What I think of Audible (plus mini reviews of The Complete Sherlock Holmes and Meet David Sedaris)

Like many others, I was enticed into joining Audible by the promise of a three month half price membership, no strings attached. There are a number of ‘membership plans’ that you can choose between:

  • 1 book monthly membership – £7.99 for 1 credit per month
  • 2 book monthly membership – £14.99 for 2 credits per month
  • 12 book annual membership – £69.99 per year and 12 credits all in one go
  • 24 book annual membership – £109.99 per year and 24 credits all in one go

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Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty

It was the Meet David Sedaris programme on Radio 4 that first brought this funny man to my attention. I like to listen to it when I’m cooking and often annoy my boyfriend with my constant laughing.

David Sedaris on the radio is hilarious. It’s not just what he says, it’s how he says it. He pauses in the right places and emphasises words to create maximum hilarity. His delivery is flawless.

Reading Me Talk Pretty One Day was a completely different experience to listening to Sedaris. He’s still humorous, but I’m sure it helps that in my mind I can imagine him speaking his essays word for word. His distinct, girlish voice is the perfect way to imagine his observations.  Continue reading