Friday, 9 September 2016

Audrey Hepburn by Chris Rice

I don't tend to rate audio books, mostly because it doesn't occur to me to buy them or loan them from the library, but also because I get irritated by their borrrrrinng voices and the pace they read at. Though whilst perusing the quick reads section of the library on Saturday, the beautiful cover of Audrey Hepburn caught my eye. When I took it home and chucked it on my bed, a matching CD fell out. To my horror, I had taken out an audio book..
Debating whether to just read the book or play the CD at the same time, I decided on the latter. In all honesty, they did read a bit slow for my liking but it's something you can get used to. I'm not sure if I shall take out any more audio books in the future but I think that they would be great for people who are often busy and don't have the time to pick up a paper book. Or maybe it could be a good replacement for the radio during long car journeys. The book itself was very interesting though worded a tad simply. The narration tells us about Audrey's life and her journey into the Hollywood world. What I found the most interesting was the story line of her part as Eliza Doolittle in the production, Breakfast at Tiffany's and how they 'had' to use a different vocalist as her voice wasn't 'strong' enough . There are only 20 (ish) pages to the whole book which is a bit of a letdown considering the fact that the text is large and there are plenty of images. These images however, were so beautiful that I shall let Penguin off.

All in all, I would recommend only to lower level readers or as an audio book for background noise. It's such a shame as I find that Audrey is such an interesting character and I hope that I find better books about her in the future.

Heath and happiness,
Marti xx

18 comments:

  1. I haven't listened to an audio book for a long time, but this post has reminded me of how much I like them! I think they're great to have on in the background whilst you're busy. I think I'd prefer to listen to a story I've already read though because in a new book, I like to read at my own pace and be sucked into the story. Great post, as always! X

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    1. Thank you very much! It's interesting to hear your views on them xx

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  2. Ooooh those Penguin Readers books were always given to us in high school so we would start reading in English hahaha the memories! I don't think an audio book would be for me though, I love reading and I always read very, very fast, I can't stand slow reading!

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    1. That's so interesting! I agree though, I read too fast for audiobooks aha :)

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  3. I really liked hearing your opinions on this, as I loveeeee Audrey! Usually I don't listen to audio books, but theyre a good idea if you're too tired to read :)

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    1. I totally agree! Audrey is so interesting and very beautiful :)

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  4. Hm I never know how to feel about audio books, great to hear your opinions dude. Audrey is so beautiful x

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    1. She is! Thank you so much, it's much better to sit down with the real thing xx

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  5. I don't really get on with audio books either! But I love Audrey X


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    Alice x
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  6. Audrey has always being my idol for so many reasons, and this looks like a must have for her fans! xx

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    1. You should definitely look for similar books then :)

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  7. Audrey is one of my personal favorite fashion icons. She is so bold. I'm not much of a reader, but it doesn't sound too bad. Great post, Marti! xx

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  8. Audrey Hepburn has and always will be such an inspiration - I love how unexpected this was and that you gave the audio book a go! ♡ Lily xx

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  9. I didn't even know the book existed but from reading the post it sounds disappointing in a way, I imagined it would have more pages at least since Audrey was an extraordinary woman, but well...I'll give it a try.
    I'm also not a fan of audio books, *high five*, there's something magical about feeling the book in your hands, turning pages...
    Anyway lovely post ^^

    -Tea ( moonshinefaerie.blogspot.com )

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    1. Completely agree with you! I'm still on the lookout for more awesome Audrey books though xx

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