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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (362 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Meister Narrator: Angela Brazil Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dorothy Parker Series Release Date:
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When it comes to movie critics Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. Equally unafraid of big Hollywood names and public opinion, her biting reviews are widely quoted.


But when it comes to her own life, Violet finds herself unable to speak up—paralyzed by crippling social anxiety. When a chance encounter at the famous Algonquin Hotel unleashes the feisty spirit of the long-dead Dorothy Parker, the famous literary critic of the 1920s, Violet thinks she is going crazy. But as the rematerialized Mrs. Parker helps her face her fears, Violet realizes how much she has been missing by keeping quiet. It turns out though, that the shade has problems of her own, not the least of which include equal portions of narcissism and pessimism and the inability to move on to her afterlife.
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  • “Angela Brazil’s narration brings out the joy, pathos, fun and fear in Meister’s novel.  Her reading of all the characters adds to their definition. Parker’s witty, often irreverent, words sound just as mischievous and haughty as the real Dorothy Parker must have sounded…With a book driven by the characters and their interactions rather than merely by plot, the ability to bring the characters to life is essential, and Angela Brazil’s outstanding ability to do this is clearly shown in the reading of Ellen Meister’s Farewell, Dorothy Parker.”

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  • “Narrator Angela Brazil is wonderful with dialogue.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian Baaske | 2/15/2014

    " I love Dorothy Parker and found this story of her ghost appearing to a timid movie critic and helping her with her life extremely readable and quite enjoyable. I wish it had expected a little more of its audience. Every reference is explained explicitly to the reader. When Mrs. Parker, for example, chose "Daisy Buchanan" as her alias, sure enough, we get an explanation of exactly who that is. Even character actions are spelled out where they don't need to be: the emotions related to a closing of the eyes or looking away are specifically detailed. Not necessary. Still--still--fun and quick to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary | 2/6/2014

    " This book was so much fun. I read it in two days (quick for me!) and loved seeing Dorothy Parker come to life, not as a mythologized writer, but as a real person--refreshing and inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by M Gustafson | 2/1/2014

    " A charming, well written love story with Dorothy Parker's ghost. So you get Parker's acerbic wit along with a good story that develops well and ends (sort of) happily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rita | 1/27/2014

    " Charming little bit of fluff if you can l et yourself suspend reality. "

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