This book was warm and fuzzy without really meaning to be. It expanded my consciousness about how mental illness can manifest within each of us. We're all a little crazy!
Anyone who has ever struggled to fight their own demons, or who has found themselves wrongly marginalized based on faulty assumptions, will be able to relate to this lovely story and the strong characters in it.
Ray Porter's narration is pitch perfect, and the writing isn't bad either - great character studies. Recommended!
The film does not do this book justice.
This was one of the best books I have ever listened to. The story was amazing!
This audiobook ranks at 3.
This audiobook was so different from anything else I have listened to it is hard to find a comparison. However, the closest similarity is Charles Martin "When Crickets Cry".
I really liked his overall performance. He kept each character separate by slightly changing his tone and pitch. Porter made each character stand apart.
I would take the main character Pat Peoples out to dinner. He was disconnected from reality to the point that he was willing to think his wife still loved him and wanted to be married to him. Through it all he saw the glass half full.
I have already recommended this book to many friends, because it's great. It must be listened to, because reading it will not be as fun.
I liked the narrator best.
I like the scenes with the psychiatrist the best.
The main character is the most memorable, because you get to hear what is going on in his head, which seems fairly normal.
Listen to this book, don't read it, and don't go to see the movie first. The movie does not really represent the book accurately. The movie does a disservice to the book.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
I am so glad I read this book before I saw the movie - they are night and day! I am amazed at the differences. I really loved everything about this audiobook. The writing is excellent, and the narrator makes it all so real. The author does an amazing job developing his characters - you really feel like you know them. The story has so many twists and turns as it unfolds that it's easy to lose yourself in.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
I bought this book when the movie first came out, but didn't get around to seeing the movie at all. Frankly, I wasn't expecting much. But I got a tremendous listen!
The narration by Ray Porter is just perfection. As "Pat," Porter accurately reads Quick's prose as if it was his own words and thoughts. Magnificent! More importantly, this book offers a portrait of mental illness; a warm love story between two fragile people; an accurate depiction of a classic dysfunctional family; takes you on a wonderful ride with passionate fans of a pro football team; and in addition, provides an insider's view of a relationship between a therapist and patient.
It is a great story . . . not one that is overtly sappy or sexual. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and really, don't think I'll ever need to see the movie.
Probably not... Just wasn't a fan.
Be more cautious of the books I get.
Like I said in the headline, I liked the book more than the movie, but that isn't saying much.
I really enjoyed the audio version of the story since the character Pat did the narration of the story. It felt like he was just sharing a personal experience rather than narrating a book.
I enjoyed all the characters...each flawed in their own way. I would have to say that Pat's mother quickly became my favorite character in the book because she was really the main support behind Pat and the glue that kept the family together.
Great story. I really like how the Eagles chant and just being an Eagles fan was woven through the story, as is was such an important part of the People's life.
Fantastic job voicing the different parts. Make the story really come alive.
The Asian invasion (and Cliff).
I was skeptical of listening to this, only because it had been recently been made a movie and the trailers didn't put it in a light as something I would enjoy. I was wrong. I was hooked pretty quickly. Great story and a great performance.
I first saw the Silver Linings Playbook movie and loved it. Of course books are always better than movies so I just had to buy the novel. I wasn't disappointed! The narration is great! I would and have recommended this book to all of my friends!