Friday, October 21, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey (audiobook)

I know what you're thinking. "Wait a tick, hasn't Miranda already reviewed Bossypants? What is this, a 'Best of UBC' week?"

Yes, I already reviewed Bossypants. No, this is not a "Best of" thing, because that would pretty much consist of this because it lead to this. This is actually a review of the audiobook version of Bossypants. It was just as good as the print version, maybe even better if you take into account the fact that included is the actual audio of the Sarah Palin/Hilary Clinton SNL bit.

The only problem I had with the audiobook was with sound quality. This is the first time I've tried a downloadable audiobook from the library, so I don't know if it was this specific book or if this is how all downloaded audiobooks sound. Or maybe it's my iPod, which is almost 6 years old. Or maybe it's my car stereo, which is 10 years old. At times during the book Tina would say things sort of under her breath, which didn't really work in my situation because I was listening while driving down a loud interstate in a car whose stereo has basically no volume control. And the whole time Tina sounded a little muffled. But the book itself was great.

There was one section that I had forgot about from the print book that apparently I didn't talk about in my first review. It's the only part of the book I don't like. It's a part where Tina responds to her online critics. This section is not nearly as clever as the rest of the book and really seems kind of unnecessary.

But, all in all, this is still one of my favorite memoirs. I recommend the audiobook just as highly as I recommended the print version.

1 comment:

Abby-Wan Kenobi said...

You know what I did when I got the email alert that you'd posted this? I immediately followed all the links and reread your rereview of Why Girls are Weird. Then I checked my Kindle to make sure I actually downloaded it like I said I would in the comments (I did, and I reread it apparently). Then I read this post. Ahem.

I can't believe I haven't read this. Shame on me. It reminds me though, did you catch the Amy Poehler/Carol Burnett lovefest on TVguide.com this week? Amazing. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amy-Poehler-Carol-Burnett-1038848.aspx