Disappearing Acts is a different kind of love story: frank and unsentimental, often uproariously funny, and graced throughout with moments of rare, hard-earned wisdom.
©1989 Terry McMillan; (P)1993 Penguin HighBridge Audio
One of my favorites by T. McMillan. I love this couple because the seems so authentic . there is very little humor in this novel but the story is so real that you have to laugh out loud at some of the irony. McMillan does an admirable job of laying out a black male's reasoning. at least I felt empathy for the brother.
I love to read! I love many genres.
I read this book years ago when I was a teen and fell in love with it then. Now I am back over 20 years later and this book is still one of my favorites. I love the point of view of each character and the conversational tone of each narrator. I love Zora and Franklin.
I love when they first met.
The scene when they first professed their love for one another.
Yes I laughed and cried during this book.
Absolutely not. Not if Terry McMillan is the narrator. I love her stories, but I don't want to hear her speak. She does not represent Zora well AT ALL. I want to emphasize how much I was displeased by this audiobook by stressing that this is my first review of a book on audible.com EVER. That's how strongly I disliked hearing her voice. I had to stop midway through.
I've always like how the chapters switch off from Franklin to Zora. You get an account/perspective of the same situation from two separate characters.
Terry McMillan's voice is too brash and aggressive. She gives too much attitude to Zora's character. Also, it seemed that only on Zora's part do I hear Terry McMillan moving and shifting around. I LOVE Disappearing Acts and have read it a million times in paperback and was hoping to be more drawn in by the voices and characters by hearing it through an audiobook. But Terry was the wrong choice as narrator. Franklin was fine. Strong yet vulnerable. I suppose I'll just rent the movie if I want to observe Franklin and Zora's interactions on another level.
The male character Franklin was fine. And he made sure to keep still and not shift around during his recording.
If you ever get Terry McMillian's 'Mama' on audible.com, PLEASE be sure that the author doesn't narrate this time. I'm sure Alfre Woodard or someone else is available.e
No. My learning style prefers audio book over reading. This is a personal preference. Terry McMillian and Avery Brooks are phenominal readers. I am so happy I chose to buy this book. I will definitely listen again and again.
The idea of loving someones true beauty and strength despite their faults, resonated for me in this story.
Talent!!!! you just need to hear them talk.
I laughed a lot and cried real tears.
This book is a must listen!!!!!
Yes I love Avery Brooks voice, for that reason I would consider another one of Terry's books.
I had read the book a long time ago and enjoyed it.
It aleay nice to hear an arthur read her own story... What can I say Avery voice is sexy, sexy and sexy!!!!!
It had a good story line and was really a good book
I enjoyed Terry and Avery narrating the story, made you wonder what was coming next and really made for good listening. It also made you feel like you were actually there standing in the room waiting to see how others were going to react to what was going on.
Their expression and passion in telling the story, it was just hard to put down, I had to read the book 2 times..
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