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Peter

Winthrop, WA, United States

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  • Reading My Father: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alexandra Styron
    • Narrated By Alexandra Styron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (20)

    Alexandra Styron's parents—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sophie’s Choice and his political activist wife, Rose—were, for half a century, leading players on the world’s cultural stage. Alexandra was raised under both the halo of her father’s brilliance and the long shadow of his troubled mind. Reading My Father portrays the epic sweep of an American artist’s life. It is also a tale of filial love, beautifully written with humor, compassion, and grace.

    Douglas says: "William Styron Ranks..."
    "Reading My Father: A Memoir"
    Overall

    In the mode of Susan Cheever's memoir of her father, Styron's work offers a threaded narrative off her life, her father's life, and her research for the memoir. Of course, the most interesting parts have to do with pere Styron, especially his early years of literary success. The daugher's insufficently aknowledged privilege becomes annoying at times. but she's a good writer.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By James L. Haley
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast—by and by playing the role of hobo, sailor, and oyster pirate. From his vantage point at the margins of Gilded Age America, he witnessed such iniquity and abuses that he became a life long socialist and advocate for reform. Award-winning western historian James L. Haley paints a vivid portrait of London—adventurer, social reformer, and the most well-known American writer of his generation.

    Danny says: "A life of bright flames to ashes..."
    "Wolf The Lives of Jack London"
    Overall

    This is a brilliant biography. Haley provides full and thoughful cultural and historical context for his examination of London's life and works. Wolf: The Lives of Jack London gave me a new appreciation of London and his contributions to American life and letters.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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