We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks) Audiobook

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks)

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

©1990 Twin Peaks Productions, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (319 )
5 star
 (223)
4 star
 (76)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.5 (304 )
5 star
 (203)
4 star
 (70)
3 star
 (23)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.8 (308 )
5 star
 (271)
4 star
 (22)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Phillip Frangules 05-08-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Anonymous 07-15-17
    07-15-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C.S. 07-15-17
    C.S. 07-15-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James 05-31-17
    James 05-31-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sheryl Lee delivers an incredible performance"

    Sheryl Lee delivers an incredible performance of this incredibly well written disturbing and hunting book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Jersey City, NJ, United States 07-08-17
    Michael Jersey City, NJ, United States 07-08-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    55
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of the best TV tie-ins ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. For anyone who is a fan of the landmark TV series, this is a must-listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jennifer Lynch does an excellent job of bringing the voice of a troubled adolescent to authentic life. The book stands on it's own as a novel, apart from the TV series, which is rare for a TV tie-in.


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

    She convincingly ACTS the text -- she doesn't just narrate it. And Lee has intimate understanding of this character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hard to select just one moment. The ultimate "secret" here, as those who've seen the TV series know, is incest. It's a disturbing story, told with both drama and sensitivity.


    Any additional comments?

    When originally published, this was a New York Times bestseller.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    R. Padilla 06-30-17
    R. Padilla 06-30-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Phyreglow 06-29-17
    Phyreglow 06-29-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nebbie Cincinnati, Ohio United States 06-27-17
    Nebbie Cincinnati, Ohio United States 06-27-17 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TheOA 06-10-17
    TheOA 06-10-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anna Prehler 05-27-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.