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Stephen

I am a long haul trucker and listen to my books with an iphone. Bluetooth sends the words through my semi's stereo speakers. Its a beautiful thing! I love mystery or true crime.

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  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Maxine Fuentes says: "Wonderful"
    "No more please"
    Overall

    I am a long haul trucker and listen to many audio books. Perhaps I am building a tolerance for audio books because I seem to be getting harder to please. This book however was a true bore. I could FF 90 min and not miss anything. I read
    the reviews prior to making a purchase and was promised a good ending, but i could not make it past the first part.

    10 of 24 people found this review helpful

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