Girl in the Dark

Customer Reviews

31 Ratings

Overall Ratings

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 Stars
  • 2 Stars
  • 1 Stars

Sorted By Most Useful

5 out of 5 stars
By Karen K on 05-14-15

This is a great book

I am not one of those people who gives a 5 star review to every likable book they read. I give those 3 stars usually. I give 4 stars to a great book which has some flaw in my opinion. I thought this was a great book, and I have no complaints about it whatsoever. For me a coping mechanism in times of stress is to think about how things could be worse and to use that to appreciate what I have. This book is great material for that. The bizarre nature of Lyndsey's chronic illness provides a way to look at life completely differently, and helped me see my mundane activities in a new light. The narrator was perfect. She conveyed the emotions of the very likable Lyndsey in a way that made them easy to empathize with. Lyndsey's time in the dark has caused her to look at things differently and she was able to really share that. A memoir of chronic illness can be a real downer but I did not find this one to be that way. Certainly, you feel for Lyndsey during setbacks, and you understand her despair, but there is something so undefeatably upbeat about her that she's inspiring rather than depressing.

Read More Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Daryl on 04-22-15

Poetic look at an unusual life

Would you consider the audio edition of Girl in the Dark to be better than the print version?

Definitely! Hannah Curtis BECAME Anna Lindsay. She is dry and whitty when needed, in the depths of despair when called for.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anna, of course, and Pete, who loves her and supports her and treats her like a human, not just someone with a disability/

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes! It is short enough to read on a long road trip, detailing all the ways Anna lives a happy and fulfilled life, with her hopes and dreams and successes and setbacks.

Any additional comments?

Terrific book! In some ways, ehr experiences are similar to living with blindness, yet very different. She is all-too-human, with an unusual disability, trying to find a way to carve out a fulfilling life outside the presence of many forms of light.
What a fighter!

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D on 03-23-15

Loved this book!!!

This is an exquisite performance of a sublime book. Written with stark honesty & laugh out loud humour. Prose and poetry.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By R. Brentson on 05-11-16

Good Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very interesting story.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a true story, amazing how some people endure.

Which character – as performed by Hannah Curtis – was your favorite?

Pete - he was a good man.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Read More Hide me
Page 1 of 1