The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby dronerstone » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:44 am

wow. my jaw just dropped.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby hopesfall » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:53 am

I can't lie, I'm just as excited about this as I am the new series. :D
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby jordanlake » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:37 am

hopesfall wrote:I can't lie, I'm just as excited about this as I am the new series. :D

Me too...I hope there is an official UK release, no info on amazon.co.uk as yet.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby AXX°N N. » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:30 pm

I just got through the grind of sitting through the Secret History audiobook, where the monotone actors read every number, header, and signature for every annotation, as well as in some cases talk to themselves, having to interject the name of the people they're reading for every three words when they switch, not to mention numerous flubs and obvious cold readings -- and I am incredibly excited for Sheryl Lee reading stream of conscious to wash the bad taste out of my mouth. Her turn as Laura in FWWM is one of the most impressive, immersive performances I've ever seen.

I think Secret History is the better book overall, but it lends about 10% well to being spoken aloud, and its audiobook poorly produced and a cash-in based on market value assessments. Whereas, on the inverse, with this coming up, I think this will probably be the definitive version of the Secret Diary.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby underthefan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:48 am

I'm totally in agreement with AXX°N N about Sheryl Lee, both in terms of her FWWM performance, as well as her audiobook performance. Just by listening to those few clips, you can tell she really put an effort and heart into this work, rather than just treating it like a cash grab. The experience of listening to the whole thing will be pretty amazing, and I'd even go as far to say that the book might get more appreciation, even from those who are not fans of it.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby teddyleevin » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:16 am

I was just about to read the book for the first time, but, after listening to those clips, I feel like I might be better off sitting in a dark room and letting the audiobook do the work.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby mtwentz » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:25 pm

I am on the fence as to whether to buy the audiobook or not. I read the book back in '90, and I still remember a lot of what is in it.
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Postby Rami Airola » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:17 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:Btw -- hope this isn't too off-topic -- I noticed for the first time while watching FWWM yesterday that a couple of pages from The Secret Diary appear onscreen! I'm sure other people have freeze-framed this before, but I don't recall seeing it discussed. When Laura notices that pages have been ripped from her diary, two of the pages shown when she flips through the diary are word-for-word from the beginning and end of the second-to-last undated entry in Jen Lynch's book (in which Laura talks about a session with Jacoby). The other entries shown (the torn page, and a full page where she discusses the rainy weather in Seattle and says she is afraid of catching a cold because she would miss work) are not from the book.

I wonder if Sheryl hand-transcribed those pages, since she has said she carried the book around with her on set. What a great prop that notebook would be to own!


I might've taken some screen captures and posted them on the late Twin Peaks Gazette forum, or at least I remember wanting to do so. Perhaps we had some discussions about it but I think the DVD quality was too low for any good examination.
Now as there is the blu-ray release I've been thinking about revisiting those pages but as I can't take screen captures because I don't have a blu-ray player on my computer I haven't gone further with it.

Cool to know those pages really are from Jennifer's book! (or maybe it was known back then but right now I can't remember this having been confirmed before)
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby Soolsma » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:29 am

Woah, that preview :) Sheryl still got it!!
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby Gabriel » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm

mtwentz wrote:I am on the fence as to whether to buy the audiobook or not. I read the book back in '90, and I still remember a lot of what is in it.

The same here. That book scarred me! It also locked me in as a lifelong Twin Peaks fan! Back before FWWM, it was shocking to have a full throttle 18-rated tie-in novel to what was basically a 12- to 15-rated TV show. I think reading the book also had me prepared for the style of movie FWWM was in a way a lot of the non-diary readers weren't. It certainly showed often unexpectedly dark sides to the TV show characters.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby N. Needleman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:43 am

Again: Definitely buying it, not sure how much of it I can listen to.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby Panapaok » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:24 am

Sheryl Lee is so wonderful. Can't to wait to see her in the new series.
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby dronerstone » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:20 am

Decent spoiler there about SL?
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Re: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Audiobook)

Postby underthefan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:40 pm

Wow, that preview got me even more excited about it than I already was, if that's possible. Sheryl Lee still got it, and she is as lovely and beautiful as ever! I'm swooning.

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