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This book wasn’t up to the standard of last 2 I listened to and had hoped for more of story but was very predictable and depressing
Where does Checking Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
its not my favourite nick spalding but i still very much enjoyed it
What did you like best about this story?
it was a great story with lots of unpredictable twists and turns
What does Simon Mattacks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
his soft tones are a joy with excellent rhythm that made it a very easy listen
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
no, i didn't find it a moving book nor a laugh out loud like some of nicks others but the story didn't lend its self to laugh out loud material,
Any additional comments?
the last chapter disappointing, i was left wanting more, i even think there is a sequel to be had for this story. i want to know more.... what happened next, tell me more about hiss cousin and her family. there was much more that could be explored. It did jump a little in places and a smoother transition would have helped the flow a little better but that is i was being super critical. As i say i did enjoy this book overall.
What made the experience of listening to Checking Out the most enjoyable?
It was a serious subject about a young man who is diagnosed with a brain tumor but the book managed to make me laugh and not feel sad all the way through the book
What was one of the most memorable moments of Checking Out?
The chapter when his new girlfriend comes over and he drank an herbal concoction that did not agree with him.
Have you listened to any of Simon Mattacks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No I have not but I loved the accents and felt he did a great job
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes it made me laugh and cry.
Any additional comments?
I love books that make me laugh and forget my stressful job. A writer who can turn a story about a brain tumor into a book that made me laugh so hard is magic. He reminded me that my life isn't so bad and look for the humor. Laughter is the best medicine
I knew right away I was going to love “Checking Out” because I’ve read & listened to ALL of Nick Spalding books. Sure I’m British too, so it helps with the ‘British Humor’ too. Yes it’s sad because it’s about our heroic character that has been diagnosed with a tumor in his brain, but he doesn’t just want to sit around and feel like he’s disappearing before his own eyes. He wants to do things, adventures, 😂😂😂 sex on bean bags😂😂😂, and the best line that I actually quoted in twitter was “I’m being molested by an Orange creature with a personality disorder. Now I know what it feels like to be a woman locked in a room with Donald Trump.”! OMG😂😂😂😂👏👏👏👏
I was listening in bed with my ear plugs and my husband thought I was laughing in my sleep! I actually had to stifle laughing in so many chapters!! It’s just that kind of book!
Of course there are sad parts, but Nick just makes dying that will happen to all of us one day, another day of exciting happenings. I loved it!!
Please read/listen...you will never laugh so hard! And if you don’t laugh at a grief counselors ‘name’ you have no sense of humor🤣🤣 Recommended for all‼️‼️ 5+++++++stars 💋💋💋💋