In this musical romantic comedy, with actors, singers, and full orchestra, meet Emily who may or may not be with the right guy. She gets plenty of time to wonder about him as he haunts the pub where she works. Meet Ben, a twenty-something teacher who may one day find the courage to approach the miraculous beauty studying at the back of that pub. And meet Pablo, the handsome and awkward Spaniard, an unlikely hero who puts the pub back in post-puberty-based musical romantic comedies.
This charming and witty AudioMusical™ was written by the creator and musical director of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist on Comedy Central.
©2015 Thomas F. F. Snyder (P)2015 Thomas F. F. Snyder
Fun and engaging story with terrific writing and great singing! Loved the plot and characters and music. Witty and clever and all-around enjoyable!
The narration really brought each character to life!
This had me laughing out loud and really caring about what would happen with the characters.
Definitely recommend for a fun entertaining enjoyable listen!
Straddling two millenniums.Because of his love of Music and Technology the author of this book is able to straddle both the old and new millennium.
This is a new breed of book.
Both. Snyder's comfort with exploring emotion powerful.
Part of me would like to live in the world created by Snyder.
Yes, and I actually have already gone back and listened to parts because I wanted to be able to SING ALONG! with the characters. Because the dialogue (the context of why they're singing) leading up the songs is right there to hear, I was able to play some of my favorite songs for friends... and my mother... and they understood what was happening without me explaining.
Maybe Pablo. He had so much energy.
Oddly enough, Dirk and Antoinette's songs made me laugh-out-loud, they really tickled my fancy, but there were other more musical songs that I sang along with, too. Loved the roommate's song, too.
The fight scene was very good. And Antoinette's realizations.
The elbow cancer anxiety was funny, and I also loved the stats and facts. I feel like I LEARNED!
I really enjoyed all the characters - very believable and sympathetic - and the story was romantic and absorbing. The songs were a plus, and an ingenious use of audiobook format!
I would listen to 'Is Anyone All Right' again just for the songs and the accents. Do you like Richard Rogers? Then you will like this. The songs stay with you after the credits.
The 'Aha' moment when I began to wonder just who was falling for whom.
Michael does a nice job making the story flow from song to dialog and back.
I want to take Ben out to dinner and give him a good talking-to.
Mr. Snyder has perfectly captured the romantic feel of some of the classic musicals by combining lush, melodic arrangements with clever lyrics. The songs reveal some of the thoughts and feelings that nicely round out the characters and bring the story to life.
Though the story is extremely well written, since it incorporates musical elements into the story line, one could not get the full effect from a print version. I was especially blown away by the performance of the narrator and vocal stylings of the vocalists.
I definitely identified with Ben's character. Brilliant, and a bit eccentric. Quick to cite endearing and admirable qualities in others, but not so much in himself. I enjoyed his hilarious bouts with hypochondria, and the witty banter shared between he and Pablo.
I am a fan of audio books, but I usually have to take them in small, digestible doses. This book, however, was like listening to an old friend in a quaint coffee shop. I finished the entire book in the course of one afternoon. Mr. Langsner has a natural ease and fluidity of speech. I felt very calm, comfortable and entertained by the narration.
The bar you'll never want to leave.
I hope Tom Snyder continues this unique legacy of audio book/musical fusion writing. I am currently having a second listen to this book. I cannot emphasize how impressed I am with the innovative idea of introducing musical numbers into an audio book. It reminds me of the Old Time Radio dramas that I grew up with.
"A light hearted romantic musical that sure to tickle your funny bone and put a smile on your face."
Funny, entertaining, endearing, and the perfect ending. A light hearted romance for, well, anyone.
The music was especially good. It gave the listener a nice little reprieve to just sit back, relax and and enjoy the song without concentrating on the storyline for fear of missing something important. The timing was perfect. I could see this or others by Thomas F. F. Snyder as a series or podcast.
I'm listening for the third time and yet keep expecting the story to continue. The characters are friends and left me wanting more. Funny, clever, sweet--my commute flies by in the best of company.
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