Wednesday, February 22, 2017

#544 : Bossypants by Tina Fey : Review (Audio Book)

Bossypants by Tina Fey is my first ever full fledged Audio book. My first experience with an audio-book was a short story narrated by my favorite British Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch. After a large serving of perfect Indian home-cooked traditional meal, it's hard not to doze over post lunch. When your work is mind boggling and requires you to pay rapt attention, one can't help but resort to various means of staying awake - Cups of coffee, metal/rock music blaring or for people like me, sneak reading/audio books. This book was such fun to listen to that I ended up chuckling loudly only to end up earning weird looks from people sitting around me.

The voice, the narration, the pauses, the tone - every single element of the audio book was perfect. Having grown up in another part of the world, this book was an eye opener when it came to the media culture in the America - the country which still remains to be a dream for many people. With self effacing humor and intelligent storytelling, this audio-book is such a pleasure to listen to. The narrator/writer in question is a complete stranger to me. I've not watched her shows and haven't even heard of her until now. I'm not sure if I would have liked this book had I read it in it's original paper format. The narration by the writer herself made this audio book a great read. As a matter of fact, this audio book would be a great place to start for people who aren't familiar with the format. Speaking from personal experience, the voice of the narrator and the narration in itself,  most often drives away people from this format owing to monotony. Imagine having to hear an interesting story in your ears being narrated by some person with deadpan narration. Most of the narrator often do a good job, but there are exceptions too. However, this book wasn't a part of that exception category! 
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