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Patricia

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  • Lost Memory of Skin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Russell Banks
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, the young man at the center of Russell Banks’s uncompromising and morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known in his new identity only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway, in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders.

    Ellen says: "Amazing "Must Read" Tale of (In)Justice in America"
    "Not for those who like Ghrisham or Patterson."
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    Where does Lost Memory of Skin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Between the writing, theme, narration and provocation this is a top 10 of my over 500 audiobooks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A subtle and sublime examination of an area of life not examined, but simply accepted by most. Like the Tortilla Curtain, it forces you to reconsider and examine preconceptions and assumptions. Jennifer Egan comes to mind.


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

    If you think that Scott Brick is the best out there, move on. This is a far more subtle and engaging performance than Bricks over emoting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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