If it wasn't for the great narrator performance I wouldn't finished the book. The premise of a teenager writing letters to a stranger didn't convince me, and although I enjoyed some of the passages, overall I didn't think the plot was strong enough.
warm, lyrical, tangible
Charlie shares his life and his world in a way that is both down-to-earth and timeless. If you were young in the 90s you can certainly go back there, but that infinite feeling between friends transcends a specific time and place. I have seen myself again and again in the situations Charlie describes.
Noah is an incredible narrator, bringing life and emotion to the words without running away with the story.
This book made me smile. A lot. It made me cry. It made me want to call my friends and tell them about things I remember about the times we were infinite and the times we fought and the times we all cried, together.
An absolute must for any age. It will do your 15-year-old soul, with all it's torn notebook pages and snippets of song lyrics, good.
anything you can do, i can do bitter
the reader's voice lends the character the requisite youth, innocence, and sustained self-exploratory tone throughout this emotionally searing piece
the delivery of the first person letter structure of this book is highly unusual, but incredibly well executed. the dramatic reveal at the end is delivered with heartbreaking honesty.
the description of the bad acid trip and its aftermath was amazing
my daughter recommended this book to me as a late century Catcher in the Rye, which is a lofty comparison. there are similarities in that it tells the story of a misunderstood and damaged young man coming to understand how broken he is. i was surprised at how impressed i was with the story and it's narration. it was definitely well worth the listen.
After watching the film, I was very interested in reading the book and enjoyed it very much as well. The story is compelling and the narrator did a fantastic job.
I haven't read the print version.
I guess I'd pick John Green's works, as both contain a nice balance of humor and drama. Chbosky's work is quieter, though.
I love Galvin's audio performances! It's so nice to hear an actual teenager read teen narrators, and he is also very versatile with the other characters despite having a very distinct natural voice.
Both! Not sobbing, but i was definitely emotionally affected both happily and sadly.
I love how the drama of each characters lives unfolds slowly and subtly... it makes for a huge payoff, particularly with Charlie.
Wasn't sure i would like reading about this young boy's life, but it sounded intriguing, and it was. I recommend it
Very much enjoyed this audiobook which my niece recommended. I particularly appreciated the narrator who does a GREAT job with all of the voices including the female voices, which I found very impressive. The coming of age story is emotionally moving and unique enough to hold the attention of an adult. Not my usual fare but satisfying and a really great performance by the narrator. Highly recommended for teenagers and young adults.
Audible books keep me from having full blown conversations with my dogs during the day!
The reader is great!! Unfortunately the book is very dark and depressing.
My 17 year old daughter and I took a long road trip visiting universities. She chose this book. The description sounded like a fun teen type story. However the book concentrates on suicide, family violence, teen sex, gay sex, assaults, drugs, and depression.Although my daughter loved it, I wanted to jump out of the car to get away!
R. Allen Freeman
Yes, I have recommend this audiobook to many of my friends.
The story is fun and it seem very real a modern story it's not hard to imagine this
story in real life.
The fight between Patrick and his boyfriend, It saddened me profoundly I cried.
He was very easy to listen to his voice is pleasant.
Patricks fight with is boyfriend and Charlie's realization about his aunt.
The movie was very good but like most movies it wasn't as good as the book.
This audiobook was very good it was fun I was sad when I finished it. Also at the
end I was Evan more worried for Charlie as I was in the beginning I found myself
caring for him.