by Reductress – 2023
I’ve always gotten a kick out of Reductress, so when I saw that the audio of this short book was available for review on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance.
After finishing my listen, I’m underwhelmed. The endless cleverness and satire got repetitive, and I only liked one of the narrators. I know this is satire – and broad satire, at that – but I would have preferred the “bits” that make up the audiobook be read by actors – funny actors – instead of what sounds like professional narrators. I know, I get it – that’s part of the satire – but it was wearing.
Maybe I would’ve enjoyed it more in small bites instead of listening for an hour at a time. I did give it 3 stars, not so much for the funny factor as for the truth that sometimes makes itself very clear in spite of the witty monologues. It could also be that this might not translate well from printed page or screen to audo, for me anyhow.
Thank you to NetGalley and Reductress for the complimentary audiobook, which I used to write this honest review.