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Bates

Charlotte, VT, United States

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  • 78 titles in library
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  • The Ask: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated By Sam Lipsyte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is offered one last chance by his former employer: he must reel in a potential donor--a major "ask"--who, mysteriously, has requested Milo's involvement.

    Erica says: "Fantastic"
    "Ear pollution!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I tried to listen, listened too long. No redeeming value. I think he just goes for shock value, near obscenity. Gratuitous. Trying to be an American Nick Hornby. I was hopeful. But it misses the mark by a long shot. Disappointing. A waste of time. (And I was stuck in the car with nothing else to listen to.) And I felt like I needed a shower. Don't buy this book!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Narrows Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Fusilli
    • Narrated By Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (81)

    A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

    James says: "Great fun!"
    "Get in line for a refund!"
    Overall

    Me,too. Me, too. I want my money and time back! I was stuck in the car and didn't have anything else to listen to. Real crap with gratuitous violence, unbelievable characters, and very little imagination. I'll never again go for something that is "audio only". There is a reason no one published it!

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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