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The Liar's Club

A Memoir
著者: Mary Karr
ナレーター: Mary Karr
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Biographies & Memoirs

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あらすじ・解説

A powerfully funny, razor's-edge tale of a fractured childhood, Mary Karr's biography looks back through a child's eyes to sort through dark household secrets. She witnesses an inheritance squandered, endless bottles emptied, and guns leveled at both the deserving and the undeserving. In a voice stripped of self-pity and charged with brilliant energy, she introduces us to a family ravaged by lies and alcoholism, yet redeemed by the revelation of truth. Karr, a prize-winning poet, uses her linguistic skills and sharp personal insights to make The Liar's Club an utterly mesmerizing memoir.
©1995 Viking/Penguin; 1965, 1994 John Dixon (P)16 9; 1995 Penguin Books Ltd

批評家のレビュー

"To have a poet's precision of language and a poet's insight into people applied to one of the roughest, toughest, ugliest places in America is an astonishing event." (Molly Ivins, The Nation)

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A. Potter
  • 2016/02/05

Please Remake this Unabridged!

Any additional comments?

It kills me that Audible does not have an unabridged version of this book. The cuts are rough, disrupting the storyline, and the sound quality is poor (including some "air" or room static sound). What kills me is that these flaws disrupt Mary Karr's immensely satisfying narration of her absolutely phenomenal and most cherished memoir. I beg Mary Karr to read this entire book again, and Audible for producing/distributing, for listeners today and in decades to come.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • FanB14
  • 2012/07/06

Love Karr, This Book OK

Mary Karr is the type of writer I love; snarky, self-depricating, honest, raw, emotive, simplistic and many more adjectives I won't bore you with. This book is good and worth a listen, but can't compare to "Lit". She definitely improves book by book. Love her work.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/10/15

abridged?

seemed like this was abridged. It seemed to be missing some depth. no real arch for an autobiography.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • R
  • 2018/04/21

Please be aware this is an abridged version.

Abridged version of the book, which is a shame, I love the book and was disappointed to find much of the story missing.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dawn
  • 2010/10/17

Beautifully written, bitter sweet

Mary Karr is a beautiful writer. She knows when to delve into the minute details of a moment and when to cut to the chase. Her story is intriguing from the outset and kept me riveted. I recommend it highly. The recording uses her as the narrator and it took me a while to get used to her voice, but once I did, it felt authentic, almost as though she were sitting there telling me her story.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa Edwards
  • 2018/02/22

Skipped pages

As I was reading along with the audio, it skipped many many pages. You can still get an idea but it is far from the same as a copy you’d get from the store

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Karen Corinne Herceg
  • 2015/04/19

Searing memoir

Well written, searing and emotionally wrenching but reading performance flat. Author's memory for detail is excellent. I do recommend it.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jaydee
  • 2015/02/19

A beautifully written sad story

Mary Karr tells her incredible story in a matter of fact way. She does what many writers can't - she shares these painful events as she first experienced them without muddying the memories with retrospection, resentment or self pity. The Liars Club is an excellent book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • New England Lamb
  • 2011/11/04

Mary Karr Walks on Water

There is no better writer or reader. She is superb. I would follow her anywhere.
Read her other memoirs, Lit, and Cherry, and wait, as I am waiting breathlessly, for her next book.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Doug Lindsay
  • 2015/06/11

Darkness in Texas

I originally read the book 20 years ago, shortly after spending time writing down and reviewing my own childhood as part of a 12 step program. I also grew up around the same era in Texas around some dysfunctional behaviour so maybe it hits a little too close to home for me but this is truly a brilliantly written memoir in that you can inhabit the head space of her younger self for much of it. As others have said be prepared to laugh and be shocked often in the same paragraph. Although Ms. Karr's reading is a bit dry at times it suits the material pretty well. I wish the EQ was scooped a bit with the treble up and mid-range down.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018/03/16

Outstanding in every way

Read this. Be drawn into this world, this story. Told without bitterness or rage. Told with surprising tenderness and clarity. A haunting and settling book. I have been gifted its words.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Donna McVey
  • 2017/06/20

Master class in Memoir

This is a master class in the art of writing.
For me, it was the logical choice after listening to the author's book on how to write a memoir. It is filled with vivid descriptions of the places and people in her life. Mary Karr delivers each character with flowing detail , from appearance to demeanour to the detail of their gait. They walk right off the page and stand beside you.

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • M. Watson
  • 2016/10/07

Not my cup of tea.

I didn't really enjoy this. It's really sad. Stopped reading after Chapter 3. Sorry,not recommended.

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