Walter Mitty is off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz!

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

★★☆☆☆

 

Let’s cut to the chase. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is grand. It’s the real life of Walter Mitty that is so dull. He is just daydreaming. He is so disconnected with his real life that he goes to tralalaland.

 

For the narration, Ben Stiller is amazing. The audiobook runs for less than 15 minutes with a tiny interview with Ben Stiller at the end. I actually had to listen to the book twice since I got confused with the sudden change of settings. One minute, Walter is a pilot, next his wife is nagging at him.

 

For a short listen, I could say it wasn’t a waste of time. It was ok, but I am sure in a few days, I will forget all about this. But I am curious on how the movie adaptation will work, since I am pretty certain that the movie will not just run for a mere fifteen minutes.

 

Do I recommend this book? Sure, why not? It’s free.