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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Possibly if it were read by someone who thought the material was funny, rather than two people who took turns sounding bored.
Has The Darwin Awards III turned you off from other books in this genre?
Other Darwin Awards books? Yes
Otehr Comady bookds? No
Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I think it mayl have been funny in print
Any additional comments?
I've heard peopel on podcasts and radio quote things from the Darwin Awards .. and it was very funny. Partly becasue the DJ or Podcaster thought it was funny and it showed in their voices .. which added to the expectation that what they were saying was about to get really funny.
These two sounded like they were reading from a college textbook. And they were definitely READING from something, not presenting the inforamtion in any smooth, natural speaking kind of way. They ruined the whole thing.
As has been proven through the Ages, other people's stupidity is something humans find a great source of humor. The more stupid the other person's actions, the funnier we find it. The fact that this stupidity could lead to someone's demise does not seem to diminish from our perception of its funniness. As such, this book continues that great comedic tradition. As in the psychological phenomenon known as "Schadenfreude," other people's short-comings can be satisfying, by making us feel superior.
Listening to this, I got that much-needed ego boost. Just the thing to listen to after getting laid off!
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