Strike One: The Author reads his own work. This is rarely a good idea, as regular Audible listeners know.
Strike Two: The author is from New Jersey by way of Detroit. I can think of 47 other states that I would prefer a narrator to be from.
Strike Three: The author HAS A SPEECH IMPEDIMENT! What was the author thinking? What was the producer of this work thinking? Not much.
Strike Four: He writes of something he has no real understanding of. Though it is a spiritual memoir, unfortunately his journey is from nowhere to nowhere.
I gave it one star only because of the minimally compelling main character.
This text has obviously stood the test of time, ushering in the groovy mindset of the 60's. Mr. Kerouac certainly sets the tone for a decade. A fine book.
However, my main praise is reserved for the narrator, Will Patton. He gives a voice, and a whole 3 dimensional characterization of the unstoppable, wild, yet lovable Dean Moriarity. An unforgettable job. Worth a listen just to admire Will do his job with this "rat".
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