Those looking for an exhaustive biography of the beloved megastar should look elsewhere than Madison Moore’s morsel-sized but cleverly written and thoroughly engaging look at Beyonce’s pervasive role the American musical landscape that’s chockfull of interview excerpts from the diva herself as well as Moore’s keenly observant pop culture musings.
Zane Sanchez’s animated performance captures the fan-like enthusiasm of Moore’s prose, and his voice is as easy on the ear as a Top 40 hit.
We're in a Beyoncé moment. The pop sensation has more fans, more fame, and more cultural influence than ever before. But what makes her so iconic? Is she really that perfect? And why do we love her so much? How to Be Beyoncé isn't a biography (mostly because nobody wants to get sued by someone who does everything so perfectly). Instead, it's a meditation on her place in culture, why we love her so much, and what we can learn from her image and work-ethic, so we can reach our own potential.
©2013 Madison Moore (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Yes, have the book reread by a different narrator.
May try another. But not if Zane Sanchez is reading it.
Wasn't able to get through 5 mins of it. So I'm unable to properly rate on the story itself. So I gave the middle star.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
I don't know how this ended up in my library, maybe it's a gift or something. I don't care about Beyonce, and the narrator should be hired to torture prisoners in Guantanamo Bay by narrating random stuff to them all day.
The narrator really irked me. I wanted this book to be more about Beyonce's work ethics but instead he ranted on about fandom and obsession- I couldn't relate. As other reviews have said, this wasn't free, it was a waste of my time.
How to be Beyoncé promised to be a more academic look into why Beyoncé is So wonderful. What it was was a fans tribute to her including a personal story for every point he was trying to make. It was borking and a little sad.
The narrator added what I'm sure he thought was a sassy twang to every other word. It came off as a little desperate.
The narration was terrible. The book content may be alright on its own, but listening to it was terrible.
Definitely not. Audiobook narration is not the career path for Zane Sanchez. The poor guy has a speech impediment and the cadence of his reading is incredibly tedious. His pronounciation of words is incorrect. For example, the word captivates was pronounced CAT-ivates.
Dumbest book ever. I only listened to get me through to my next Audible credit and because it was free. Thank God it was only an hour and a half long. The book may have been cute had I read the paper version but the audio was so bad I cringed getting through it. Next!
I thought this might be an intersting exploration of a pop culture phenomenon, but while there are a few glimpses of insight, almost all of this is incredibly self-indulgent and seriouslyboverthought hagiography by someone who could really use another hobby. If you have any interests in life outside of Beyonce, this programme probably isn't for you.
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