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Meryl

Cumberland, ME, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Skippy Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Paul Murray
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber, Fred Berman, Clodagh Bowyer, and others
    Overall
    (1431)
    Performance
    (839)
    Story
    (849)

    This touching and uproarious novel by author Paul Murray made everyone’s best fiction of 2010 lists, including The Washington Post, Financial Times, Village Voice, and others. Why Skippy dies and what happens next is the mystery that links the boys of Dublin’s Seabrook College (Ruprecht Van Doren, the overweight genius obsessed with string theory; Carl, the teenager drug dealer and borderline psychotic; Philip Kilfether, the basketball-playing midget) to their parents and teachers in ways that no one could have imagined.

    Laura says: "Funny, touching, entertaining"
    "So well narrated but not "uproariously funny""
    Overall

    I loved how well this book was narrated by a cast of excellently chosen readers. Great way to present a book in audio form.

    I felt that the first half of the book had a lot of humor and I often laughed out loud while listening.

    However, midway through, this book turned extremely dark. Almost too dark for my taste. It was not easy to listen to and I had trouble going on.

    Curiousity got the better of me and I endured to the end. This book is not for the faint hearted. Very dark, haunting.

    A lot to consider and I'm glad my teenage years are far behind me.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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