Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (Audiobook Review)
I knew the topic of this book before listening to it, and so I braced myself for sadness - lots of sadness. What I did not expect was humor and genuine warmth. And, I experienced all of it in extremes because I was listening to Pausch himself narrating his own story. His stories, his words, his wisdom impacted me and will stay with me, probably more so than if I had been simply reading the book. In fact, it is one that I will likely revisit on a regular basis . . . tears and all. Next time, I will stick with the print version. I know that there will be many quotes that I will be taking note of the next time around.
Have you been affected by The Last Lecture? Did you find it as powerful as I did?
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I know of this one, but could never bring myself to actually pick it up. I can read about all sorts of traumatic events but this one just seemed so personal and heartbreaking. I love that you listened to it though. I think for me, that would be the way to go.ReplyDelete
Ti ... I won't lie. It is heartbreaking. BUT, there is also so many encouraging words in there that I still have to recommend it. And, audio is a great way to go.Delete
This book was amazing. ALL THE FEELINGS. I read it not long after my father's death from cancer and it tugged at every last heartstring I had.ReplyDelete
Becca Lostinbooks ... Oh my, I am sure that it did. It was truly an amazing book and an amazing man behind the words.Delete
This one has always sounded so heartbreaking to me. I know I will cry while reading it, or listening to it. At the same time, I do want to read it. Maybe I'll give the audio a try.ReplyDelete
Belle Wong ... I definitely recommend the audio. It does have heartbreaking pieces, but it also has some great life advice and funny parts too. I guess you could say it balances it out.Delete
How touching and sad....I haven't read it but I would like to.ReplyDelete
Ally R. ... I definitely recommend that you read it!Delete
You know, I remember hearing about this back when it was fresh. In fact, it may have been before he died, but I can't remember it clearly. It drew my attention then and you draw my attention back. Maybe audio is the way I might actually "read" something like this. Hmmm...ReplyDelete
writersideup.com ... I definitely recommend that audio version. It's short and a great listen ... but expect tears!Delete