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  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,737

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterical manual for the 21st century woman

  • By mendolynne on 11-05-12

Pretty good book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Woman the most enjoyable?

I really love hearing a book that the author takes the time to narrate herself.

What about Caitlin Moran’s performance did you like?

She did a great job.

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

probably not

Any additional comments?

I had never heard about Caitlin Moran in the past but am a memoir junkie. This was a great surprise. She's very unique and has some fantastic stories.

  • Fat Is the New 30

  • The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life
  • By: Jill Conner Browne
  • Narrated by: Jill Conner Browne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 292

The Sweet Potato Queens are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne’s ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers - and she does so in her own inimitable fashion.

Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them - or make fun OF them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another homerun

  • By Claudia H on 12-17-14

Love Jill Conner Browne

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

I thought the book was touching and funny.

What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing the real emotion in her voice. Nothing beats the writer narrating.

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

The part about her mom was very touching.

Any additional comments?

Love Jill Conner Brownes books. This one was not my favorite but it was still worth a listen.

  • I Suck at Girls

  • By: Justin Halpern
  • Narrated by: Sean Schemmel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

Fans of the #1 bests eller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always patient voice of Justin Halpern's dad as it crackles through this hysterical new audiobook. The story begins when Justin announces that he's decided to propose to his girlfriend. "You've been dating her for four years," his dad replies. "It ain't like you found a parallel fucking universe."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Dad is side-splitting funny

  • By GH on 08-20-15

Pretty funny

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

Where does I Suck at Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

About average.

Any additional comments?

Was a pretty funny book, made me laugh out loud at moments. Good narration too.

  • Guts

  • The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster
  • By: Kristen Johnston
  • Narrated by: Kristen Johnston
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should win awards for best audiobook performance

  • By Ohjohnny on 03-19-12

Better than expected.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

What did you love best about Guts?

I didnt know much about Kristen Johnston and found her story interesting and well read.

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

No

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

There was laughter and sadness.

Any additional comments?

Better than expected. I quite enjoyed it.

  • Mother Daze

  • Tales from the Imperfect Playground
  • By: Christine Carr
  • Narrated by: Marie Kopan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Throughout her stories of misplaced toys, temper tantrums, and experiences as a physical education teacher, Christine offers observations that will ring true with all mothers. In short, this book offers a virtual high five to women for the million things they manage to miraculously get done.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration...

  • By courtney on 12-28-12

Terrible narration...

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

Would you try another book from Christine Carr and/or Marie Kopan?

Never - Marie Kopan
Hard to say about Christine Carr because I didn't get past the first chapter.

What was most disappointing about Christine Carr’s story?

Sad to say I can't really review the story because the narration was so bad.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marie Kopan?

Pretty much anyone

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

Completely disappointed... waste of money.

Any additional comments?

I feel bad because I don't really know how the book was because I couldn't get past the first chapter, the narration was to terrible and distracting. I've read reviews before about how people couldn't finish a book because of the narration and thought; well if the books great how much could that matter. Well this audio book answered it for me. There was no way I could even make it past the first chapter. Make me very leery about buying other audiobooks. Total waste of money.