Jack Kerouac
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Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.
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    • On the Road

    • 50th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,188

    Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Narration and a Wonderful Book

    • By Guillermo on 09-17-09

    Regular price: $31.50

    • On the Road: The Original Scroll

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: John Ventimiglia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Brought to Life

    • By yoguinha on 11-25-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Dharma Bums

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Allen Ginsberg
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Two friends in 1950s San Francisco Bohemia explore Buddhism Zen - hipster style. On the road to finding...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy abridged versions of novels.

    • By Ronald C. Wagner on 12-28-09

    Regular price: $10.95

    • Big Sur

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 457

    "Big Sur's a humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful View of the Dark Sides of the Beats

    • By Rich S. on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sea Is My Brother

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Written seven years before The Town and the City officially launched his writing career, this novel marks the pivotal point at which Jack Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For Kerouac fans

    • By Anthony on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

    • By: Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Both a fascinating piece of American literary history and an engrossing, atmospheric novel, it brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pre-Beat Lit, instant classic!

    • By Jeff on 08-20-09

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Tristessa

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Kerouac fell under the spell of Esperanza's dark allure and exotic surroundings, and hoped to re-experience the "fellaheen nights" of his joyous adventures with Mexicans in his past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gritty

    • By William on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Visions of Cody

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Graham Parker
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Hear Jack Kerouac's most radical experiment in language and storytelling - an "enormous paean"...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying

    • By A. Yerkes on 07-20-09

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Sulla strada

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Fabrizio Rocchi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sal Paradise, un giovane newyorkese con ambizioni letterarie, incontra Dean Moriarty, un ragazzo dell'Ovest. Uscito dal riformatorio...

    Regular price: $12.38

    • The Haunted Life

    • And Other Writings
    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Liev Schreiber, Luke Daniels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jack Kerouac wrote The Haunted Life in 1944 when he was 22 years old and attending Columbia University....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early Kerouac - Lowell, Ma. - shows brilliance

    • By Carl A. Gallozzi on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $20.99

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