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Jennifer

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  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (876)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (451)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
    "Too much "acting" at end of reading"
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Wolfe? Why or why not?

    Definitely.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joe Barrett’s performances?

    Yes, the reading was great until the last couple hours. Then the reader started over acting for the characters and I thought it was distracting.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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