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Is It Just Me? Audiobook

Is It Just Me?

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 KingMaker Productions Ltd (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Lily Totnes Valley, Australia 10-26-12
    Lily Totnes Valley, Australia 10-26-12

    unschooled, audiobook lover.

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    "Cackle Worthy"
    What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

    I sat with my 10 year old daughter over 4 or 5 nights and together we enjoyed the rollicking tales Miranda Hart spun for us . Both of us are mad fans of Miranda's show and were thoroughly excited to learn more about this comic goddess. We here pleased to hear catchphrases from her show, insights into life and silly banter between her present self and her younger self.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I liked best was Ms Harts' ability to make herself the joke simply to make us happy. It is so refreshing in this day and age when humour and comedy is all about pulling others down and laughing at their expense that Miranda is willing to make herself the butt of the joke (often literally!). I am sure my daughter most enjoyed the tales of catastrophe and of course the 'poo' stories.


    What about Miranda Hart’s performance did you like?

    It was well delivered with equal measures of gusto and grace. Miranda knows how to perform and there was often (but not always) a clear delineation between her present self and her younger self. Actually I found that my daughter and I would talk to each other with Miranda's plum in the mouth middle class British accent which was hilarious in itself as we are ocker Aussies from the Oz bush!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We would have loved to knock this book off in one sitting, however 7 hours was a little too adventurous for us.


    Any additional comments?

    Although there were some moments where our interest waned, I would highly recommend anyone listen to 'Is It Just Me' rather than read it. Miranda is a right scream and we had a nice time - it was almost like watching a whole series of Miranda. Such fun!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ann United States 01-01-13
    Ann United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2016

    Wonderwife, Supermom

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    "An Absolute Delight"
    Would you listen to Is It Just Me? again? Why?

    After finishing listening to Miranda Hart's "Is It Just Me?", I thought to myself: "I'm going to listen to this again in a year or so." It's quite a funny book and had me laughing out loud quite often, but I want to listen again for another reason. Underneath the laughs the book has something wonderful to say about happiness. I think nearly all women sometimes feel that they don't fit the ideal that society, or perhaps they themselves, have set up. I think nearly all women feel some anguish about their inability to measure up from time to time. Beneath all of the laughing and silly stories and absurditiy, Ms. Hart has done a marvelous job of encouraging women to accept themselves, love themselves, enjoy life, and be happy. I was entertained, certainly. But I also came away from the book feeling a bit moved. And happy. And my own version of beautiful. So thank you, Ms. Hart!


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 11-12-12
    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 11-12-12 Member Since 2014

    Live in Sydney, Australia. South African heritage. Love audio books. Constant company on my non-stop business travels.

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    "Miranda is just delightful..."

    Miranda played on Australian TV a couple of years ago. Miranda Hart simply demands attention... her quirkyness, her authentic playfulness, her relish in being herself. All of this is found in "Is it just me?"

    A romp. And genuine fun. Highly recommended.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Laredo, TX, United States 10-25-12
    Victoria Laredo, TX, United States 10-25-12
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    "Miranda Hart is truly one of a kind!"
    What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

    So being from the U.S. I am not able to actually purchase Miranda's book at a bookstore, but thanks to audible I heard the story straight from the amazing and hilarious mind of Miranda Hart! I highly recommend anyone to buy this book, her stories of how she converses with her 18 year old self and her memories are more memorable than her just as amazing show! Love you Miranda!!! :D


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything!


    Have you listened to any of Miranda Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have seen her show, and she is brilliantly funny in the show, and in her book she continues to bring the funny to the ears of her readers.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    SUCH FUN!


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read the book, but I say listen to it! It's even better!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanine Galloway, OH, United States 04-24-13
    Jeanine Galloway, OH, United States 04-24-13
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    "Love Love Love"
    What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

    I could listen to her talk all day long.


    Any additional comments?

    Pure enjoyment through and through, I look forward to her next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Sydney, Australia 04-23-13
    Caroline Sydney, Australia 04-23-13
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    "MORE MIRANDA!"
    Would you listen to Is It Just Me? again? Why?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Very much wished to listen to this book in one sitting and never wanting it to end!


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyable- highly recommended!

    Now we just need MORE MIRANDA!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Almada paso del rey, Argentina 12-11-12
    Almada paso del rey, Argentina 12-11-12
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    "A round of applause for Miranda Hart!!!"
    If you could sum up Is It Just Me? in three words, what would they be?

    It's about life and the various difficulties that are bound to come up and how humour helps us if not overcome them, at least endure them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Is It Just Me??

    When she wonders about those moments in life which are like milestones, and which have no explanation. Life, eh?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Peggie and Miranda's dialogue, or any scene with her eighteen-year-old self.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was. However, I decided not to do so since I wanted to enjoy every single sentence, and Miranda's wonderful reading.


    Any additional comments?

    Not to be missed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    paula 11-13-12
    paula 11-13-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "No, not just her but ME too : )"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Is It Just Me? to be better than the print version?

    Hearing the "disaster on legs" reading the book makes this a fab listen - her voice and her singing lends the humour and also the simpicity to the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    16 year old Miranda is so full of dreams that its hilarious!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a female or have a clumsy/awkward/different Daughter I recommend this book - just dont read it in public - people will stare when you start to hold your sides while crying with laughter!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Orange, Australia 11-25-13
    Sharon Orange, Australia 11-25-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Love, love, love this lady"
    If you could sum up Is It Just Me? in three words, what would they be?

    Hart's heartfelt humour


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Is It Just Me??

    So many - the Dirty Dancing anecdote struck home


    Have you listened to any of Miranda Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not especially - I wanted it to last!


    Any additional comments?

    This book rings especially true for me as Ms Hart and I are of similar age. Very funny and eminently relateable-to!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Metung, Australia 01-29-13
    Steve Metung, Australia 01-29-13
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    "too much talking in her 18 year old voice"

    I like Miranda and her story, but not her constant discussion with her 18 year old self using 2 voices. There was just too much of it and I only lasted a couple of hours before it all wore a bit thin.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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  • James
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Cliché ahead.......Such Fun!!"

    A really enjoyable book, made much more memorable by being read by the author. I loved the essay based approach to the book, and the format was great, save for the voice of 'young Miranda', which grated somewhat....

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  • mrs
    YORK, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Had me in stitches!"

    This audiobook will be enjoyed by anyone who loves Miranda's sense of humour. It is read by Miranda herself which adds to the enjoyment. The book is full of amusing anecdotes and certainly had me chuckling as I listened. I would recommend this to anyone who fancies a good laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Bailey
    United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Warm witty and delightful"

    If you enjoy miranda you will love this book - even if you have never seen miranda you may still love this book! Could only be read by miranda herself she discusses some of life's more challenging subjects love, diet and family. It's a romp through both her life in a laugh out loud way. I looked forward to listening to this book and I was sorry when it was over. I look forward to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Miranda hart audio book. Amazing."

    This audio book is amazing, a very easy read and light humour, I am very glad that I purchased this audio book. It was a great laugh and I was able to just start it and stop when ever I wanted and just go back to it when I was ready!!! I would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone! Brilliant read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "It's the voice of comic genius"

    What can say about Miranda! She's just like you and me Queen of mishap but never taking herself too seriously. And a book spoken by the actual writer! That is reason enough to buy as I could happily listen to Mirandas voice all day. Comedy in the everyday she doesn't have to tell rude jokes she just needs to open her mouth a talented woman who has my total love and admiration! Except there's no stumbling through this book you skip from word to word with huge cheesy grins and many a lol moment!

    Miranda Hart you are truly a comic genius.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stacey
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Excellent storytelling, fabulous book."

    Miranda beautifully narrates her own book, telling the story of how she became who she was, her sense of place and displacement, and the advice she'd give her Little Self. I laughed a lot, I cried a bit, and I completely identified with her experiences. Such beautiful anecdotes told in a lovely style. Such Fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
    4/6/13
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    "Okay, just a bit too much of the same old thing!"

    I have enjoyed Miranda's TV etc, however I found this book to be just a repeat of the same style of material we have heard once to often.

    After the first 45 minutes of "you know what I mean" it just because a one trick pony!

    If you are a big fan of Miranda and you just want a bit more of the same you won't be disappointed, I was just hoping for something fresher from Miranda!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vikki
    little bookham, United Kingdom
    4/5/13
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    "Awful"

    Awful and annoying, I had to give up on it despite liking Miranda herself, don't know anyone who has enjoyed it either

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
    Sutton In Ashfield, United Kingdom
    3/25/13
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    "Amaze balls"

    My daughter asked me to buy this book as she has really enjoyed the show. I was reluctant but VERY happy that I did. Some laugh out loud, deep belly laughter evoking content, especially the incident with fur balls (I'm sure the people parked at the side of me thought I was on day release from the local psychiatric unit!)

    HIGHLY recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • krangu
    London, United Kingdom
    3/25/13
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    "Good book"

    This is a very good audio book.

    This is a very good audio book.

    This is a very good audio book.

    This is a very good audio book.

    This is a very good audio book.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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