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Girls & Boys

Auteur(s): Dennis Kelly
Narrateur(s): Carey Mulligan
Durée: 1 h et 46 min
Catégories: Littérature, Drame
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 évaluations)

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Description

When they met at an airport, it was love at first sight. But in time, everything collapsed. As an unnamed but unforgettable woman muses on her life—from meet cute to marriage and parenthood—her recollections inexorably build to a devastating truth. In this shattering performance, Carey Mulligan, star of the critically lauded drama An Education, captivates audiences with playwright Dennis Kelly’s harrowing ruminations on family, ambition, gender, and violence. An acclaimed Off-Broadway play, the gut-wrenching world of Girls & Boys now thrives as an Audible Theater production.

After the play, this program includes an interview with Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, who shares the inspiration behind his work.

Note: Girls & Boys is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence.

©2018 Dennis Kelly (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Ce que les critiques en disent

“This is a one-person show. And what a person. Mulligan is extraordinary in Dennis Kelly’s gripping new play.” (The Observer

“A devastating tour-de-force from Carey Mulligan.” (The Telegraph)  

“Lyndsey Turner’s production is a knock-out. A Hollywood megastar holding her own in an experimental but somehow also massively crowd-pleasing solo show - this is pretty rare.” (Time Out London

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Why would Carey Mulligan do this?

This book turns you on your head; when I saw Carey Mulligan I thought, what for, why? Why would she do an audiobook?

This book kind of creeps up behind you. I fell asleep several nights while trying to listen. (It is one of the reasons I do listen is to sleep). One night followed the next where I would only get half-way through and then to sleep. When I finally was awake I started in the middle of the book and went to the end and now I cannot stop thinking.

There is such a normalcy to this book; from start to finish it is the stuff of everyday life and then it is not. I know why she said yes to this reading as the writing is like one of those little Russian dolls, one story inside the other. A book about nothing and then about everything. I want more.

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  • Au global
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Beautifully read.

Tragic, moving and provocative. I listened twice. Will likely listen again later. watch out for trauma triggers though.

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wow

Not at all what I expected...so much better. Loved the reading, gripped by the story.

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Wow

This was SO much more than what the descriptions led me to expect. It is theatre. It is fantastic theatre. Loved it.

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speechless

listen in one seating without distractions.


Added below because too short without

I have never directed how to listen and I feel totally compelled to do this.

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WOW

So good I hope that many people will listen. Powerful, dark. Funny, desperate and sad.

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Give it all the awards!

Incredible!! Humorous but also dark... it sucks you in from the beginning and you can't help but feel a variety of different emotions! i think i stopped breathing at one point. From the storyline to the performance... amazing! I could pick a new book to listen to but I'm for sure listening to this again!

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  • 2019-01-12

Carey Mulligan is fantastic

I absolutely loved this. Carey Mulligan is amazing in this solo performance. The text is strong, it's funny at times, and incredibly powerful.

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  • Erin Reeve
  • 2018-07-05

I have never heard a story performed so well.

To me, this is Carey's best work. Its like this is her story and she is reliving it. All of that to say too that the monologue is incredibly smart and emotional. Very thought provoking about our society and family.

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  • GHBeckwith
  • 2018-07-16

Wow. Just . . . wow.

Carey Mulligan is incredible. Her talent shines blindingly throughout this performance. I can scarcely imagine what it must be like to watch her perform this play on stage.

Yes, the subject matter is sometimes dark, but that’s not the overall point of the play, and not the focus of this performance. Despite some of the stark and bleak details, this is an audiobook I will listen to again and again...if nothing else, for the pure pleasure of hearing Carey Mulligan demonstrate her wide-ranging talents. (Sally Sparrow - you are BRILLIANT, and I wish the rain would never stop.)

I didn’t expect a less-than-two-hours audiobook to be so thought-provoking and stay with me so long. The playwright has a genius for natural conversational rhythms and the way we talk to ourselves inside our heads.

Highly recommend. I’d rate it higher than five stars if I could.

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  • Amy A. Bartol
  • 2018-07-05

It should be called 'Stunning & Real'

I listened to Girls & Boys as an audiobook read by Carey Mulligan. (It's more accurate to say she "acted it out"--it was, performed by Carey Mulligan because I could visualize every word she said.) I first listened to the sample, which was, quite possibly, the funniest snippet of an audiobook I've ever heard--and spot on as far as human nature goes...so I bought it, not really reading what this play was about. To be honest, it was Carey Mulligan that attracted me to the monologue. I saw her featured as the narrator--a recommendation from an Audible editor named Sam. The whole thing is only about 90 minutes--the length of a movie and I had time for that so I downloaded it.

It is not a funny story.

It's a story of survival.

It's a tale of violence and heartbreak.

And it feels real--disturbingly, horrifyingly real.

At one point, the narrator says that what she's about to tell you is not happening to you, and you think, "Oh, that's not--that's not good." Her warning, I found, was necessary. It gave me just enough distance to be able to hang on until that part was over. Just enough. Barely.

I'm not sure that I agree with all the conclusions that the author came to in this play. Some of it rings true, while other things are debatable. What I found absolutely brave was that Dennis Kelly had the nerve to ask those questions. The balls.

Carey Mulligan should win awards for this. Dennis Kelly should win awards for this. I know it's something that will stick with me forever.

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  • Anne Marie
  • 2018-09-11

Be aware of the content before listening

The performance of the narrator was top notch. And I like the idea of free content from Audible. However, this title had no description attached to it and the sample gave no indication of the plot of this short story. As the mother of two children who died way too soon, I would have NEVER, chosen this book. This isn’t a topic that anyone, regardless of their background should have sprung on them. It isn’t a fun surprise. And audible should be ashamed for thinking this could be appreciated without a proper warning.

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  • H. Donaldson
  • 2018-09-21

Woah! Good, I wish I would have known.

The story was good, it moved along and kept me engaged. the narrator was a lot of fun, although it took me a few minutes to adjust to her very fast paced English accent. ****Spoilers ahead****** but I really wish I would have known what was coming. I mean I get the twist is apart of the good listen, but my neighbor did this to his family 8 months ago. His wife, 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I have been haunted and struggling to come to terms with it, I hate that I see their house everytime I look out my window. I hate that the house just sold and that my state is a nondisclosure state so the new owners probably do not know, yet, it is only a matter of time. If I didn't have a more personal connection with murder-suicide, I probably would have loved it. But the moment I realized what was going on, it reopened my mind to thoughts that I was just learning to close up again....

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  • Stefan B. Reed
  • 2018-06-28

Wonderful, but it gets dark really fast.

I bought this because the sample made me laugh my ass off. I've actually gotten just as pissed off about people letting gaps open up in a line. So I thought this play was going to be a comedy. It is not a comedy. The sample is the funniest part of the play. This is a tragedy, with a fantastically hilarious opening act.

That being said, it is a great listen and the narration really brings it all together. Carey Mulligan is fantastic. If I lived in New York or London I would definitely go see this in person.

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  • Diana
  • 2018-06-30

Phenomenal Acting but......

tragic. It starts out wonderfully funny, charming and clever. The actress’s accent is immensely engaging & her acting is very believable yet the story is dark. If you purchase it I highly recommend listening to the author’s interview at the end AFTERWARDS (spoiler alert).

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  • Diane D
  • 2018-07-19

Not What I Was Imagining

I didn't exactly know what I was getting when I started listening to this story. It was a bit confusing at first but as I finally got into it I couldn't stop listening. It was heartbreaking.
Carey Mulligan does an amazing job of bringing this story to life.

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  • Myla Smith
  • 2018-09-22

Amazing narration, but horrific ending

Carey Mulligan does an absolutely incredible job bringing this story to life. Maybe the best narration I’ve ever heard on Audible. Unfortunately, the violent twist ending ruined this story for me. If you have young children, please read the reviews before listening.

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  • Tran Nguyen
  • 2018-07-19

Gripping story with first-class acting

Should've heed the warning, this was not what I expected. I expected a comedy with serious undertones, instead what I got was a tragedy with sporadically comedic dressing. The latter half of the play steers into eerie territories, not so much a plot twist but a searing knife in the back. That this transition managed to not be whiplash inducing is largely thanks to the phenomenal talents of Carey Mulligan. She was there to guide us every step of the way, imbuing even the lighter moments with untold depth. Her gift for portraying introspective, emotionally complex characters translates well here. Mulligan told a harrowing story of family and violence with surgical precision and incredible emotional restrain. Under her deft hands, the character became a solid creation: self-assured, relatable, clear-eyed, not to mention outrageously funny and gloriously vulgar (until she wasn't).

The core idea of the play may sound radical but it isn't exactly new or novel or I doubt even true, but it is something worth revisiting and restating in such unflinching terms in the wider conversation of masculinity reckoning. The play lacks truly unique insights to become compelling human drama (I don't think that was their priority to be honest). Alas Carey Mulligan makes it all worthwhile. A special experience that I wish I could see in person.

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