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  • Chronic City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (42)

    Chase Insteadman, a handsome fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom. Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like his fiancée , Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine.

    Bobby says: "Don't listen to the naysayers!"
    "Blech"
    Overall

    This is the first audiobook review I've been compelled to make...after a promising opening paragraph, this book went downhill. It's so New York-centric that it's almost incomprehensible. Too bad. It had promising pieces. Sadly they were buried under a long, unnecessary non-plot. With heavy editing, there might even be a story here.
    Not worth my precious credits.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Little Pieces

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Frey
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (161)

    By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.

    Heath says: "Great Book"
    "could have benifited from some editing!"
    Overall

    Oh my, was this EVER a repetitive book - did I say repetitive? I mean repetitive. Great book if you want an authentic experience, but the style leaves so much to be desired that it makes it hard to take this ride with our protagonist. No offence Mr Frey, but whoo-hoo, you need an editor.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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