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Strong content, unsure narration
As someone with this horrible illness, I was grateful for the honest writing and story. Ally's narration was sometimes spot on and funny but the over pronunciation and odd timing of words was a bit distracting and a few times annoying. I'd still recommend this audio book due to the great advocacy it gives.
Phenomenal thanks to narrator!
Being more of a Sylvia Plath fan, I hesitated in wanting to learn about Ted Hughes, but I must say between the superb writing and compelling and warm narration, I was always eager to continue listening to this audible book. Unlike Mad Girl's Love Song about Plath whose narrator ruined the total book for me, this narrator did the opposite and drew me into the world of Hughes again and again. Bravo!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Relaxing except for chimes
This will sound silly, but I used this to bring me into sleep and the long pauses coupled with the chimes kept waking me up with a fright. I do enjoy Kabat-Zinn's work and even his unique east coast accent can be soothing.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Couldn't finish due to narrator
I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to narration of a book I love. This topic is a favorite so I was eager to hear this book. The narrator, who has a beautiful British accent, tries exceedingly too hard to do Sylvia's American accent. It's almost funny if it wasn't so annoying - how long of a pause she takes before transforming even a three-worded Sylvia quote into a drawn-out, husky and smoky voice that sounds rather bored. I kept trying to get past it, but finally had to admit sad defeat.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Struggled to finish
Content would have captivated me more via audible if voice had more inflection. I glossed over too much to decide it was worth continuing.