I'm new to Audio-books and already hooked.
... not an easy road for any of us. I liked this book. Made me sad, yet comforted.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I've never read the print version but I can say with honesty, the the audio edition of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was meant to be listened to for human understanding, in its truest form.
The most memorable moments of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was the attempt of Herr Silverman to take his cell phone number and give it to Leonard. Leonard thought that he did not have any reason that he would need the number but he did put it in his pants pocket so that Herr Silverman would take his hand away that held the piece of paper. Another memorable moment was when Linda, what Leonard called his mother, came home from New York and with hands on her hips, yelled, I drove two hours to come home and I had twelve meetings that I had to cancel, so you had better have a dam good reason for me being here. I'm "listening," Leonard. You see, Leonard lived in New Jersey while his mother lived in New York as a designer and rarely came home. His father had fled the country for tax evasion and had never been heard from since. There are very memorable moments throughout the novel and I would say it's a must listen for everyone. The couple of moments I wrote about, when put into the context of Leonard's life, are powerful.
Noah Galvin did a great job with all of his characters, implementing all the variations of feelings. However, Leonard was my favorite.
The moment that moved me was when Leonard took the time and went back over his adolescence. He took the time to actually put all the puzzle pieces together. He finally knew, without question, that he was not responsible for what had happened to make him want to commit suicide. Acceptance that this was really the truth would take time but I think, that Leonard would eventually understand the real truth.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is only six hours in length which I read in one sitting. It was a poignant novel that did not require more or less time, all that needed to be said was said. I know that Leonard will one day have a wife and a daughter named, S. He will hold his head high and no longer think he has to ask for forgiveness because there was not anything that he needed to be forgiven for.
Love to write, love to read, love a great story
One of the best
The big reveal of the character's main motivation
Noah Galvin gave Leonard just the right amount of naivete and depth. It was enchanting
I actually pulled the car over so I could listen to the ending.
This book was thoughtful and enchanting. Leonard was so sweet and wounded I wanted to go out and hug every lost teenager I see. But that would be creepy.
This is a simple story of a troubled youth who is different and considering drastic measures. The plot has some parallels with "Ordinary People", but is far more riveting. All of the characters are extreme, yet they all remind us of people we know. The narration is among the best I've heard. If you are not moved by this story, you have no heart.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
dark,brutal, and genius
My heart was pounding at the moments where leonard had his pistol going to off his self.
He Narrated perks of being a wallflower, he has that innocence capturing teens with dark secrets.
so emotional and given where i was i fought the tears.
I wish more books were like this.
I spend a large amount of my income on books. I mean, a lot. Seriously. It's a problem.
There was too much going on. I couldn't focus on Leonard, and I really wanted to--he was a compelling character, but there were too many strings, too much to follow.
I like reading YA novels, and I especially like to try to find good male narrators.
The reader was fine. It wasn't him, it was the story.
I was just uncomfortable at the end. It was an unusual shift in the genre, at least in my experience, but it wasn't really handled well. I feel like the emotions were not given full breadth.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yes. The endibg. It is an important idea and every adult and teen needs to listen to it.
Yes. Skip the health-workers advice in future books
It is a must.
Totally credit proof.