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Todd

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  • Roads: Driving America's Great Highways

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry sets out in Roads on an automotive odyssey exploring America's highways and the culture that has grown up on either side of them. Crisscrossing America in search of the present, the past and himself, McMurtry's route is also his destination.

    Jonathan says: "like riding around with your grumpy grandfather"
    "Gave it a shot...could put it down..."
    Overall

    I'm a lover of Charles Kuralt, traveling and the American Road...hence a book about the roads in America seemed to be right up my ally. I will say I gave the book an honest chance, but I couldn't make it past the first hour. The author, who writes extremely well, seemed to complain about more things than he complimented. The narrator, a cross between the "Grumpy Old Man" from Saturday Night Live, and Andy Rooney, left me wondering if anything positive would come out of his mouth. I let the player roll on. Amongst many comments of which roads he liked and which he didn't (and if you live on the east coast, forget it, he states 10 minutes into the book he hates I95 and refuses to drive it), the author rolls down from Minnesota to Texas, pointing out rest stops, too many trucks, sunsets in Kansas, and the Mexican border.

    Charles Kuralt's writings are much more heartwarming, granted they are more about the people of the places he visits, but this book just seemed cold and harsh, like the interstates he was writing about. Maybe you will find something else deeper in it.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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