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Thomas B. Houghton

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  • The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

  • Stories
  • By: Denis Johnson
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RIP Denis Johnson

  • By Thomas B. Houghton on 01-19-18

RIP Denis Johnson

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Reviewed: 01-19-18

Amazing narration, amazing work. This a great collection of stories from a late master of the form. For fans of Denis Johnson you’ll find something familiar yet truly original.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Atmospheric Disturbances

  • By: Rivka Galchen
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

When Dr. Leo Liebenstein's wife disappears, she leaves behind a single, confounding clue - a woman who looks, talks, and behaves almost exactly like her and who audaciously claims to be her. While everyone else is fooled by this imposter, Leo knows better. Certain that his real wife is alive and in hiding, Leo embarks on a quixotic journey to reclaim his lost love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Listening to Again

  • By Sarah on 11-17-09

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-17

The bad reviews on this book are extremely misleading. If you're looking to be rapt with attention, swept up in the plot, or otherwise moved by the grandiosity of this story than this novel might not be for you.

If language and it's nuances are more up your alley read on. Galchen masterfully weaves through the taxonomy of her narrators deteriorating mind on a wild goose chase for sanity.

An emotional look at the plight of losing a sense for one's own consciousness and the repercussions it might have on those around you.

This book is unforgettable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful