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Not a Match Audiobook

Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters

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Audible Editor Reviews

Brian Donovan’s comic tale of his history with Internet dating might seem mean-spirited if the criticism weren’t, in large part, self-deprecating. Donovan, who’s written for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Chapelle’s Show, mines the deep well of comedic gold that is Internet dating by going on an exorbitant amount of dates with all sorts of women - and a few that he couldn’t even be sure were women. Ax Norman delivers Donovan’s chronicles in a personal tone that feels both instructional and confessional. If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve experienced online dating for yourself, or if you’re a curious outsider, prepare yourself for an insider's look at the widely popular phenomenon and all of the insights into human relationships it provokes.

Publisher's Summary

Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is about one guy who experienced more than his fair share. Brian Donovan, a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR, and Chapelle's Show, has been on over 100 Internet dates in a genuine search for love and happiness.

©2013 Brian Donovan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    seriously laughed out loud so much! practical but yet hilarious to listen to! online dating at its best!

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    Julie 04-23-16
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    "Enjoyable Little Read!"

    This book managed to be awkward and funny yet sweet as well - the author's bewilderment in some circumstances was hilarious. I have been on similar dates ...this book is worth it!

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    holley pennington, nj 07-26-15
    holley pennington, nj 07-26-15
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    "awful, just awful"

    I am unable to not finish a book once I've started, and this one has tested me more than any other, despite its short length. The reader is terrible, the story is terrible. Not funny at all. Even free it wasn't worth the time.

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    Mahmood Aldabbagh 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"

    It's not what I expected, but it was fun to listen to.
    Blah blah blah

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    dawnfyre 04-18-15
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    "Funny and straight forward"

    The book was funny and the narrator brought it to life well. And since when is there a word count requirement for a review?

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    gil nevo 02-16-15
    gil nevo 02-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    narrators performance doesn't fit the writing style and hurts the book which already feels outdated as it is. ..

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    mmm Colorado 02-05-15
    mmm Colorado 02-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    "love it every time I listen to it"

    great writing, terrific performance and hilarious content. winner! highly recommend to anyone in need of a good laugh.

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    Cameron 01-23-15
    Cameron 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny... Avoid OkCupid"

    It was a good book to pass sometime and hear someone's stories of the online dating world!

    I learning just how crazy the questions on OkCupid are.

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    Alysia Redondo Beach, CA, United States 12-15-14
    Alysia Redondo Beach, CA, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2016

    Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.

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    "Online Dating Humor"

    I thought this was a good audiobook. It was funny and if you have online dated you will be able to relate with a few of the awkward situations. The narrator was good too!

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    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 11-30-14
    John P. DERMODY Phoenix, AZ 11-30-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Such a hot topic with zero empathy"
    Would you try another book from Brian Donovan and/or Ax Norman?

    Over a thousand reviews of this book - and why? Internet dating is huge today, so this book looked just as hot. But no. Donovan rates women like cattle at an auction and himself - deservedly - as shallow and unworthy of women everywhere. I felt more empahy choosing a masseuse through a window in Bangkok than this guy could even begin to feel. Does he represent a norm for his generation? I hope not.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brian Donovan again?

    Donovan must be a sociopath with a budding flair for comedy. Why would anyone read a second book? It's hard to say unless, like me, they recognize that the guy says stuff the rest of us are afraid to say, so.....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ax Norman’s performances?

    Az Norman was the perfect choice to reflect the geeky, shalow author. He sounded like a late-twenties-something frat boy with enough residual autism to be nearly totally blind to the souls and values of fellow humans. Imagine a young Mitt Romney reading such a book.Some of the writing was truly funny, but would have been better "timed" through the use of a reader with a successful comedian's credentials.


    Do you think Not a Match needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Actually yes. Donovan might atone for Not a Match with a book revealing greater depth -- on so many levels.


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