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.
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.
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.
A reader from day 1 now a listener too! Remember honesty in a review does help you decide, even if you don't agree!
Yes, want to hear it again to pick up clues.....related to the ending!
Modern, current examples of the singles scene and the weaving of social media into it....
The surprise at the end.....
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.
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.
The Tale of Two Cities
I enjoyed Shubaly's metaphors -- they were overblown at times, but nonetheless both fresh and descriptive.
There is no one to like in this story!
It's a creepy story. It definitely gave me some goose bumps.
This is a fast "listen" and worth the time. There is nothing likable about any of these untruthful, shallow, and self-absorbed characters, but nonetheless the writing and the story stay with me. I enjoyed Shubaly's narration, too. My favorite passage was toward the end, when he described videos of cuckoo behavior.
It's not very long, so its not like you'll wast days. It's very self indulgent, it starts out sounding smart but towards the end I felt like I'm listening to a chick moan about her crazy X for hours at end. If what this guys wrote is true, it's an amazing story to listen to over drinks; not really good enough to write a book about. But it's a good story; he tells it well and it is short so it's fine.
Wasn't profound, although I think that's what he was going for. It's fine. He went on a bit.
He tells it well, he really gives life to the moments where he talks about loneliness and the angry bits really come alive. Done well.
Yes I would say so. It's short so it's not days out of your life, otherwise I would say no.
It's not profound, don't be fooled. It's entertaining, the narrator delivers it well, but it's a good bar story.
I didn't like his voice it hurt my ears. His performance was ruined by his voice.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
The best answer to all those unrealistic romances you've read: Messed up in all the right ways.
Maybe it's just not for me. I find it hard to believe that the man in this story is supposed to be 32 years old. It reads like a shallowed and cliched view of how relationships have evolved through our online tools, and sadly, how we have not.
I didn't know what I was getting into when I started listening. I was pleasantly surprised and found it a very fun story. Overall, just fun.
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