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Lifeless and wrapped in plastic. This is how Sheryl Lee was first introduced as "Laura Palmer" in the cult television classic, Twin Peaks. Now, Sheryl returns to voice Laura's darkest secrets in the audiobook event that fans of the show have long awaited. Commissioned by series creators Mark Frost and David Lynch and written by Lynch's daughter, Jennifer - who was told she was one of "three air breathing mammals to know the identity of Laura's killer" - The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer became an integral part of the Twin Peaks canon.

The diary chronicles Laura's life from age 12 to her death at 17 and provides a harrowing backstory to the event that set the entire series in motion. In intimate diary entries, Laura goes from a happy and naïve tween to a tormented soul posing behind the phony smile of homecoming queen. Plagued by visions of a creepy man with long hair - a demonic presence she comes to know as "BOB" - Laura falls into a world of drug addiction, sexual promiscuity, and prostitution to escape. But as she's swallowed deeper and deeper into the abyss, Laura is forced to question the reality of who and what BOB really is.

With hidden Easter eggs, glimpses at the origins of principal characters, and clues to the identity of her eventual killer, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is required listening for diehard fans of the original show, and essential background for the 2017 revival.

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I love Twin Peaks!!!

As a fan of Twin Peaks and being so excited about the news season it was a special treat to listen to "The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer" read by the voice of Laura Palmer Sheryl Lee. I really loved it and if you are a fan of the show, you will love it too.

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Wrapped in plastic

As a newcomer to 'Twin Peaks' I hadn't read this novel when it came out so the audio recording was my introduction to Laura's diary. It's a very raw, dark story and a far cry from the quirkiness of the show (take this as a warning if necessary). Jennifer Lynch's writing is very strong and elevates what could have been a gimmick in other hands.

As to the narration, Sheryl Lee gives a very powerful performance as Laura, delivering a very emotional, harrowing and devastating experience for the listener. Her performance as BOB in particular is downright sinister. It's hard to listen to at times, which is a compliment to be talent.

One minor issue: Flipping to my Kindle version I noticed that at various points throughout the story the reader is informed that pages have been ripped from the diary. In the recording there are no indications that the diary has been tampered with. I imagine most people will miss out on this element just listening to the audio.

Small caveats aside, this is essential listening for 'Twin Peaks' completists.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A view into the transformation of Laura Palmer

The book is a very interesting insight into the world of Twin Peaks and the mind of Laura Palmer. The tone of the book (Laura's diary entries) progressively becomes darker and darker, all well captured by S.Lee's performance. Needless to say, the book is probably best suited for TP fans, as others may follow along the tragic story but may not enjoy in full the details of the story.

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Better than reading it yourself

Sheryl Lee's narration really brings Laura Palmer to life, especially the dialogue with Bob. It was a treat for a Twin Peaks fan who read it multiple times when it was originally released.

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  • Nebbie
  • Cincinnati, Ohio United States
  • 06-27-17

Fell down the rabbit hole with Laura.

Great reading by Sheryl Lee. Thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm a wreck! I think I was moody and ill tempored to everyone as I was listening to it.

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Amazing performance!

Sheryl Lee was born to be Laura Palmer. It is so out if this world to hear Lee reading the diary as Laura... since she was a little girl, until the end. Lee's interpretation of Bob gave me chills. Oh, Laura... Such a brief life full of fear and the evil that men do. Gone at just 17. I could not love Laura more, thanks to Sheryl Lee's complete surrender to Laura. Thank you, Sheryl, for being the vehicle. And Jennifer Lynch is just a modern mix of the ennui found in Plath and Dickinson, with the wonder and transparency a girl like Laura would have. Beautiful poetry. Definitely a MUST for any Twin Peaks fan!

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Very well read by Sheryl Lee!

Very well read by Sheryl Lee! She sounds just like 12 year old in the beginning.

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50 Shades Of Bob

A young Jennifer Lynch takes you on a dark sad journey. Sheryl Lee reprises her role as Laura Palmer perfectly.

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Laura Palmer is alive...

Sheryl Lee once again breathes life into the troubled girl, Laura Palmer. A masterful performance of the character's innermost thoughts and tribulations. This book is the bridge that joins the series 'Twin Peaks' And the film, 'Fire Walk With Me'. This work is a must have for any Twin Peaks fan who loves to dwell in those dark woods, where the owls are not what they seem.

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The Secret Diary We've All Been Wanting To Read.

A Tremendous performance made by the always wonderful Sheryl Lee with the addition of the powerful writing of Jennifer Lynch.

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