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Patrick D. Melroy

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  • Zone One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (167)

    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuildĀ­ing civilization under orders from the provisional governĀ­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Jeff says: "Not the next great american author I was hoping"
    "I've always wanted to LIVE in NYC"
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    Colson Whitehead is that kind of writer. I roam the aisles of stale used book stores buying up old copies of his previous works, JHD, the Intuitionist, and Sag, I have given John Henry Days away so many times I can't count. I listened to this book while driving a rented car through the wastelands of Orange County. The trouble with most books is predictability, the author has never heard the word and certainly does not employ it in Zone One. Mark-spits is a compelling vehicle and witness. This book is a metaphor not an episode of a video game, the author spins it out like a composer writing an opera. If you have preconceived notions, or like to have endings that wrap up your emotional investment than click the next button. If you want to care and spend days thinking about your own ideas of now, then buy this book written by one of the best living authors, because in my opinion he can't write them fast enough. Side note Mr. Bennett was the right choice of Narrator, I would listen to him read anything including but not limited to, cookbooks, phone-books, and ingredients labels.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Get Too Comfortable (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Rakoff
    • Narrated By David Rakoff
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (164)

    David Rakoff's bestselling collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of today's funniest and most insightful writers. Now, in Don't Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff moves from the personal to the public, journeying into the land of unchecked plenty that is contemporary America. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily skewered.

    Nell Huntworth says: "More wonderful David Rakoff"
    "Classic Rakoffian Rakoff"
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    Listen here Canada, he's ours now and you can take a hike, you can. Mr Rakoff reads his work in this recording and its truly wonderful. Just buy it and find out how much you wish your friends would show up with David Rakoff as their date for dinner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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