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Tina

Elk Grove, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Townie: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated By Andre Dubus III
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (94)

    After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else—or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer.

    Suzn F says: "More like a 3.25 star rating"
    "Just wanted it to be over most of the time...."
    Overall

    I was bored and I didn't get the point. His life is interesting to a point, but not enough to write a book about. And his narration is very monotone and hard to listen to after a while. I wouldn't use a credit on this one.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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