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Sideways Audiobook
Sideways
Written by: 
Rex Pickett
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
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Sideways Audiobook

Sideways

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Publisher's Summary

Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country. For Jack, the tasting tour is Seven Days to D-Day, his final stretch of freedom. For Miles, who has divorced his wife, is facing an uncertain career, and has lost his passion for living, the trip is a week-long opportunity to evaluate his past, his future, and himself.

A raucous and surprising novel filled with wonderful details about wine, Sideways is also a thought-provoking and funny book about men, women, and human relationships.

©2004 Rex Pickett; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Pickett takes his readers on a jolly ride." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Eric J. Marquez Austin, TX 08-13-12
    Eric J. Marquez Austin, TX 08-13-12
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    "Great audiobook!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sideways the most enjoyable?

    Great voice, easy to follow between characters. 1,000,000 times better than the movie, which was fantastic!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sideways?

    i don't know


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i don't know


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Great story, well written, and very well done in this audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the movie, well, this is many times better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Brown Austin, TX United States 07-24-12
    Marc Brown Austin, TX United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Deeper, Darker, & Funnier than the Film"
    If you could sum up Sideways in three words, what would they be?

    My 3 words would be: hilarious, bleak, and inebriated...with cynical, narcissistic, verbose,and brilliant not far behind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like cynical people that use humor as a vehicle to negotiate through the daily grind. Miles is an overachiever in this department and I can't stop listening.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Outstanding reader...nails both Miles and Jack to a tee. Couldn't be a better reader for these two characters with the exceptions of the actors themselves.


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

    There is already a brilliant movie...I don't think I could improve on anything they've done.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm about to listen to this book for the 3rd time in a month. It's the only book that I've made my wife and friends listen to over drinks socially on more than one occasion. Absolutely brilliant, hilarious, and sad all at once...for me it's perfection. I keep checking back to see if there will be a reading of "Vertical" the authors follow-up and continued story of the characters. Please have Scott Brick read it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leigh Baton Rouge, LA, United States 10-02-11
    Leigh Baton Rouge, LA, United States 10-02-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the Movie"

    Saw the movie first, which was funny, but the book is funnier. Good read to cheer you up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Portland, OR, USA 06-11-05
    Keith Portland, OR, USA 06-11-05
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    "Worth a Read Even After the Movie!"

    I saw the movie, but should I read the book? After seeing that 54 reviewers at Amazon.com gave the book 4 out of 5 stars, I didn't see any reason why not. I can't be more happy that I did, what a terrific read! A joy from beginning to end.

    This book is about real people working through real issues of life, I'm sorry to see other reviewers say such dark things about the characters; we learn when we hold up a mirror to ourselves -- and laugh a little!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 05-09-05
    Tom 05-09-05
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    "not funny"

    While there are a few funny moments in Sideways, the story about two pathological liars is a sad one, depicting a reckless culture of drinking and driving. Except for a few knocks here and there, neither pays a price for his deceptions and stealing. If there were a hint that some of this was wrong, it could be a rewarding tale.

    8 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Me 11-26-15
    Me 11-26-15
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    "stupid stupid stupid"

    What a huge waste of time...no story in the first 7 hours just a failed attempt to use as many big words and silly wine connoisseur jargon. I have never disliked a book that much

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tillienedeau 05-11-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a literary fiction buff. A great read makes me happy. I love photography and Canon equipment. I write one or two sentence reviews.

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    "I liked the movie..."

    The book, not so much. The men were so dishonorable, arrogant. Made humans look bad as a species.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RedBoswell 04-10-15
    RedBoswell 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely perfect performance!"

    So good; better than the movie. Beautiful prose and flawless narration. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cory Price Antigo, Wisconsin 04-10-15
    Cory Price Antigo, Wisconsin 04-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen! Great Author!"

    If you liked the movie, be sure to get into the book! Sideways is the start or a great trilogy!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    I. King Las Vegas, NV 04-06-15
    I. King Las Vegas, NV 04-06-15

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    "Surprises!"

    While the movie follows the book to a certain extent, there's really a lot of differences between them. Which is to be expected. I enjoyed the book far more than I enjoyed the movie, and the movie is one of my favorites. I am a wine person; Pinot Noir is my favorite, too, so this book really means something to me. However, this is really a character study, not just a book about wine. The book emphasizes that, although a lot of my friends thought the movie was about wine. It really wasn't.

    Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. That made the book even that more enjoyable. The book, the use of the language, and the narration makes me want to buy the physical version and actually read it. A well deserved five stars.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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