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All the Ways to Say I Love You

Narrated by: Judith Light
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
4 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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A brilliant and emotional performance. Having Judith Light perform as Mrs. Johnson really brings the character to life. You can relate to her, you understand her, you want to hear her story. Judith's performance is incredible and captivating!

- Brittany M., Audible listener

About the Performer

Judith Light is an acclaimed actress whose career has been distinguished by her powerful performances in daytime dramas, primetime sitcoms, and the New York stage, where she won two Tony Awards. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the soap opera, One Life to Live, before being cast opposite Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza in the popular sitcom Who's the Boss? from 1984 to 1992. Recurring roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, and Transparent followed. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Light is a prominent LGBT, HIV and AIDS activist whose advocacy efforts were honored with the Vision Award at the 1998 GLAAD Media Awards. She and her husband, Robert Desiderio, were presented with the Making A Difference Award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation in 2006.

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🎭👩🏼‍🏫✍️👄💋Great monologue🌪 🤰🏼⚖️🎭

This is a terrific short one-woman play consisting of one long monologue. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever heard; it sounds like a witness or accused participant giving a deposition at first, then you think you see what’s happened and think you know where it’s headed, then there’s a shocking twist you didn’t see coming, and you find yourself exclaiming aloud, oh my God! Of course! Judith Light’s performance is mesmerizing, perfect, just spot-on. My only quibble is that I very much wished it was longer. It felt like the narrative was building to an Evil Eye type ending that never came. I wanted to find out for sure who the teenaged girl was talking to and laughing with on her cell phone at the end—and now I’ll never know! But I do suspect, and I guess that was the playwright’s goal all along, to lure us into the same sense of creeping dread that the main character feels.

Don’t use a credit for this; it’s not worth a full credit because it’s just too short. But it is well worth the $5-6 cash price. I will be listening to this one again.

Skip the inane interview at the end. As other reviewers have noted, it’s a needless love fest between actor and director all about the alleged greatness of forgotten and forgettable old television series Who’s the Boss.

Grade: A

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Way too short--less than an hour

What disappointed you about All the Ways to Say I Love You?

Good story, perfectly performed by Judith Light.

It is not the length of time it says it is. The story is less than 50 minutes and then it is a question and answer with Judith Light. She is amazing but not what I was looking to spend my money or credits on.

20 of 26 people found this review helpful

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5 stars all around! Judith Light is incredible!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. This book, or play rather, touches on so many relatable topics ( love, lust, sex, lies, the state of our country, marriage, etc.), and I think that there is definitely at least one, if not more, take-aways from this play that someone listening could relate to.

What other book might you compare All the Ways to Say I Love You to and why?

I don't have anything off the top of my head that I could relate this solo performance and story to. It is a great book about guilt and trying to overcome guilt with talking yourself into believing things are okay.

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

A brilliant and emotional performance. Having Judith Light perform as Mrs. Johnson really brings the character to life. You can relate to her, you understand her, you want to hear her story. Judith's performance is incredible and captivating!

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

Yes, I did. I listened to it quickly within an hour and a half to two hours. I wanted to hear her story so much that I could not shut it off. Initially, when the story started, I wasn't expecting it to take the turn that it did. But once she spoke about how her relationship developed with Tommy, I couldn't push pause!

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend listening to this audiobook! It is powerful, it is relatable, it deals with real life issues, and there is something for everyone in this story. If you don't listen to it for the story-line (which you should because it is great), listen to it to hear Judith Light's amazing performance. She will have you captivated!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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She’s The Boss!

Judith Light’s performance was amazing and incredibly engaging.

Really enjoyed the interview as well. Offered great insight into Judith’s career.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great to revisit a great performance

I saw the play two years ago at MCC. Judith Light was magnificent in the one-woman play and my attention never wavered from start to finish. It's great that many people can share that experience to a certain degree through this audiobook. Yes, it's short. It was a little under 1 hour when I saw it and is the same here, but the storytelling is just so mesmerizing that it barely matters. It doesn't drag and you get what you need to understand what the character is going through on a quite personally level.

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2 thumbs down

Not a book I would recommend. Struggle to finish. Judith sounded forced and acting the whole time


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Great Title Promises much more than it delivers!

I wasted a credit on a story that was not very original and certainly did not live up to the spectacular possibilities of its title! And do not get me started on the one hour interview of chapter two—which was a gushing, pointless review of Light’s career starting with Who’s The Boss as.an unsung feminist masterpiece! Judith Light is a great actress but this work was so predictable and truly just skated the surface of a subject that would yes make her a pariah! But that was not explored, just a rather predictable shallow presentation of one of the most societally shunned things a person can do! Honestly Is this the best Audible can do with its new theatre series?

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Powerful story

This was a powerful play and Judith Light's Audio performance was gripping. Her anguish, frustrations and regrets came at me just as powerfully as if she was on stage in front of me.

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Great performance

Judith Light delivers a layered eye opening portrayal of a tormented woman. Really good stuff here. Strong, sexy, smart and honest.

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book good but but after wasted my time

thought it was several chapters long bit it was only one chapter and shameless promotions

0 of 2 people found this review helpful