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Audible Greg

New York | Member Since 2013

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  • 71 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • Godforsaken Idaho: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Shawn Vestal
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this stunning debut, Shawn Vestal transports us to the afterlife, the rugged Northwest, and the early days of Mormonism. From “The First Several Hundred Years Following My Death”, an absurd, profound vision of a hellish heaven, to “Winter Elders”, in which missionaries calmly and relentlessly pursue a man who has left the fold, these nine stories illuminate the articles of faith that make us human.

    Audible Greg says: "If you like George Saunders..."
    "If you like George Saunders..."
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    I'm writing this partway through but I'm still haunted by the opening story. While there is nothing about this that feels bound to southern idaho the setting and attendant details are dead on. I know because i grew up there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nick Drake's Pink Moon (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Amanda Petrusich
    • Narrated By Ben Remeaka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Did it take probably suicide to make Nick Drake compelling to a mass market? Are Drake's songs ultimately peripheral to his mythology? Did Island fumble the marketing of his first three records so completely that Drake never got a fair shot at the marketplace? "I think the failure of his music to be successful in his lifetime was Nick's tragedy and the source of his unhappiness," Joe Boyd tells me, when asked about the irony of Drake's considerable posthumous success.

    Old Man Eating a Twix says: "Best bio of Volkswagen out there!"
    "Fantastic album. Mediocre book."
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    Interesting for pulling relevant material from a range of sources, including a funny exchange with the ad guy responsible for using the title track in that VW commercial. Not interesting when relating her own listening experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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