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Perfect for Cat Owners

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I honesty wasn’t expecting much from this book. Only picked it because the cover was pretty, and I’m glad I did.

The translation style is simple and poetic in its tone. And the narrator does a good job carrying this tone over and is very good at giving each and every character their distinct voice. It’s a good short read that’ll pull you in deeper and deeper by the minute. What started off as a simple road trip soon turns into a journey of love in all its form. Go hug your parents and pets!

Another masterpiece from Murakami

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A hard recommendation for those who love 1Q84. I tried the Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World but couldn't get into it. This one's more "realistic," for lack of better words. It definitely delivers an atmosphere similar to 1Q84.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator is profound! He really knows how to distinguish the characters. There were times when I would forget that it's one man voicing everyone, including the women!

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favorite?

May Kasahara. Need I say more?

If you could rename The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, what would you call it?

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is fine as it is. I can't think of anything as direct, yet alluring.

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The kind of advice anyone can (and should) use

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've been a fan of Anna Akana for... well, as long as I can remember. Straight-forward and witty, what's not to love? If you're a fan of Anna, you'll most likely enjoy the book. And if not, I'd recommend anyone to give this a try. It's like fresh air and only three-hours long, so why not?

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dick. Nah, it's Anna. Forget Dick.

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

Nope. I've seen her performances but never heard her talk as a narrator or podcast speaker.

What did you learn from So Much I Want to Tell You that you would use in your daily life?

Too many to list, but I HAVE to list them... 1) Life is long, but don't let that stop you from going after your dreams 2) Failure is okay as long as you learn from them 3) Don't be a dick

Have Low Expectations

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Despite my rating, I honestly don't regret listening to this novel, mostly because I knew what I was getting myself into. Don't get me wrong, I love Marzia and her channel, that's why I bought this book in the first place, but I didn't go ahead and assume she'd be the greatest writer-- that would have been a pleasant surprise! The book was well translated and delivers the creepy, yet delicate vibe, that Marzia tends to lean towards in her vlogs. However... the story fell short and felt a bit drawn-out despite already being short. I only stuck around to hear the all-too-predictable ending. I'll give her credit for writing though! On a side not, I thought the narrator's voice was perfect for the role.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Nothing I didn't expect. I sort of figured out halfway through the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Strangely enough... Nothing stuck with me.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

tl;dr -- An interesting premise, but a boring execution. Felt longer than it actually is.

Great performance!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

After reading the Graveyard Book and Coraline, I thought I'd give American Gods a chance. I mean, I enjoyed his children books, what's the worst that could happen? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Not only was the story fascinating, but narrator'a enthusiasm and performance really captures your attention and keeps you throughout the story. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! Can't wait to check out other audio books by Neil Gaiman.