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".
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.
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