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Is It Just Me? | [Miranda Hart]

Is It Just Me?

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? 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.
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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!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ann United States 01-01-13
    Ann United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2013

    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!


    7 of 7 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.

    6 of 6 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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    Steve Metung, Australia 01-29-13
    Steve Metung, Australia 01-29-13 Member Since 2010
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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 8 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 Member Since 2014
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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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    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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    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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Wendy Williams-Hall
    United Kingdom
    10/9/13
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    "So funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Is It Just Me? to be better than the print version?

    Probably as Miranda puts her own touch to it


    What other book might you compare Is It Just Me? to, and why?

    Back Story from David Mitchell. Also funny observational humour


    What does Miranda Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Brings it to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Loved it all


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • elizabeth
    ALFORD, United Kingdom
    10/9/13
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    "Sorry yes it is just you."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It wasn't for me.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    American short stories


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed. I struggled to about half way and then that was it. Sharing the book with her younger self didn't do it for me. Or trying to be intemate with the listener.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Symonds
    Suffolk
    10/5/13
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    "Not impressed!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Wish I had read the book instead. Have removed this from my Kindle only partly listened to. I like Miranda Hart, but she is too 'full on' to listen to for a whole book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Miranda Hart? Why or why not?

    No. For reasons already written


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too 'over the top' all the time


    Do you think Is It Just Me? needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SarahLJ
    UK
    10/2/13
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    "not for me"

    I enjoyed the sample I got on my kindle and wanted more, thinking the audio version would probably be better seen as she's narrating her own book, I went ahead with the purchase. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. I am really disappointed in it, and was bored listening to it and found myself not wanting listen. I won't be buying anymore of her books, whether audio or kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    9/22/13
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    "Giggles galore.... Fantastic. A************"

    From start to finish this audiobook is fantastic. Full of hilarity, Miranda and teenage Miranda are fabulous. I can't recommend highly enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • combat3
    LONDON SE3, United Kingdom
    9/14/13
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    "Not Funny"
    What disappointed you about Is It Just Me??

    This was a total wastes of my listening time. I did not laugh even once


    What could Miranda Hart have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written the book


    What didn’t you like about Miranda Hart’s performance?

    Everyhthing


    What character would you cut from Is It Just Me??

    Miranda


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Penelope
    BEDFORD, United Kingdom
    8/29/13
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    "I laughed outloud"
    What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

    The best part of the experience was to be able to laugh out loud, usually when I totally agreed with her take of her experiences.I also like the way she told it to me as if I was her friend, I know that sounds a bit lame, but i felt part of the experience, and was able to join in when occasionally she wanted us to clap or shout out loud.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well only two characters, her and her 18 year old self. This worked well and was funny as she tried to explain to her younger self about internet, mobile phones, tweet etc.,


    What does Miranda Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Well I suppose her voice, which actually I did wonder if it would would grate on me. But as she spoke as a friend, and treated me as a friend....well how could it grate on me? It ended up making it special.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh of course, as I mentioned. I started cringing as she started a chapter on diet...omgosh so overdone and boring I thought...but it was the shortest chapter and I ended up agreeing with the senitiments totally.


    Any additional comments?

    I am 45, I think Miranda is 35/38, most of the stuff she spoke about I could relate to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Collins
    Fleet, Hants. U.K.
    8/25/13
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    "Delightfully Dotty !"
    Where does Is It Just Me? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A favourite. Can listen over again.Makes me laugh and cheers me up.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miranda Hart is one funny lady. Intelligent, magic outlook on life, one of a kind!


    Which character – as performed by Miranda Hart – was your favourite?

    Miranda herself. She can't help being funny, a posh sort of clown.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Did I say that?


    Any additional comments?

    Only discovered this lady recently. What a find! She's a HOOT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PPod
    PENRYN, United Kingdom
    8/18/13
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    "Typically "Miranda""

    A different approach that I have not come across before. I liked it but was a bit confused at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mlle. anonyme
    United Kingdom
    8/14/13
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    "Brilliant!"

    Recommended for everyone who liked her TV series. Absolutely brilliant. Very likely to listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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