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Ben

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  • This Is How You Lose Her

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Junot Díaz
    • Narrated By Junot Díaz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (372)

    The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. They capture the heat of new passion, the recklessness with which we betray what we most treasure, and the torture we go through - "the begging, the crawling over glass, the crying" - to try to mend what we've broken beyond repair. They recall the echoes that intimacy leaves behind, even where we thought we did not care.

    josh says: "Good collection of short stories"
    "really great"
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    Where does This Is How You Lose Her rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hearing Junot read this is essential, i can't even imagine it any other way. His storytelling is superb and accessible, witty and full of heart and grief and real emotion.


    Have you listened to any of Junot Díaz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Junot 's reading matches the quaility of the prose. Direct and honest, with that touch of feeling that is so masculine and heart breaking.


    Who was the most memorable character of This Is How You Lose Her and why?

    Yunior


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors

    • NONE (6 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount, Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated By Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey, and others
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    Ben says: "poor sound quality"
    "poor sound quality"
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    i stopped listening to this collection as soon as i realized how bad the audio quality was, i didnt notice that it only comes in the 2 format which is pretty low quality,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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