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Sintesi dell'editore

In This Sweet Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right for him; he just has to fix "the situation" of being in love with a married woman. Obsessed with Annabelle and the life he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, whatever it takes. In this riveting tale of a deluded loner, Highsmith reveals her uncanny ability to draw out the secret obsessions that overwhelm the human heart.

©2016 Patricia Highsmith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Generale
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Storia
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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/04/2018

Schizophrenia of love

A really good story about this obnoxious schizophrenic guy. Very well interpreted by Tony Pasqualini.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • nancy
  • 11/10/2018

Highly recommended!

What if Ripley were not so talented? This story of delusional madness is all in the telling; Classic Highsmith , excellent performance.

9 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/08/2021

This book is about the journey, not the destination

This is the third book I have listen to by Patricia Highsmith. In each of her books that I have listened to, I really intensely dislike almost every character in the book. However, they hold my interest.
If they were movies, where you judge the characters mostly on how attractive and charming they are, the experience would be very different. In the books, even though they constantly refer to the protagonist as handsome and attractive and brilliant, you have to depend more upon their actions than what they look like to decide how you feel about them. Because, sadly, of course, we all give far more leeway to attractive people than to unattractive people. Since that is not an issue when you’re listening to a book, the narrator then has a big influence over how we develop feelings for the characters.
I feel like the narrator helps tremendously to make this story very interesting. Sometimes I get frustrated because, I think, how incredibly stupid are some of these people!? But, as we are all human and make mistakes, this story did continue to hold my interest, Even though some of the characters were so incredibly annoying. I don’t need the ending to be one way or another to give me some sort of satisfaction, because I enjoyed listening to this story no matter how it ended.

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Linda
  • 17/02/2022

Don’t bother

This book was strange. One man has several names. He kills two people—accidentally ? At the end, he seems insane. Pretty much a waste of time.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • earbookworm
  • 04/06/2021

Not Patricia High smith’s Best

I normally love Patricia Highsmith’s writing and stories but this is really not good. It’s a one note samba about obsession, and is at least three times longer than the material can withstand.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Susan'sEarbuds
  • 25/05/2022

An obsession that went on for too long

I like to read Patricia Highsmith's descriptions of domestic details, of the places her characters inhabit, and of their inner thoughts and machinations over time. This story did not disappoint, but was overly long as it moved to a predictable ending (with some satisfyingly dark twists). The narrator's voice and cadence was appropriate to the story. A good listen anyway for Highsmith fans.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • leongork
  • 16/02/2021

Great story very entertaining

A good book for reading to pass the time. Patricia Highsmith builds up tension, keeping the reader eager to hear more about the characters. The characters are clearly painted, all domineering control freak.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amy Hartman
  • 26/04/2022

Just Okay

*No Spoilers*
Pro: I enjoyed the overall story
Cons: The story definitely dragged through the last 1/4. The ending was kind of disappointing and anticlimactic.
For an *included* story, it's worth a listen. I personally would have been disappointed to have spent a credit on it though.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • AndyB
  • 04/04/2022

A real struggle

I struggled to finish this book. It was obvious that David had mental health difficulties and that things would end badly. I'm sorry that we had to see Effie's death before anything was done. sorry also that Annabelle didn't have the courage to tell David outright that she was not interested . She never once told him "I love my husband" and seemed to lead him on. She probably wanted to let him gently know. The book should have been half it's length.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ibbysky
  • 11/01/2022

I LOVED this novel!

Highsmith can be hit or miss for me but I thought this book was fabulous. Complicated protagonist with crisp, wonderful descriptions. At times I was revolted by his narcissism, but haven't we all experienced unrequited love? But oh my....

The narrator is comfortable, strong and believable.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alexis Harris
  • 05/12/2021

Suspenseful and honest

I really enjoyed this. The narration almost makes it feel like a movie. The story is very engaging and riveting. Casually insane haha. Just like Highsmith.