Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
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  • The Reluctant Metrosexual

  • Dispatches From An Almost Hip Life
  • By: Peter Hyman
  • Narrated by: Peter Hyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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Peter Hyman's musings, more pop cultural than philosophical, range from the heartfelt to the absurd, whether he's describing the scotch-soaked grief of a bad breakup or his unfortunate attempt at a menage a trois. With sophistication and enviable wit, The Reluctant Metrosexual chronicles the promiscuity and perils of modern manhood.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe funny if you are American?

  • By Ajoy on 11-09-07

Maybe funny if you are American?

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-07

This book is possibly quite funny if you are American and therefore live slap-bang in the middle of American culture. However, it did not do anything for me.

I started listening to this and immediately skipped three hours in to see if it got more interesting - and it didn't. It's just a continuous ramble of 'anecdotes', though 'anecdote' implies to me that the stories are amusing.

This also would have been better narrated by a professional narrator with a more neutral accent, rather than the author whose accent I found really did not help.

I would advise anyone considering this book to listen to the audio sample to make sure that the very section that you hear is funny. If you split your sides laughing then go ahead and buy the full book as it is more of the same, otherwise save your money for something else!