amount of positive fluff and flowery talk (to be expected of a woman writer) but many drug references, as well, like her dad smoking a lot of pot and eating ice cream in the afternoon or when she took a bunch of ecstasy on New Years and then felt too shitty to play with her kids the next day. (Amy, I know you're reading this. This makes me sad. You are a great, smart, powerful, beautiful, amazing woman. Don't risk harm to yourself or risk being convicted of a crime. No kid wants to see their mama on the cover of Just Busted.)
"Definitely less exciting than Game of Thrones, but the book was a great listen during rush hour traffic."
I enjoyed this book and found myself looking for opportunities to listen more. Fast pace, lots of action, and juvenile character development.
I loved the scene when Tris was climbing the ferris wheel.
A couple of chapters left me in stitches, but I find his work to be far more entertaining when read than spoken. Many nuances difficult to appreciate with his reading.
Whiny. Bostonian. Condescending.
Eh... not so much.
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