The Silver Linings Playbook

The Silver Linings Playbook

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Since his return from the neural health facility, no one will talk to Pat about his estranged wife. Only Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, has offered to act as liaison between them-provided he agrees to join a dance competition.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
ISBN: 9781455128334
1455128333
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD FICTION QUI
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7.5 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Porter, Ray

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IV27HUjg
Apr 13, 2017

Had I tried reading this before the movie...I'd never have gone to the movie (which I did like.)

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robynlinford
Jun 19, 2016

This was a very enjoyable audio book. It was heartwarming from beginning to end. In fact, the book is actually a feel good story about a man waiting for his own hard knock story to become a feel good story.

Despite the prevalence of several serious topics such as mental illness, marital dysfunction, and violence, the book felt fairly lighthearted. The characters, especially the main character, Pat, were quite likeable.There was nothing particularly profound about the book, but I enjoyed it enough to possibly explore some of the author's other work in the future.

LoganLib_Sophie Jan 23, 2015

Awesome read/ listen to. Listened to this on audiobook after reading and loving another Matthew Quick book (Sorta like a rockstar). Excellently told through the persona of Pat Peoples.

Must read if you like books that make you feel sad, happy, angry- all of the emotions

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danielestes
Oct 21, 2013

I saw the David O'Russell film and loved it, but I never thought of picking up the novel. If I see a great movie based on a book and then read the book, I often find the experience underwhelming. My wife recommended this one and thank goodness I listened. The Silver Linings Playbook is marvelous.

The most surprising discovery, if you see the movie first, is that the book goes in different directions around the halfway point. Fundamentally, the movie and the book are the same—similar character arcs, that is—but it's a treat to see how Matthew Quick originally envisioned the story. And I loved the montage scene!

JCLHunterSt Aug 02, 2013

I haven't seen the movie, but while listening to this book, I could easily imagine Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I know some have called this a "fun" read and I don't agree. There are some funny parts, but overall, it was not light entertainment. The plot was good and unpredictable, which I liked and a very satisfying ending. Even if you've seen the movie, I think you'll enjoy the book.

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LoganLib_Sophie Jan 23, 2015

LoganLib_Sophie thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over

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JCLHunterSt Aug 01, 2013

I will not be quoting Hemingway anytime soon, nor will I ever read another one of his books. And if he were still alive, I would write him a letter right now and threaten to strangle him dead with my bare hands just for being so glum. No wonder he put a gun to his head, like it says in the introductory essay

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