Reviews of Memoir Audio Books
Reader: Amanda Palmer
Short Review: Intense and personal treatise on art, music, creativity, community, connection, love, loss, and asking for (and accepting) help from others. Amanda's style of reading is intimate and confessional.
Reader: Ellen DeGeneres
Short Review: Light and airy visit with the popular comedienne. Nothing too deep here, but it is fun to listen to Ellen share her upbeat cheerful thoughts and get a taste for her life beyond the public eye. Be prepared for some outright silliness.
Reader: Elizabeth Gilbert
Short Review: Stunning memoir of a year in the life of a woman finding her way back to a life she wants to live. Beautifully read by the author. This one will stick with me for a long long time.
Reader: David Sedaris
Short Review: Sedaris' funny, self-deprecating, heart-breaking stories about moving to France with his partner Hugh, learning French, his family, and his own flaws and experiences. The author reads his own work in his distinctive voice, never flinching as he excoriates himself either in front of a live audience or alone in a studio. Sedaris is an amazing, brave writer and reader. I've listened to this particular book three or four times, and I know I'll keep returning to it.
Read by: Jon Krakauer
Short Review: An author-narrated memoir of one of the most tragic seasons on Mt. Everest.