I would absolutely recommend this to a friend, many friends, in fact! I truly enjoyed the narration and story! I had wanted to see the film prior to listening to the book, but now I am not so sure as I do not want to be disappointed.
Hmmmm, I'm not sure that I would compare it to anything I have read, I mean it is a narritive and follows someone's journy, so I guess that makes it like many books I have read, but I really thought this story stood on it's own!
His narritive really felt real, like it was the main character talking and most of the book felt like we, the listener/reader was privy to his inner most thoughts and feelings.
It made me laugh and cry!! There is just enough humor and tenderness to keep the pages turning!
I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon
THE ABILITY TO RELY ON MY IMAGINATION. WAS A WONDERFUL CHANGE OF VENUE. READERS VOICE WAS VERY EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT WHEN HE CHANGED TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. ESP...THE ASIAN INVASION.
THE HONESTY OF THE 2 LEAD CHARACTERS COMPLEX LIVES AND HOW THEY INTERWOVE WITH EACH OTHER. LOVED PAT AND TIFFANY.
IMAGINATION, EXCITEMENT, ANTICIPATION WITH THE REAL ABILITY TO RELAX AND SIMPLY LISTEN TO A WONDERFUL BOOK.,WITHOUT EYE STRAIN.
WHAT YOU THINK IS DESTINY, MAY BE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE. WILL CONTINUE EAGERLY TO BUILD MY LIBRARY. THANK YOU!
This is a great read, or listen. The book gives you lots that the movie doesn't. I really enjoyed it!
This is one of those few times where the book is not necessarily better than the movie. From everyone I've talked to who have experienced both, you'll will probably like whichever one you saw or read first. I absolutely loved the movie, so I was disappointed to see how different the book is. Major plot lines are completely different. With that being said, the book was still a great listen. It was significantly darker and sadder than the movie, but still had moments that had me laughing. The narrator was fantastic in his portrayal of Pat Peeples, but did seem to have trouble with female voices. Overall, I would recommend this Audible book and really enjoyed it once I stopped comparing it to the movie.
The dance performance
Yes. And I could not wait to get back to listening. Very sad when it ended
I didn't read the print version.
It was very "real."
Cliff, for sure! Very interesting fellow. And a nice guy as well.
I did not watch movie and had no idea what it was about . i really got into the story
When he meets his therapist in his bus.
Say something about yourself!
I was quite fascinated by the transformation of this funny, sad, touching tale from book to movie. I thought Ray Porter hit just the right notes with each character. I found myself laughing out loud, and crying a bit. Just like during the movie.
I am always captivated by characters who endeavor to create a beautiful life for themselves, even though life hasn't done them any favors to begin with. I also loved the fact that Mathew Quick was able to bring out the humor in what is a difficult situatuion, showing that "funny" can be found just about anywhere, if you're willing to open your heart.
There is no particular scene that stands out for me, but I really loved the interactions between Pat and his psychiatrist (and fellow Eagles FANatic), Cliff. There was so much gentle wisdom there. I also liked the idea that, within ourselves, we can almost always find the right answer...if we just can quiet ourselves long enough to listen.
Obviously, the two main characters stand out for me. I especially loved Pat's sweetness, which keeps coming out despite people constantly misunderstanding him. You simply cannot stop yourself from rooting for him.
For fans of the movie, this book version offers a glimpse into the world of screen writing. It is really interesting to see how the book was a springboard for the film, yet the two are quite different.
I bought this book because 1) it was on sale and 2) another reviewer commented that it was the perfect companion to the movie. Even though the two versions differ, both are beautifully crafted, funny, and insightful.
For fans of books like TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, and BRIDGET JONES' DIARY. Oh, yeah...and also for fans of the Oscar-winning movie version.
I found interesting the perspective that the author gave of Pat Peoples. The story allowed me to understand Pat and gave detailed description of the characters involved in Pat's life.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to the book. I did not see the movie and would be interested in seeing how close it is to the book.