Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday=Book Review Time--Taking me back

I interrupt the regular schedule of reviewing your requests for a selection of my own.

Up for today: This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett


Why I bought it? I actually didn't buy this one. A friend recommended it highly and lent it to me on CD.

Synopsis: Carol Burnett tells humorous vignettes and memorable moments from her life starting at her childhood and continuing through her rise to fame and beyond.

What I thought? There's a reason I'm breaking my regular schedule for this. I LOVED it. I highly recommend listening to this one. Carol Burnett narrates. She tarzan yells, sings, chuckles, and you chuckle along. It's completely enchanting. It took me back to watching her show as a little kid. If you are a fan of Carol Burnett, you will love this. If you've never heard of her, you will still get a kick out of her stories. Her first experience with a mugger had me dying laughing. There are serious moments, too, and I cried a few times--then again, it's easy to make me cry.

My Rating: ***** out of 5, for the CD at least. I think it would be the same for the book.
My daughter's rating: **** (she said no one takes a kid seriously if they rate something a 5--so take her seriously--she'd never heard of most of the names Carol throws around and still really enjoyed it.)

Cleanness Score: 4 out of 10, There was a little mild swearing, and a couple places where she talks about adult topics but nothing obscene. My 16 year old listened to most of it with me.

11 comments:

C. N. Nevets said...

*ear tug*

Heidi Willis said...

great review!!

This is one of those books that I bet is far better on CD than in book form, if only because Carol is the one narrating it. :)

Patti said...

I agree with Heidi, I might have to find that CD for my commute to work.

L.T. Elliot said...

I've never seen the Carol Burnett show but I loved her as Miss Hannigan. ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I don't think it would be same as a book. This is one of those times a CD is a great idea.

Usually I don't listen to book CDs. My mind easily wonders if I not looking at the words.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I remember watching her show when I was little - it was one of my favorites!

Carolyn V. said...

Thanks for the review. Carol Burnett is so cool. I'll have to get it. =)

Jude said...

Really? Really really? Alright, I'll check it out. I have high regard for your taste, so despite the not-so-appealing-cover, I will give it a chance :)

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome review! I'll add it to my list.

Samantha Bennett said...

Just listened to my first book-on-tape in years. I really liked mixing it up. Will have to check out your recommendation!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Thanks! I want to Tarzan yell. Aoh aoah ahhhh!