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Totnes Valley, Australia
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  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cackle Worthy

  • By Lily on 10-26-12

Cackle Worthy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-12

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!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Eustace

  • Allie's Ghost Hunters # 2
  • By: Catherine Jinks
  • Narrated by: Melissa Chambers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Who is haunting the cabin? After Eglantine vanished, I thought I was through with ghosts. Then I went on a school excursion to Hill end and found myself investigating a whole bunch of them. First there was the ghost of Granny Evans, pacing around the museum. And Eustace Harrow smashing things up in Taylor's Cottage. But when two of my classmates disappeared, I realized things were about to get serious.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It wasn't very good

  • By Lily on 03-11-12

It wasn't very good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

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

The most interesting part of the story was when the psychic felt they weren't wanted there and then something touched them all.
What I didn't like was that it wasn't ghosty enough, unlike the first book which got into ghost hunting in the second chapter this book took forever to get to the ghost hunt.

Which character – as performed by Melissa Chambers – was your favorite?

Allie and her mum

Was Eustace worth the listening time?

Yeah - it was good, you need to listen to it to know all of Allies friends. And it was still pretty cool.