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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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    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!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ann United States 01-01-13
    Ann United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2009

    Wonderwife, Supermom

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    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!


    5 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 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 2003

    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.

    4 of 4 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!

    3 of 3 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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    11-13-12
    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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    Jeanine Galloway, OH, United States 04-24-13
    Jeanine Galloway, OH, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2009
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    I could listen to her talk all day long.


    Any additional comments?

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

    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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  • alison
    middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    1/22/13
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    "SUCH FUN!!!"

    if you enjoy the series its just like it.

    I listened when whilst out with the dogs I must of looked a right wally giggleing whilst walking down the street!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • berta
    valdemoro, Spain
    12/25/12
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    "fantastic!"

    I'm a big fan of Miranda so maybe this review is a bit biased. But nevermind, I really loved this book, it was such fun!



    And Miranda narrating it was superb, she is SO GOOD. It seemed as if she was really enjoying reading her book.



    I loved this book, every minute of it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • melanie
    Saltburn by the Sea, United Kingdom
    2/2/13
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • R.
    BANBURY, United Kingdom
    1/19/13
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    "The best for a very serious mind"

    I have always been a serious, almost humor-less person. I am aware of it and I have to admit that fairy tales and comic reads amuse me more than anything. They shift my thoughts from one of melancholy and cynical into one of life and sheer vibrancy. Miranda is hilarious and I like the existence of the young Miranda in her work because it gave me the chance to reflect and laugh, as against feeling humiliated, at my follies of years ago.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    Reading, United Kingdom
    12/7/12
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    "Such fun!"

    If you don't like the Miranda TV serires - then you wont like this. If you do - then you will. Over 7 hours of Miranda madness. Such fun!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • jenny
    Reading, United Kingdom
    11/11/12
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    "Such fun"

    Lovely to listen too Miranda Hart read her own book! Great to listen to didn't want it to end. Very funny too.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • L
    Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
    11/6/12
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    "Wonderfully Entertaining"

    This was my first foray into audio books and I purchased it to listen to after an operation. It was fab - easy to dip in and out of and great for light entertainment when I was feeling rough. Miranda has a wonderful way of describing the world in a way we can all relate to and I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who enjoys her show.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Steensel, Netherlands
    12/13/13
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    "some what disapointing"
    What did you like best about Is It Just Me?? What did you like least?

    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


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

    I don't think I can compare it so directly to anything I have listen to lately


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was not like her stand-up comedy which rattles along


    Was Is It Just Me? worth the listening time?

    sorry to say no....absolutely not ....from the TV shows I thought she did her herself down


    Any additional comments?

    her next book should be better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • maz
    Worcester, UK
    12/7/13
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    "Funny but not hilarious"
    If you could sum up Is It Just Me? in three words, what would they be?

    I love Miranda!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was disappointing when compared to the brilliant TV series. Her younger self was extremely irritating and ruined the whole listening experience for me.


    What about Miranda Hart’s performance did you like?

    Miranda was an excellent narrator and made the listening experience more authentic. It would not have felt right if someone different had narrated it.


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

    No, but only because of her younger self.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • melanie
    Alfreton, United Kingdom
    1/27/13
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    "Brill"

    well what can I say. I think you need to listen to this book rather than read it to get the full Miranda effect. loved it.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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