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Are You Lonesome Tonight? | [Mishka Shubaly]

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Two-time best-selling Kindle Singles author Mishka Shubaly is back with a dark, intimate, fascinating story of love, hope, and human connection... gone horribly, horribly awry.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Mishka Shubaly might have found musical expression with his band Freskills, but he found his literary voice with his best-selling, autobiographical Kindle Singles. These mesmerizing episodes chronicle Shubaly's many years of recklessness and substance abuse that preceded his sobriety. Because Shubaly performs his stories himself in his worldly, weather-worn voice, the listener feels an added intimacy with the writer, who wears his heart on one sleeve and humor and humility on the other. Are You Lonesome Tonight? examines the fine line between addiction and love. This true story of infatuation gone bonkers belongs in the annals of audio's most gripping modern romances.

Publisher's Summary

Two-time best-selling Kindle Singles author Mishka Shubaly is back with a dark, intimate, fascinating story of love, hope, and human connection... gone horribly, horribly awry.

©2012 Mishka Shubaly (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer IA, USA 08-27-14
    Amazon Customer IA, USA 08-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "found a new author"

    Should have written this review when I read the story. It's been so long I can't comment on it specifically, but I do remember quite clearly what I did immediately after reading it. I googled the author and added all his other titles to my wish lists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    caroline 07-09-14
    caroline 07-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Hysterical telling of the dangers of social media"

    The story itself, if true, is very creepy stalker-esque. The author/narrator does an okay job. His voice is monotone, so no intonation during funny or sarcastic moments. He does crack a couple jokes that would be funnier if his voice was more interesting. The story is definitely funnier than probably intended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict 03-18-14
    AudioAddict 03-18-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Free, short and different...but not really good"

    STORY (personal memoir) - This is the story of a lonesome male songwriter who admits he has a miserable existence, highlighted by failed relationships and an addiction to alcohol and drugs. He begins an online relationship with a girl which lasts about a month. They share their deepest secrets and fantasies, and she even sends him nude photographs. They are both "damaged" individuals and seem bonded by their problems. He becomes totally obsessed with her and dreams of a real future together...until he meets her in person. I don't want to reveal too much in case you decide to listen to it, but I will say he is surprised by who she is and feels duped by her deception. Their relationship really goes downhill from that point. The whole story is about screwed-up people in a screwed-up relationship. Like I said, it's different. The ending is okay.

    PERFORMANCE - The author reads his own work and does an okay job. He has a very low voice which might be almost sexy if he were reading different material.

    OVERALL - It's not bad, but it's not good either. It's an easy listen with lots of sexual language, and it's pretty dark. This is a free download so it's worth the "money," but I don't know if it's worth the time (1:17).

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Itamar 03-21-14
    Itamar 03-21-14
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    "Nice little story"

    The story is nice but never reaches anywhere for my taste. its not bad but never got me hooked on wanting to know what was next.
    On the other hand it is short so it was nice overall.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-25-14
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 12-25-14 Member Since 2012

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Why does this have such a low rating?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...it was quick ad it was good...very real and its about something that happens every day!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Are You Lonesome Tonight??

    When he finds out who she really is....I kinda knew it...women are sneaky..I should know since I am one...lol


    What does Mishka Shubaly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He gives it life...and its believable...I like believable characters...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    HATE THIS QUESTION!!! Lets quit asking this please!


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this little short...I like stories that you can relate to, and this one, almost everyone can relate to...this should not have such a low star rating....its totally worth a listen! And I'm going to check out some more of this authors work...he has kind of a Jasinda Wilder vibe to me...and I like that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alysia Redondo Beach, CA, United States 12-15-14
    Alysia Redondo Beach, CA, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2012

    Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.

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    "WOW! No Way!"

    What a crazy story? Wow! I didn't see the ending coming at all. I thought the writing was good and the story was interesting. The narrator did a good job but I have to say there was something missing for me. The story was just a shocker and there was a bit of substance missing. But a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hickory, NC, United States 11-26-14
    Amazon Customer Hickory, NC, United States 11-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A dark little love story"

    So, I think I would have liked this more if it was a true story and someone was kind of willing to bare their soul with it. As it stands, as a work of fiction, it was interesting in a dark and twisted kind of way. It was a nice diversion as I was doing some light housekeeping.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PKsweets CA 08-23-14
    PKsweets CA 08-23-14 Member Since 2004

    A reader from day 1 now a listener too! Remember honesty in a review does help you decide, even if you don't agree!

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    "Interesting....."
    Would you listen to Are You Lonesome Tonight? again? Why?

    Yes, want to hear it again to pick up clues.....related to the ending!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Modern, current examples of the singles scene and the weaving of social media into it....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The surprise at the end.....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dating 2.0


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 04-19-14
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 04-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Valentine's Day Freebie"

    This was a Valentine's Day freebie from audible - it took me awhile to get to it, but it was worth the wait!

    I liked this short story about a stalker. It was pretty clear from the outset where this was heading, but that did not detract from the story. I liked his comparison of the stalker to a disease like herpes; the stalker flared up from time to time, and although there was relief when she was gone, there was the underlying knowledge that she never went away.

    The author narrated his own book, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it worked well. Not all authors can be narrators, but he was easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Texas mom 04-15-14
    Texas mom 04-15-14
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    "Not my kind of story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This story is full of nasty talking. I do not like to listen to such crude talk, didn't get very far into this book and deleted it off my phone.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Tale of Two Cities


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mishka Shubaly’s performances?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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