The Sideways Trilogy
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  • 1
    Sideways | Rex Pickett

    Sideways

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rex Pickett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (279)

    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.

    A brilliant comic novel about midlife crises

    This is a brilliant comic novel about two sadsacks who take off to the Santa Barbara County wine country. One is a failed novelist who has replaced h..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2005 by Geoff (USA)
  • 2
    Vertical: A Novel | Rex Pickett

    Vertical: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rex Pickett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    It’s seven years after the events of Sideways. Miles has written a novel that has been made into a wildly successful movie, and the movie has changed his life. Jack, contrarily, is divorced, has a kid, and is on the skids. Phyllis, Miles’ mom, has suffered a stroke that’s left her wheelchair-bound and wasting away in assisted living. She desperately wants to live with her sister in Wisconsin. When Miles gets invited to be master of ceremonies at the International Pinot Festival in Oregon, he hatches a harebrained road trip.

    Disappointing intenionally depressing
    Reviewed on December 13 2014 by deepdvr_ca (Northern, Ca)
  • 3
    Sideways 3 Chile: A Novel | Rex Pickett

    Sideways 3 Chile: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Rex Pickett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Sideways 3 Chile follows the further adventures of Miles Raymond (played by Paul Giamatti in the now cult movie Sideways) and, to a lesser extent, his friend Jack. It's now 10 years later, and Miles is a successful author, but he's still searching for something; depression has him, once again, in its taloned grip.

    Annoying protagonist

    I really couldn't warm to this story- which was essentially about an annoying middle aged bachelor in Chile who drinks wine and is searching for somet..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2015 by Stephanie (Epping, Australia)