©1994 Meg Tilly; (P)2007 Meg Tilly
"Sometimes creativity blesses twice....an impressive first novel." (Publishers Weekly)
I think Meg Tilly is as talented a writer as she is an actress. Singing Songs is a wonderful book. This true story is well written and draws you in from the beginning.
A fellow listener inclined to share my opinion on these productions. Maybe even inspire someone toward a powerful, or educational audiobook!
It kept me listening. It was interesting hearing it told from the mentality of the character based on her age. It makes it more impacting emotionally when she tells the gruesome details.
It ended abruptly. I am not sure to fix it, but am fairly sure a good writer could have ended it in a way not leaving a reader or listener wanting.
She brings all the proper inflection. It is a real treat to have the author read their iwn book.
Sure...as a Lifetime production. Lol Enjoy.
A book lover, photographer and a music lover from Finland.
I have 'Singing Songs' both as the book and the audiobook. It was a lot harder to listen to the story than it was to read. And while I hesitate to say I *enjoyed* listening to 'Singing Songs' (as the subject is a very painful one) I'm glad I did.
I've been singing the praises of the book/audiobook to all my friends. Yes, at times it's hard to read, but it's supposed to be. Child abuse is not a matter that anyone should be able to brush aside. I had to take breaks and give myself time to digest what I'd heard, but each time, I felt compelled to return to hear more of Anna's remarkable story.
Meg Tilly giving her own voice not only to the words but the heart as well makes this a very special audiobook.
While others seem gratuitously fake. Can a father really get away with kidnapping one of the kids at gunpoint?
So what happened to them?? Why leave gaping holes in the story?!
So much that I don't even know where to start. This book just went nowhere. It was like a piece out of the diary of a kid who had a really horrible life. Mildly interesting, but pointless. There was no resolution of any kind for any of the characters. Both of the parents were just so horrendous, with no reason given as to why. I would have liked to have had some back-story on the mom, it would have helped me understand the book a little.
I'm not sure.
Yes. I didn't like this story but I kinda' like the way she reads. I can't really say why, but I like her.
I like the way Ms. Tilly writes. It's simplistic and honest and really makes you feel for the characters. I just wish she constructed a better story.
I loved Gemma, but didn't love this one. I may give her another chance.
A story line with an ending.
The narrator was fine.
This book was useless. It was about a disfunctional family and would have been good if it had had an ending of some kind. I expected the kids to be taken away or the parents charged with child abuse or something. It just left off with no conclusive ending at all.
Meg Tilly brings the character Anna to life, not surprising considering the biographical nature of the work. The book is less a novel and more a collection of revealing stories about live in her chaotic family told in chronological order. Consequently, there isn't the usual climax of a novel. The end of the book is just another story that left me a bit dissatisfied. There is no denouement.
As in Meg Tilly's "Gemma" this story leaves the reader wondering how the story ends??????????? Great listen but a very disappointing ending.
I rate this as a 3 and not a 4 because it was just so graphic with the depictions of abuse. To be honest, though, I really had to listen to the whole thing. It was a compelling story, but the pathological acts of the adults were just too much to bear.
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