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  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    Overall
    (135)
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    (125)
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    (122)

    Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood’s heyday as a countercultural center.

    Victoria Wright says: "Didion deserves better."
    "Better hearing Diane Keaton than watching her!"
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    Where does Slouching Towards Bethlehem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far


    What did you like best about this story?

    Varied subjects from the point of view of a young Didion.


    Have you listened to any of Diane Keaton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. That's the first one, but I've seen many of her films and didn't like her that much.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The John Wayne article. I agree one hundred per cent, but couldn't have written it. Didion express my feelings in an elegant and sharp way.


    Any additional comments?

    A classic for its contents and performance. Didion is a gifted writer but and inarticulated speaker. Keaton as her 'alter ego' gives her what she lacks.

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