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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
For those who like short stories yes. Other reviewers complained about this collection being "thin" and that not enough stories. Well, this is not meant to be "War & Peace" (big fat novel). I find myself satiated with this collection & looking forward to more. I've always liked anthologies though I realize it's not for everyone.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The two former "consultants" who met up in a Paris cafe after years of being "together". A taste of secrecy, spies, intrigue yet such humane exposure of two human beings.
Find out for yourself. I don't wanna spoil it.
Which scene was your favorite?
The farm wedding (hehehe), laughed so hard! So tell-it-like-it-is REAL. Moore's storytelling is so good I can visualize the whole enchilada! The voices, wedding dresses (love the color descriptions), the ex-father-in-law's lust, the "entertainment" and chaos from unexpected snafu...hilarious.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, when the woman in the Paris cafe wondered if she should pronounce the two S's in "couscous". Is it just couscoooo since there's no letter after the 2nd "s"?
Made me realize how silly it is when I worry about this kind of thing too. Made me have empathy for the character (key trait of good storyteller).
Any additional comments?
Well done Lorrie Moore! I dig even all the double entendres, alliterations, puns e.g. the title "Bark" and 1st story "Debarked". Debarked means so many things to me (a dog nut), it means one's unique voice has been taken away, like a cat declawed, a bull that's neutered - fundamentally altered.
This collection of short stories is NOT "thin". I find them rich, full spectrum and engaging. I look forward to more stories from Ms. Moore.
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What did you like best about Bark? What did you like least?
It is well written and touches on the complexities of human relationships
How could the performance have been better?
This is the third book I have listened to read by the author and other than Patti Smith who is a brillant performer and amazing to listen to, the other authors are really bad readers. Lorrie Moore's voice is monotone, she has strange phrasing and she does not distinguish different characters with different voices so I never knew who I was listening to. All in all it was frustrating listening to her read. I have a much richer listening experience when the book is read by seasoned professionals. Authors I think, are too personally attached to their material and cannot read it effectively.
Could you see Bark being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
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And Moore is amongst the best of short story writers, but these are thin and dispiriting pieces in the main. Go elsewhere is my advice if you want a more rewarding read, and come back to this if you are a completist.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I could listen to this audio book over and over , the author narrates and really brings her characters to life. Funny, mesmerising, disturbing and moreish ..or should it be moorish. ..