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Ian

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  • Suttree

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (252)

    No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

    Jefferson says: "The River of Sewers, Stars, Life, and Death"
    "Blown away by it's simple complexity"
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    Would you listen to Suttree again? Why?

    Yes. Because the combination of Richard Poe and Cormac McCarthy is a perfect combination. I've already listened to Blood Meridian several times and I'm sure this book will require several listens. The simplest observations of the surroundings in this book are poetic and strangely familiar.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harrogate. A character I will never forget and who reminds me to never underestimate anyone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to list


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "This movie will suck, because it's impossible to recreate the feel of the book"


    Any additional comments?

    Just get it already...

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Russian Journal

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune.

    Jean says: "Extremely Interesting"
    "Excellent story and production"
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    The story of the Soviet Union at this point in history is not know by enough people. The history after this account can be seen as all the more tragic, for the whole world.

    Steinbeck once again comes brings humor and his concern for people of all kinds to the fore. Richard Poe's performance is spot on, as he always is. The only area that could use improvement is linking the audiobook to the photos that Steinbeck's companion took, which are fascinating. Audible could do a better job of providing this feature for books of all kinds, which are often filled with more than just words.

    Overall, excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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