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The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks) Audiobook

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks)

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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.

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    Phillip Frangules 05-08-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Willard 05-19-17
    Willard 05-19-17 Member Since 2016
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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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    Scott Ryan 05-05-17
    Scott Ryan 05-05-17
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    Would you listen to The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks) again? Why?

    I will listen to this recording for ever. It is the perfect companion to the series. Watch episode 1-7 then listen to the diary before you watch episode 8. Sheryl Lee was amazing. We cover this recording in our magazine The Blue Rose. We have an interview with Jennifer Lynch who wrote the book in Issue #2


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The way Laura Palmer goes from child to woman is so well done. Her excitement in the beginning makes you feel that everything will be ok, then things turn so horribly wrong. Jennifer Lynch writes so well.


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

    Sheryl Lee doesn't read this book, she acts it. She made me cry, laugh and be scared to death. I don't know how she did it. I am so excited to get to cover this performance in our Twin Peaks magazine, The Blue Rose. We are hoping to get to interview her about this book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Fire Walk With Me


    Any additional comments?

    As a huge Twin Peaks fan, I give this book 5 stars. I have been covering Twin Peaks forever. This was worth the wait. Follow me on twitter @bluerosemag1

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    Anna Prehler Los Angeles, CA 05-27-17
    Anna Prehler Los Angeles, CA 05-27-17 Member Since 2015

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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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    Black Lemon NY 05-25-17
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    "Great performance, but gaps in audio"

    This is a great performance by the actress who portrayed the character on the show Twin Peaks. However several chapters were abruptly cut off (hence my rating takes off some stars). The book itself is probably only worth it for fans of the show - good but not great (repetitious at times, for example).

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    Marc de Oliveira Denmark 05-23-17
    Marc de Oliveira Denmark 05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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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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