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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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    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 2013
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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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    Bearwife 04-10-14
    Bearwife 04-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A well done short story"
    What made the experience of listening to Are You Lonesome Tonight? the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed Shubaly's metaphors -- they were overblown at times, but nonetheless both fresh and descriptive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There is no one to like in this story!


    Which character – as performed by Mishka Shubaly – was your favorite?

    The narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's a creepy story. It definitely gave me some goose bumps.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zane United States, 1243 East 2nd street, Bloomington 03-10-14
    Zane United States, 1243 East 2nd street, Bloomington 03-10-14
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    "It's somewhat entertaining"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Wasn't profound, although I think that's what he was going for. It's fine. He went on a bit.


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

    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.


    Was Are You Lonesome Tonight? worth the listening time?

    Yes I would say so. It's short so it's not days out of your life, otherwise I would say no.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not profound, don't be fooled. It's entertaining, the narrator delivers it well, but it's a good bar story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    V. Assuncao NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, US 02-26-14
    V. Assuncao NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, US 02-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than I thought it would be"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Mishka Shubaly’s performances?

    I didn't like his voice it hurt my ears. His performance was ruined by his voice.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Saud 02-26-14
    Saud 02-26-14

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "One of the best misplaced love stories I've read"

    The best answer to all those unrealistic romances you've read: Messed up in all the right ways.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mitzie 04-05-14
    Mitzie 04-05-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "tedious"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    monkeypandapants Massachusetts 03-19-14
    monkeypandapants Massachusetts 03-19-14
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    "Wow."

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Ronald 03-13-14
    Mrs. Ronald 03-13-14
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    "disgusting language~"
    What was most disappointing about Mishka Shubaly’s story?

    The first minute I started listening the coarse language turned me off and so I turned the book off. I found something of a higher standard to listen to!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not worth the time to download. Even if it is offered for free!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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