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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i'd recommend this book to those already familiar with Miranda's style of humour.
Silliness! An enjoyable light listen.
It really is just her! Funny and engaging.
Obvious answer here I would think!
If I was reading this I would hear it in Miranda's voice, but the reality is better!
It was, but I did it in bite sizes.
I don't think this is the 'real' Miranda, the book is more fiction feeling than reality - but thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless.
Hart's heartfelt humour
So many - the Dirty Dancing anecdote struck home
Not especially - I wanted it to last!
This book rings especially true for me as Ms Hart and I are of similar age. Very funny and eminently relateable-to!
I would recommend this book it is lighthearted and just a feelgood book.
I loved the dialog between the authors current self and eighteen year old self. As well as the dialog between her and her dog Peggy.
I loved everything about it she was energetic and it felt you where on a lunch date with her having a conversation.
This book made me laugh out loud multiple times.
Okay, so I am a fan of Miranda Hart. And this book and performance doesn't disappoint. I haven't read the paper copy of this, but I can't help but feel that you must miss something if you don't get the joy of Miranda Hart's delivery of her own words. Of course, I might be biased, so sometime I'll have to pick up a copy.
While this is a book about life lessons, and - as she calls them - the 'little moments', it manages to be thoughtful without being preachy. It's also very humorous, and full of the nearly-mortifying anecdotes I expect from Miranda Hart. The device of the narrator speaking to her younger self is also very effective, and somehow, the 2 characters are clearly distinguished to the listener - truly a show of Miranda's talent.
It's a wonderful listen, and I can't recommend it enough.
She is a fantastic comedian but the book is boring drivel. I was excited that she was reading it herself but it just didn't happen for me.
Yes I will listen to this delightful book again, it simple wonderful. Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming familiar, Miranda takes us through a journey of the keys of life. Great! Made even better by Miranda herself reading it.
Very much wished to listen to this book in one sitting and never wanting it to end!
Thoroughly enjoyable- highly recommended!
Now we just need MORE MIRANDA!!
Miranda Hart is funny, funny, funny. Laugh out loud funny. Brilliant listen. Absolutely recommend this audio book.
I'm an avid reader of many genres and issues. Audiobooks sometimes bring books into 3D , and when that happens its brilliant!
Only 38 years old when is is written and nothing much in one sense to write about except she is a very funny woman. The trick of speaking to her 18 year old self is illuminating, and carries some great insights into growing up. Her humour is very "British", and a sense of the absurd in everyday experiences. Great fun!
Slow start, you think Miranda Hart is just waffling on at first but the book has a solid core and a really good point to it.
18 year old Miranda is a joy.
The conversational style. This is one of those books that is best listened to rather than read.
If I told you it would be a spoiler alert, but I'm smiling as I write this.
"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
"some what disapointing"
some of the humour is funny from Miranda ...the voice impression of the eighteen year old irritated me to the core and there was too much of it
I don't think I can compare it so directly to anything I have listen to lately
It was not like her stand-up comedy which rattles along
sorry to say no....absolutely not ....from the TV shows I thought she did her herself down
her next book should be better.
"Funny but not hilarious"
I love Miranda!
It was disappointing when compared to the brilliant TV series. Her younger self was extremely irritating and ruined the whole listening experience for me.
Miranda was an excellent narrator and made the listening experience more authentic. It would not have felt right if someone different had narrated it.
No, but only because of her younger self.
"Well narrated and the story was generally alright"
As someone who has not seen the TV program it was not what I was expecting.
It is more a story about someone moaning about being slightly different rather than a story.
It is well narrated and great tone throughout. It was more a bit of a giggle rather than a real belly laugh. This may be more because I have not seen Miranda before.
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Great enthusiasm with the narration
"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.
"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.
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