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The Coma Monologues
Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
The performance contained within this audio book was varied and engaging evoking both happiness and grief as well as humor and frustration alternately. I believe books like this lend them self easily to narration as they are basically written for the stage already :) I look forward to more! Both from the author and this incredibly talented narrator :)
Whether To Wake Or Not To Wake
This book is a loosely strewn together collection of essays on a common theme in chronological order. I believe if to be a stand alone novel.
What I find most intriguing about this book is that it could be easily acted out as a play with little effort. There wouldn't need to be any real conversion of the work. It also could be used as audition pieces as each essay is really only person giving a monologue as per the premise of the book.
Gary is in a coma. His wife desperately wants him to wake up and rejoin the land of the living. She devises a plan to get various people from his life.to come and talk to him. She hopes that he will hear something that will make him want to wake up. She also records the conversations for later playback to Gary in case repetition helps to hasten the process. Will her plan succeed? Can her hear them? Will he wake up? Does he want to? Or will he die without ever waking up again?
***This book is suitable for adult readers who enjoy hopeful and dramatic novels full of joy, disappointment, humor and angst tempered with grief and paranormal aspects :)
What a unique concept for a book. I listened to this one on audio. At first I thought it was very strange and not at all the type of book I would like. However, as the book continued, I became more engrossed in it. Some of the visitor’s monologues were more interesting than others, but overall, it kept my attention.
Michelle Babb’s narration is always superb. I can sit and listen to her tell stories for hours. This must have been a difficult one to narrate as she had to continually switch to a different character in each chapter. She certainly does her job well. This is a captivating book that will keep readers wondering even after it’s all over.
FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.