I have never read the actual book,I hope its as good as this narration of the book.
I love Charlie his observations were so spot on.
He did a really great job bringing Charlie and this book to life. Listening to this book was not listening to someone reading a book. He brought the book and its characters to life.
Noah does such a great job narrating this book that you think you are listening to a movie.
Very compelling story. It was realistic but so insightful. I really liked the narration because it brought out the nuances of the characters. It will be one of the most memorable books I have heard.
Every character is filtered through Charlie, using minimal dialogue but some key phrases that are evocative of human development--that is, it's in understanding the multiple meanings behind a turn of phrase that we grow up and become less naive about things. However, because this is the way phrases are used, as devices to say something about adolescence in a white liberal American suburb, they do little to flesh out the characters.
IT WAS EXCELLENT! He is really good at imitating the voices of the different characters in dialogues. He brings out the sense of tone, mood, and setting by taking full advantage of the author's pauses and ironic gestures in addition to character voices.
I saw the movie 1st, a few years ago... and now I know that the movie held true to the book! I was not disappointed with anything about this narration! It may be one I would listen to again (or read if I ever have the time)!
one of the most endearing main characters. Writen from the standpoint of a freshman in high school, but he asks questions that we all ponder. He has a honesty about him that we all could learn from.
Charlie is an extremely sweet and loveable character. He is narrated expertly and with tenderness by Noah Galvin. It feels at times less mature and at others much more insightful than other coming of age books. It is extremely intimate and spoke to me, having entered high school in the mid 90s myself. There is nothing deeper here. No subtext. No analysis needed. Just a sweet story. Read this and then rent the movie.
Many years ago I did just what I've always been advised against. I judged a book by its cover. It was this book. The 11th printing. The pages were soft and made a great wispy sound when turned. I sat in a now abandoned Borders, Books, and Music, sipped my coffee once, and the next thing I new I was three quarters of the way through this book. My iced coffee had separated into melted layers by now and a different array of people were around me in the cafe than when I started reading. I then purchased this book and went home to immediately finish it. It's one of those books that puts your life in perspective. I then purchased (over time) several dozen copies of this book and distributed them to friends and acquaintances and anyone really who told me they liked to read. I even met the author a few times before he moved to California. It never surprised me that he gained a cult following and I was so happy he was finally able to make it into a film. The book touched my life and helped me through difficult times as I went through life. If you've ever felt like you're alone, or not quite like everyone else I highly encourage you to read or listen to this book. I honestly cannot recommend it enough. I only wish that there were more letters and more insight. That I could follow Charlie through his life to make sure he still feels infinite now and again.
I have always found it hard to sit down and read a book, because I have a very small form of dyslexia. So, instead of reading I listen! :)
I LOVED IT!
Its really similar to a lot of John Green's books...
No, I havent listened to Noah Galvin's other performances but I would like to! He really captured every ones' expressions with his voice
Listening to this book was a breeze, and actually quite soothing. Yes, it talks about this kid that has a bunch of issues, but the book brings you to realization that not everyone has problems and even though their problems may not be as big as yours they are to them. and loving someone can be a good and bad thing at the every same time! and that is great too!
It gives an interesting perspective on the world and makes you feel happy and sad, I laughed a lot while listening to this book. but I also teared up sometimes!
Everyone will probably get a different perspective of this book, so here is mine! I LOVED IT!
B.T.W. (By The Way) there is a movie! and it's also great!