Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: Is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination, and sometimes unexplained nudity that accompanied childhood and adolescence? Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me?
I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. Because frankly where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ual. I thank you.
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It's better to have heard this book narrated by the comedic brilliance herself than having to read it. It made my face and stomach hurt.
There were many lessons to be learnt.
chapter 20 - Christmas
The book reads like the punchlines to Miranda's self-titled show. She describes scenarios in which she makes a fool of herself in some relatable to the reader. We sympathize with her, yet the book didn't go beyond the scenarios. I wanted to hear back story and her rise to fame. I wanted a Tina Fey version of Miranda's story, yet I felt like I was reading a script from one of Miranda's episodes without it being funny at all. I had to turn it off.
I enjoy Miranda Hart's humor and so was glad to find her book on Audible. There were a few laugh out loud moments but pretty much smiled through the whole book. I can't say I totally agree with all her philosophies of life but still enjoyed hearing her point of view. Glad I listened.
I found this book after watching her show. Loved the TV show so I thought the book would be good as well. I was right!! I love her personality and the whole idea of the book is its okay to be you quirks and all!! I felt like I could relate and it has defiantly made me feel more confident
I found her constantly arguing with herself to be incredibly annoying and difficult to listen to after only a few hours. It got really old really fast and I'm honestly not sure I can finish it. Not a bad story but not nearly as funny as I was hoping for. Not bad but far from great.
Miranda proves that it's not just her, and I'm very glad for it. I feel better knowing the hilarious and familiar foibles she's been through, and maybe next time I'm at a picnic I won't feel so bad when my chair sinks into the grass.
"Only in Bitesize Pieces"
A better story line, more character differentiation and a fraction of the time
I would certainly give it a try
A bit of everything
Miranda in bite size pieces can be quite amusing, But after 30 minutes I seemed to have had a Miranda humour bypass. Some clever ideas, eg LIttle M, but too much and too samey in story and in voice. Sorry Miranda but you have done far funnier and superior stuff
"Fun if a little too 'Miranda' for me, at times!"
Possibly but it did verge on too much silliness for me
Miranda's nuances were great but sometimes I felt a little irritated by those nuances too!
Is a great read had a good giggle at the same time. Love this women.
"A very, what I call, fun listen..."
This audiobook is narrated by the author. It is a fun listen, if you like Miss Hart (which I do), and even if you don't.
This is not a autobiography, but more an insight into Miranda's perspective on her life, as it is now, and how it was at 18. Such fun, for anyone who reflects on an awkward teenage phase and had to readjust their expectations of "adult" life in response to what that life has presented them with.
Slipping off bar stools and ejecting poo's from windows.
No. It was a great driving companion that I could dip in and out of.
I know nothing about Miranda Hart and bought this book based on countless good reviews, (which is what compelled me to write this review) however I was bitterly disappointed. I can see how the humor would work in stand up but comes across contrived and unintelligent in book form. I wish I had something good to say but I couldn't even finish the book.
"Not what I expected"
I was a bit confused by this book as I was expecting a normal autobiography, it's not. Miranda tells stories about her childhood and when she is a bit older but she interrupts herself by talking in a childish voice pretending to be her younger self who asks questions. I watch Miranda tv programme and now understand that she must be exactly like that in real life. I'm not sure if I liked this book I, did'nt not like it but I did'nt love it.
"A Brilliant Read"
A light-hearted and thoroughly entertaining read, Miranda Hart's book offers an insight into her thoughts and past experiences, utilising this through the roleplay of another, 18 year old Miranda who pops up sometimes in the book. I would say it is just as funny as the Miranda sitcom, albeit a little predictable in some places - but this doesn't make it any less funny. Would definitely recommend.
"Made me chuckle!"
I really enjoyed this book. Manageable chapters for the menopausal woman with poor concentration such as myself!
"Born to be an Audiobook writer."
This audiobook is simply fantastic.
I got it because I had a 8hr flight ahead of me and thought it would be a good way to kill some time.
I had only heard one audiobook before and I had been very disappointed about it, but I thought I should give it another try, so I choose this one.
I choose it because I figure it would be easy and light to hear over the long hours ahead, and it was. Of course if your familiar with the author you know she's meant to make you laugh, but hearing her through the pages just made it a wonderful experience. Like having your own personal stand up comedy show playing over the headphones.
One fair waring tho; it might draw some attention to you, as you will be very likely end up laughing about all her nonsense and you might as well end up shouting some random answers to her questions.
If you are in the edge of trying an audiobook this is the way to go. It will make you love the whole experience.
I'd highly recommend listening to this book rather than reading it! Miranda's character comes across so strongly in the way she reads it, as well as through the book itself. Extremely entertaining from start to finish!
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