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The Silver Linings Playbook Audiobook

The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki.

When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. Then, Pat meets clinically depressed widow Tiffany, who offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife - provided he agrees to a secret contract that includes giving up football and performing in the next Dance Away Depression competition.

©2008 Matthew Quick; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio

What the Critics Say

"This offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Liisa 05-14-13
    Liisa 05-14-13

    I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon

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    "SPECTACULAR AUDIBLE EXPERIENCE.,BETTER THAN MOVIE"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silver Linings Playbook the most enjoyable?

    THE ABILITY TO RELY ON MY IMAGINATION. WAS A WONDERFUL CHANGE OF VENUE. READERS VOICE WAS VERY EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT WHEN HE CHANGED TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. ESP...THE ASIAN INVASION.


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE HONESTY OF THE 2 LEAD CHARACTERS COMPLEX LIVES AND HOW THEY INTERWOVE WITH EACH OTHER. LOVED PAT AND TIFFANY.


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

    IMAGINATION, EXCITEMENT, ANTICIPATION WITH THE REAL ABILITY TO RELAX AND SIMPLY LISTEN TO A WONDERFUL BOOK.,WITHOUT EYE STRAIN.


    If you could rename The Silver Linings Playbook, what would you call it?

    WHAT YOU THINK IS DESTINY, MAY BE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE. WILL CONTINUE EAGERLY TO BUILD MY LIBRARY. THANK YOU!

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    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13
    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Always better than the movie!"

    This is a great read, or listen. The book gives you lots that the movie doesn't. I really enjoyed it!

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    Jessica 05-10-13
    Jessica 05-10-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Nothing Like the Movie"

    This is one of those few times where the book is not necessarily better than the movie. From everyone I've talked to who have experienced both, you'll will probably like whichever one you saw or read first. I absolutely loved the movie, so I was disappointed to see how different the book is. Major plot lines are completely different. With that being said, the book was still a great listen. It was significantly darker and sadder than the movie, but still had moments that had me laughing. The narrator was fantastic in his portrayal of Pat Peeples, but did seem to have trouble with female voices. Overall, I would recommend this Audible book and really enjoyed it once I stopped comparing it to the movie.

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    EJT CT 05-10-13
    EJT CT 05-10-13 Member Since 2016

    book guru

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    "Love LOVE LOVE"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silver Linings Playbook to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silver Linings Playbook?

    The dance performance


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Great!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. And I could not wait to get back to listening. Very sad when it ended


    Any additional comments?

    Soooooooo Goooood!

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    Carolyn Voorhees, NJ, United States 04-30-13
    Carolyn Voorhees, NJ, United States 04-30-13
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    "Pretty good book!!"

    I enjoyed listening to it! It had some very pensive moments!!!! I would recommend this book to someone else!

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    Corena Nashville, IL, United States 04-28-13
    Corena Nashville, IL, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "It was just missing something..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Silver Linings Playbook to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very "real."


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope.


    If you could take any character from The Silver Linings Playbook out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Cliff, for sure! Very interesting fellow. And a nice guy as well.


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    Teri Bremerton, WA, United States 04-25-13
    Teri Bremerton, WA, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I did not watch movie and had no idea what it was about . i really got into the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silver Linings Playbook?

    When he meets his therapist in his bus.


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    Annie M. 04-23-13
    Annie M. 04-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Listened to it after the movie--loved both!"
    Would you listen to The Silver Linings Playbook again? Why?

    I was quite fascinated by the transformation of this funny, sad, touching tale from book to movie. I thought Ray Porter hit just the right notes with each character. I found myself laughing out loud, and crying a bit. Just like during the movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am always captivated by characters who endeavor to create a beautiful life for themselves, even though life hasn't done them any favors to begin with. I also loved the fact that Mathew Quick was able to bring out the humor in what is a difficult situatuion, showing that "funny" can be found just about anywhere, if you're willing to open your heart.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is no particular scene that stands out for me, but I really loved the interactions between Pat and his psychiatrist (and fellow Eagles FANatic), Cliff. There was so much gentle wisdom there. I also liked the idea that, within ourselves, we can almost always find the right answer...if we just can quiet ourselves long enough to listen.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Silver Linings Playbook and why?

    Obviously, the two main characters stand out for me. I especially loved Pat's sweetness, which keeps coming out despite people constantly misunderstanding him. You simply cannot stop yourself from rooting for him.


    Any additional comments?

    For fans of the movie, this book version offers a glimpse into the world of screen writing. It is really interesting to see how the book was a springboard for the film, yet the two are quite different.

    I bought this book because 1) it was on sale and 2) another reviewer commented that it was the perfect companion to the movie. Even though the two versions differ, both are beautifully crafted, funny, and insightful.

    For fans of books like TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, and BRIDGET JONES' DIARY. Oh, yeah...and also for fans of the Oscar-winning movie version.

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    Ivana Sheboygan, WI, United States 04-17-13
    Ivana Sheboygan, WI, United States 04-17-13
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    "Good insight into the mind of a character like Pat"
    What did you love best about The Silver Linings Playbook?

    I found interesting the perspective that the author gave of Pat Peoples. The story allowed me to understand Pat and gave detailed description of the characters involved in Pat's life.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I enjoyed listening to the book. I did not see the movie and would be interested in seeing how close it is to the book.

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    Cathy 04-17-13
    Cathy 04-17-13
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    "Quite a different story line"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was okay as I was on a long drive so kept me entertained. The story line was quite different. Much of the story was redundant. The character had the same routine every day so we had to listen to him do the same thing over and over. And the football chant got old.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure. I think I was disappointed because of the hype saying this was good. I was expecting much better. Maybe if my expectations were not so high I would have liked it better.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to this person reading before but I thought he did a good job for the story he had to work with.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It is a movie and after listening to the book I can not imagine a movie. What would it be constant workouts and running and Eagles chant. No I do not want to go see this now.


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