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  • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

  • A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
  • By: Jeff Tweedy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Doomed, dabbling, misanthropic, nap enthusiast.

  • By Tinnitus on 11-17-18

If you're a fan of the music...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

if you're a fan of the music you'll certainly enjoy this book. Jeff writes about his life with the same passion he does his music. It's crafted to tell enough of his story without giving away every little detail, which is both a pro and con. There's a fun bit about his brother watching him order records 12 for a penny and being horrified at his choices. It was hilarious and sweet, and I wish there could've been more stories like that. Being from the midwest myself I completely understand that not every story is something special or memorable. With that one very small gripe out of the way I very much enjoy this book. Having Mr. Tweedy read it puts the icing on the cake and hearing his wife and son was a fun added bonus. I very much look forward to anything else he writes. Whether it be nonfiction or not.

  • Joe Golem and the Drowning City

  • By: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than 30 feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen.

  • By Alexx on 06-01-18

Worth the listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

It feels like an extremely well written episode of Twilight Zone. I would have loved to explored the characters past a little more, but it's definitely worth the listen.

  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,875

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

What a mess.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

In like a lion, out like a lamb. I was excited to follow all the twist and turns that Area X had to offer, but instead I got a convoluted plot and annoying characters. There are moments when I feel the narrators could have ripped a handful of pages out of the books and it would have made the same amount of sense that was intended. Book 3 is the worst by far, switching back and forth between characters you've grown to love and characters that don't fit into the story. Xu Sands is the weakest of the narrators, making it hard to care about any characters she's portraying. I was let down by the ending which felt like a bad episode of Lost. Jeff VanderMeer has the ability to write a classic, but this wasn't it.