- Didn’t Get Frazzled: Humorous Medical Fiction
- David Z Hirsch
- May 28, 2019
- David Gilmore
This is a DNF from me. I listened at my usual 2.55x speed, then 3.0, and finally the max of 3.50. I couldn’t get through this story quickly enough. I found it dreadfully dull. It’s just a boring protagonist going about his boring life in an excruciating amount of detail that really offers nothing to the plot. It alternates between his relationship woes and his med student. Early on, a few slightly funny moments gave me hope, but mostly jokes fell flat on their face and endless exposition.
I found the narration as boring as the book itself. It was mentioned at the start that the narrator had experience in the medical field (or something). It felt like he was chosen more for that than his narration skill as I just found him insufferably dry and boring to listen to. Another thing I can’t stand is the way he mispronounces envelope. Nobody pronounces “enter” as “onter” or “engulf” as “ongulf”. I can’t stand narrators who mispronounce basic words in general, but I find that one particularly insufferable.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.