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The Shape of Water

Lu par : Jenna Lamia
Durée : 13 h et 28 min
5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)
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Description

*Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director*

Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook.

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature. 

Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release - one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film - The Shape of Water weaves together fantasy, horror, and romance to create a tale that is equally gripping on the big screen and as an audio performance. 

Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've ever heard or seen.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Necropolis, Inc. (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critiques

"Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative." (AudioFile Magazine)

"This is a beautifully written tale filled with lush descriptions and poetic language, perfect for savoring on audio. Listeners new to the story will be enchanted, but even those who've seen the movie will be drawn into this first-rate adaptation of the poignant tale." (Booklist)

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Global

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  • Global
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Good read

Loved it. Definitely recommend. Especially the description from the different view point off all the main characters.

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fab listening experience

I absolutely loved listening to this book, a magical experience to the end. Great story.

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  • E. Chadwick
  • 29/03/2018

Superb

As a fan of the film I was eager to listen to the novel version of the story, to gain more insight into the characters and see how closely a the 13 hour long read of the book compared to the masterpiece of the 2 hour film. The book exceeded my already extremely high expectations.

First, the performance by Jenna Lamia is, itself, a masterpiece. Her voice, characterizations and inflections were a perfect fit for the material. She brought the words to life in a meaningful way and made the entire listen a pleasure.

Without giving any spoilers, there is a really wonderful sub plot that was not in the film involving Lanie. This really added a lot to the story and was an excellent feature. The character studies allowed by the novel add a great deal of depth to all. There were also details to the film that the novel explains, which was a great feature. There are a few differences in the story as compared to the film, and these differences are compelling, almost like alternative takes.

Several scenes, including the finale, with the internal dialogue, is pure poetry.

This is a fantastic and moving book, perfectly performed. It's statements on the human condition, on love, empathy, connection, life and risk, as well as subtle (and needed) social commentary are flawless. This book is a treasure all on it's own, but also makes an excellent companion to the beautiful film.

Perfect.

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  • Lia
  • 15/03/2018

I am afraid to watch the movie

I still have two hours of the book left. It is so beautifully written. I don't know how a movie could hold up to the book and I am afraid to be disappointed even with the accolades the movie has already received. There are so many stories happening at once in the book I don't know how a movie would have even captured them all so I am sure so much would have been left out; what a shame. The book, so far, is phenomenal and I don't want it to end. The narrator is a magician. I am afraid I will be disappointed and letdown by the movie but I will, of course, watch it anyway.

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  • lbbazusa
  • 08/03/2018

Has a good ending!!!

Such a good story. It does have some gross parts, but over all it's so wonderful. It's not just about the two main characters, but also the other people and their story. I don't like sad ending books or movies, but every time I tried to ask people on line, they would not tell me. SO if there is someone else like me out there don't be afraid. You won't be depressed for days after you listen to this.

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  • Sassenach
  • 23/03/2018

WOW Water will never be the same.

loved it. saw the movie on an overseas flight and then immediately downloaded the book. both were great.

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  • Stephanie M. Hasty
  • 20/03/2018

What a shape.

I love this book. It's narrative undulates and flows like water...dreamy and urgent and terrifying. It is a story of why we are silent and what keeps us that way. It is a story of what happens we when although around us to silence us for too long. Most importantly, it is a story of how love, unconditional, gives us strength and voice.

I appreciate that this book gives all the characters voice, including the gorgeous gill god...including, eve, Strickland. We all have reasons we are silent.

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  • The Flash Fiction Ponder
  • 09/03/2018

Starts Out Dry, But...

...Finds its flow into well-written prose. First three and a half hours were drawn out and unnecessary, the rest, an interesting and pleasant listen. It's fine to establish characters, but for about 25% of the book, too much time. The characters were, however, intertwined nicely, and the intimacy between the two main protagonists was a beautiful display of endearment transforming into blossoming sensuality.

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  • tina s.
  • 17/03/2018

Loved it!

The actress who read the book was amazing. The story came to life for me as she read the book.. I didn't want it to end.

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  • ANTHONY G SCHOCK
  • 10/03/2018

Simply Beautiful

Wonderful. Vivid illustration through dialog and plot. Complex storylines, leading to an exciting dramatic conclusion.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sandra
  • 11/03/2018

Del Toro is the Master

Where does The Shape of Water rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Del Toro and Kraus have made one of the best books Ive listened to in a long time and I listen to books everyday at work.

What did you like best about this story?

They have managed to put in every controversial subject matter into a fantastic story that I will listen to again and again, I have not seen the movie but am looking forward to it.

What does Jenna Lamia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is flawless

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The empathy for the creature, that so many ppl reached out to help

Any additional comments?

loved it just loved it, can say it enough.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara's Fire
  • 10/03/2018

Beautiful

Amazing story of love and acceptance. I look forward to seeing the movie now. Great narrator.

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  • Maria Scheib
  • 03/02/2019

Eines der größten Enttäuschungen der letzten Jahre

Als ich die Kurzbeschreibung des Buches durchgelesen habe, habe ich mich auf eine außergewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte gefreut.
WEIT GEFEHLT!!
Nach ein paar Minuten hören war ich schon etwas enttäuscht.
Die Sprecherin klingt wie 16, liest für mich zu neutral gelangweilt (wobei mich das bei dem Buch nicht wirklich überrascht.)
Nach ca. 1/2 Stunde habe ich mich gefragt ob das Buch vielleicht irgendwann mal mehr bietet als deprimierende und düster-krankhafte Charaktere.
Nach ca. 2 Stunden habe ich das Buch das erste mal auf die Seite gelegt. Es verbreitet eine derart bedrückende Atmosphäre ohne dabei etwas auszusagen daß ich einfach nicht mehr weiterhören konnte.


Ein paar Wochen später habe ich es nochmal probiert. (Da ich in meinem Leben nur ganz wenige Bücher nicht zu Ende gelesen bzw. gehört habe.)
nach 10 min. habe ich wieder aufgegeben. Und dieses Mal endgültig.

Das Buch ist depressiv, ekelhaft, unrealistisch (aber nicht im science Fiktion sinne) und bedrückend ohne wenigstens voll Lebensweisheiten zu sein.

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  • papercuts1
  • 24/11/2018

Kommt nicht ans Herz

Obwohl sehr schön geschrieben, fehlt mir bei diesem Roman etwas. Die Figuren kommen mir nicht nah, bieten keine Identifikationsfläche. Gerade die Liebesgeschichte berührt mich irgendwie gar nicht, und an der hängt es doch. Vielleicht ist das alles auch etwas zu mystisch und märchenhaft für meinen Geschmack. Oder die Erwartungen im Vergleich mit dem Oskar-gekrönten Film sind zu hoch gewesen. Der benutzt viel Optik, um Stimmungen hervorzurufen. Das funktioniert im Hörbuch aber nicht - möglicherweise ist die Geschichte einfach nicht auf diesen Sinneskanal übertragbar.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • It's me!
  • 05/04/2018

Eine wirklich zauberhafte Geschichte

Eigentlich gehört SHAPE OF WATER nicht in meine Lesepsektrum, aber ich war jede Minute begeistert. Die Geschichte ist eine Mischung aus Thriller, Märchen, Lovestory und sozialkritischem Sachbuch. Sie ist wundervoll erzählt, auch wenn der Schreibstil etwas einfach gehalten wird und verursacht ein tolles Kopfkino. Das liegt daran, dass, so weit ich weiss, kein Roman, sondern lediglich ein Drehbuch zugrunde liegt.
Die Botschaft ist simpel, aber aktuell: JEDER ist eine Minderheit auf seine eigene Art obgleich man vielleicht einer grösseren Gruppe angehören mag. Jeder dieser Minderheit ist ein eigenständiges, aber nicht minderes Individuum. Anstatt Ausgrenzung sollte jedem Individuum Respekt entgegen gebracht werden egal ob schwarz oder weiss, homo oder hetero, Mann oder Frau, Tier oder Mensch, behindert oder nicht....
Ach ja- und was in Hollywood natürlich nie fehlen darf: Lacher und (Fisch-)Sex sind auch dabei.
Ich freu mich sehr auf den Film.Bussi

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