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Joseph

NEW ALBANY, IN, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • A Home at the End of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael Cunningham
    • Narrated By Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child.

    David says: "Great book, excellent recording."
    "Pathetic lives"
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    What did you like best about A Home at the End of the World? What did you like least?

    The narrators were great. Although I couldn't bring myself to like Clair or Jonathan I could picture them well in my mind. The best thing I can say about the story is, if you ever think your life is screwed up listen to the lives of these losers and you'll feel much better. These people make suicide seem like a viable option.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Home at the End of the World?

    The ending when I felt so much better about my life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Alice getting high and enjoying her life for a brief moment.


    Was A Home at the End of the World worth the listening time?

    It held my interest in the hope that Jonathan woud dump the hag, get a real man and have a life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay Washington, D.C.

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Craig Seymour
    • Narrated By Craig Seymour
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    All I Could Bare is the story of a mild-mannered graduate student who "took the road less clothed". Seymour embarked on his journey in the 1990s, when Washington, D.C.'s gay club scene was notoriously no-holds-barred, all the while trying to keep his newfound vocation a secret from his parents and maintain a relationship with his boyfriend, Seth. Along the way he met some unforgettable characters....

    Aaron says: "Delightful book"
    "Entertaining and Enlightening"
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    If you could sum up All I Could Bare in three words, what would they be?

    Narcissism to the hilt.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seth. The only character in the story that had his feet on the ground.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Seth dumped Craig. You go boy!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Listened in the car. Small doses were better.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing listening to someone who actually thinks nothing of taking advantage of others to reach thier own goals while expecting thier attention, admiration and positive reinforcement. It was a real insight into the mindset of such people and their relentless climb to emptyness. I felt empathy for most of the people in the story. Craig seemed to have less perception of the direction to happieness at the end than he did in the beginnig of the book. I kept listening with the hope for the start of a "happily ever after" story.On the lighter side, it brought back memories of the times I had been to The Follies and it was fun to get a back of the house perception.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boy Meets Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Levithan
    • Narrated By Nicholas Robideau, the Full Cast Family
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    What if you went to a school where it was actually all right to be who you really are? That's the enchanting place David Levithan has created in his highly acclaimed first novel. But even if the gay kids and the straight kids all get along just fine, even if it's all right for the quarterback to be a cross dresser named Infinite Darlene and the cheerleaders to ride Harleys into the pep rally, the road to true love is still a strange and winding path, as Paul discovers when he meets the boy of his dreams.

    Brian says: "Kudos to Full Cast Audio"
    "Very Entertaining"
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    What did you love best about Boy Meets Boy?

    Provided a view of the world as it could be if everyone were free to be who they are.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul because of the way he was always self adjusting yet accepting of who he is.


    What does Nicholas Robideau and the Full Cast Family bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This was the 1st book I have listened to where each character had a differnt reader. Made for great listening. Really brought the story to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this based on reviews because I was in a hurry to leave for a road trip and needed something to listen to. Being more than 30 years out of high school, I thought I would have no interest. This enlightened look at what the world could be without hate kept me glued to car stereo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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