My criteria for audiobooks is completely different than for those that I actually read. Since I drive many thousands of miles a year, I look for something to listen to that is rather lightweight in either drama or humor. "Wigfield" is beyond a doubt light---r-e-a-l-l-y light. At times funny, it can also be trivial and annoying to listen to, which, I suppose is what its purpose is to begin with. Note that I am a great fan of Stephen Colbert and Any Sedaris. My fear is if I give "Wigfield" 3 or 4 stars, those on PBS who read my reviews will say that I got this one all wrong because it really is a clunker of a book. If I give it 1 or 2 stars, others will tell me to lighten up. It *is* after all, Colbert and Sedaris. What did I expect? What to do? What to do? Okay, a generous...no over-the-top generous 3 stars. Those of you who are seriousistas, you've been warned.
If you like Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert, you will love this audiobook. It is a quick listen and Stephen does most of the narration. Each of the three narrators speak for a whole cast of characters in the town of Wigfield. I listened to this on the way to work every morning and I laughed out loud on more than one occasion which I don't do often. I hope they do more like this one.
The book is funny, but sometimes overly snarky, much like The Colbert Report or Strangers With Candy. It's worth a look-through, though.
This was funnier than I thought it would be. It's a quick, mindless read.
I read this book for my book club and I had a tough time getting through it. Some of the girls thought it was hilarious. However, if you are an Amy Sedaris fan, you will love it.
The hilarious Stephen Colbert collaborates with a Sedaris? I just had to read this one after seeing their names on the cover. Although this book has its funny moments, it just wasn't up to my expectations. This was just an okay read for me.