Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Girls and Boys
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
11 posts | 12 read | 9 to read
An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn. A tragic, violent look at parenthood and trauma.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
janerzy
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

Gut-wrenching piece and phenomenal performance from Carey!

As the character (she) conversationally folds in evidence that is academic as well as anecdotal, sociological as well as personal, to answer the question she posed about violence, though, do the answers add up? The story was written as powerful one side of telling. But for the devastating subject, I wish both sides of the story were presented to unfold how a life is torn asunder.

janerzy There are another 2 brilliant one-man theater pieces that I highly recommend! Harry Clarke, and Lilian. Available on Audible. 7mo
1 comment
review
ferskner
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

I think the less known about this one-woman play, the better, so all you need to know is that Carey Mulligan is astounding as a narrator, and that the subject matter isn't easy. It's early, but this is likely one of my favorite reads of the year.

Susannah I‘ve heard wonderful things about this and her performance. 10mo
82 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
AnneFindsJoy
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image

I just tallied my 2018 year and realized that 86% (120) of my reads were on audio! The most memorable audio performance for me was Carey Mulligan monologue of Girls and Boys screenplay. It was riveting, gut-wrenching, and left me a different person afterwards. It‘s the most powerful 1hr and 46mins you will ever listen to! Trigger warning: domestic violence

nadine_swartz Very riveting! Did you listen to the playwright's interview? It was a cool piece 11mo
AnneFindsJoy @nadine_swartz Yes! it was cool insight for sure! 11mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 11mo
18 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
BkClubCare
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

Hold on to your hat. The first story of how wife met husband was terrific, then the scene shifts to... mom interacting with annoying toddler? Back to a story of early in the marriage, then back to scene with the kids. Back and forth, an unease creeps in, an unsettling hint dropped and promptly forgotten or dismissed, then
WHAM. Seriously, one of the most yowza unfolding - call it a bomb explosion. Whoa. Not for the faint of heart.

24 likes3 stack adds
review
NikkiKey94
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

When I started listening to this Audible Original I thought it was going to be a lighthearted comical listen. I was wrong. At one point I was driving down the road with tears in my eyes. The beginning was comical, the middle was a bit more serious, and the ending was absolutely gut wrenching and heartbreaking. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and would like to see it performed as a play. It was hard to listen at times, but it was very good.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 14mo
NikkiKey94 @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 😁 14mo
6 likes2 comments
blurb
NikkiKey94
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image

I am really enjoying this Audible Original audiobook!

review
nadine_swartz
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

Haunting. A great performance. I promise I'm not exclusively listening to audio books.

review
Ameerhamzaasif
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

Carey Mulligan has once again performed at top level. She has surely shown a new way of performing for audiobooks. Also, hats off to the writer and the director for such a brilliant craft.
It's an audiobook that you should not miss listening to.

review
rhiannebrownbread
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

So I‘ve just finished my first weekend at Drama School and it was rather intense! Very excited to be getting stuck into more plays - this is one that had me literally gasp out loud when reading it at work. I‘m currently working on 2 monologues from it, both very contrasting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

blurb
BarbaraTheBibliophage
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image

This is a stupendous new benefit for Audible members (although I understand UK benefits are different from US). Free downloads every month! Here‘s what I chose this month.

#audibleoriginals

96 likes1 stack add
review
TheAliceEvers
Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
post image
Pickpick

I adore Dennis Kelly and this play was quintessentially Dennis Kelly! 😂

Engaging, funny, and then it turns very dark... but deals with the dark in a very light way! He‘s so clever! He‘s able to broach hard-hitting topics in a way that it doesn‘t feel like tragedy and sorrow are slapping you in the face 😂

Love Dennis Kelly ❤️