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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This is by far my very favorite audiobook thus far. Ever.
Well Miranda. Not 18 year old Miranda, the current one. You'll get it.
Her delivery is so much better by listening - it's like hanging out with her.
There were moments that were so funny, I had to pull my car over. I literally almost crashed my car on I-90 (on Snoqualmie Pass to be precise) because I was laughing so very hard that I could not breathe and I didn't want to crash into the car next to me. Yeah, it is side-spittingly funny. From the very first chapter she will have you in stitches.
Miranda, I'm your new best friend. We just haven't met yet. Everything you talked about, I was nodding like a fool and saying repeatedly "yep! yes, yes I've been there! yes!" From Christmas to dating, dead end jobs to far fetched dreams. This is superb. From one single girl with a dog and a dream to another, thank you so much for this amazing book. I love it. I'll listen again and again.
i'd recommend this book to those already familiar with Miranda's style of humour.
Silliness! An enjoyable light listen.
I wanted to like it but it just wasn't very funny to me.
Somewhat amusing, but not anything that really stood out as hilarious.
I could have done without even listening to it.
Those of the UK audience may relate to it more?
I read about the reviews saying the young Miranda voice was annoying and decided to still give it a try and then also thought it became annoying.
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.
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.
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.
not bad! fairly repetitive but true to Miranda Hart's style. Entertaining for different ages.
true to kind
I love the Miranda TV series - so looked forward to listening to this. However it's just plain silly - tedious - and predictable. So disappointed - I managed 2 hours of the 7 - and gave up - I won't be finishing this one
"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.
I love Miranda Hart; I think she is very talented and funny ...that's why I bought this book. I enjoyed the fact that she narrates this herself and thus delivers punch lines and feelings in the right measure. However, while the majority of the book is funny, and reasonably well observed, the constant and extremely irritating interruptions by "her younger self" really spoil it. The high pitched and stupid comments by her “younger self” ruined the whole thing for me. Maybe she was trying to simulate the ‘asides’ to camera she does in her TV show, if that was the case ....it doesn’t work! Sorry Miranda this book has been a big disappointment.
Am afraid not. I liked her narration but found the content a bit forced.
This was the positive bit
A few funny moments but not many
I am a real fan of Miranda on both the radio and the tv. I thought listening to Miranda read her own book would make it even more amusing.. Sadly not! I just found her conversations with " little Miranda" really annoying and the whole book rather depressing. I shall stick to her comedy persona in future.
"Its not just her!"
As expected a brilliant listen, I laughed a lot and found myself compelled to do the little tasks she sets along the way. Thoroughly enjoyable listen for any Miranda Hart fan. Some of the story's of events that have happened to her make you wonder how exaggerated the sitcom really is but also within it are some very insightful thoughts and comments that make you look at modern life from an outsiders view thanks to the use of 18 YO Miranda commenting and questing modern technology and lifestyle
"Miranda Never Lets You Down"
Bought this for my daughter, who loves Miranda. She's a very funny lady and reads her own book very well - we'd expect nothing less of this very cheerful fruitcake.
I intend to listen to the whole thing while slaving over a hot stove during the Christmas holidays, I'm sure it will make the process much more festive!
Fun and a good listen; Miranda's style is light and entertaining. Always liked watching her work, and that does span more than just her sitcom, but this gives a good insight into what make her tick. I especially liked the life affirming ending, it's left me with a real motivation to make my heart sing.
"" Its what I call " Very funny !!!"
Loved this audiobook, it had me giggling out loud in public places. Being narrated by the author was fantastic and made the book for me 5 Stars from me .
"Absolute such fun."
Exactly the same witty miranda from the tv show, but in an audio book! Only listened to the first chapter and I love it... Definitely recommend it to anyone who loves miranda!
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