A friend insisted I go see the movie. Haven't made it yet but did download the book. Very sympathetic characters, well portrayed
I'm waiting for the movie to come out on BluRay and I decided to listen to the audiobook in the meantime. What a treat! Good story, interesting characters, pleasant narration. I woud recommend!
It was very different than anything else I've listened to so I can't really compare it. I was very compelled by the story and the characters and never lost interest.
The one in which I finally found out what happened to set the whole thing in motion
The first time he realized it had been years not months since he had been away
I just finished listening to this audiobook and it was excellent. As always, I wanted to read the novel before seeing the movie, and I’m glad I did. From what I’ve heard, the movie changed several key elements of the book. What made this book so enjoyable was the terrific character development and wonderfully absurd dialogue. This novel is tragic, romantic and psychotic, all at once. And the Philadelphia Eagles, Kenny G and Southern New Jersey are all integral parts of the story. It’s unlike any book I’ve ever read, and it’s one I won’t soon forget.
The honesty and candor of the story written from the main character's perspective who is battling mental illness
Ray Porter read this novel capturing every emotion and nuance. He really conveyed the main character’s hopefulness, sadness, naivety and anger
I cannot answer that question as I have not seen the print edition.
the most memorable moment for me was when the lead character begins to unravel the mystery behind his dislike for Kenny G.
Porter did an array of voices, some with accents, very well. He brought the book to life.
Im not that creative.
A favorite book before movie read
Getting to know the main characteras a loving caring person, not a labeled or judged patient
An authentic New Jersey feel!
New Jersey Sunday Dancing
I would recommend this as it was an easy listen, pleasantly presented, and a storyline that was not so involved that it was distracting to an audio listener. The reader did a nice job.
I liked that the story was fast-paced and funny.
I highly reccomend this book. It was funny and sad-one minute ur laughing and the next ur crying. So good is all I can say.
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I listened to The Silver Linings Playbook twice - once on my own and a second time with my husband. Our lives have both been touched by mental illness, and we like to read books that address this strange and complicated subject. Normally we listen to non-fiction, but we made an exception for The Silver Linings Playbook. Written in funny first-person perspective, this book takes you into the mind of Pat, who is trying to rebuild his life after a stay in a mental institution. Pat will make you laugh out loud.
Ray Porter brings the character of Pat to life. If I had just read the book, I probably would have imagined Pat to be sullen and morose. Porter's version of Pat is delightfully optimistic, honest and funny.
I highly recommend this book. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because the plot is a bit over-simplified. Don't get me wrong - the plot is great - but it isn't going to win any prestigious literary awards. It reads like a book that was written to be made into a movie. And what a wonderful coincidence! It HAS been made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. So buy this book today, enjoy the listen, and plan to see the movie in November.