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Eric

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  • Veronica

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion-modeling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica: an older wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader who comes to work with a personal "office kit" and a plaque that reads "Still Anal After All These Years".

    Paul says: "I Want to Listen to This Again"
    "Everything is baroque-en"
    Overall

    I wanted to like this book. It was a finalist for at least two prestigious awards. The author, however, can't get past half a sentence without relapsing into ornate descriptions. In my opinion, she hasn't learned how to manage her talent. As a result the story, to the extent there is one, slows to a crawl "like tired drivers snaking cars through the molassas of afternoon streets, bits of dull light flashing off their porcelain eyes..." OK, I made that garbage up, but there's a WHOLE lot of that sort of thing, more skillfully written, but just as tiresome. I don't like to think of myself as chauvinistic, but I found myself saying "So, is this what people mean by a 'chick book'?" "Veronica" is self consiously florid. Read 50 pages if you want, but rest assured, by then you have seen the landscape. If you continue past there, it won't be to find out "what happens next." You will continue only because you, like the author, just can't get enough metaphors and clever language. Turning a phrase is not the same as writing a book.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mac Audible News, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL
    • By Shawn King
    Overall
    (34)
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    (0)
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    For nearly two decades, Mac Publishing's Macworld magazine has provided award-winning coverage of the most innovative products developed for the Macintosh platform. Now, the Mac product experts at Mac Publishing and audible.com bring you Mac Audible News, a weekly summary of key news stories, exclusive interviews, and compelling product information from all over the Macintosh industry.

    John says: "Good, but not good enough . . ."
    "Not a great value"
    Overall

    This is a fairly brief product in terms of recording time, i.e., not much bang for the buck. It's too bad, because I am really interested in all things Mac, but there's a lot of banter on this show and not much in depth reporting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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