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  • Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane

  • Words and Music
  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Patti Smith: Words and Music features live audio of performances captured over three evenings at the Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a single, one-of-a-kind audio event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bonus for fans of Just Kids & M Train

  • By tru britty on 11-02-18

Brilliant Artist, brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This was so incredibly special and made me feel like I was there. Patti Smith shares inspiring poetry, songs, short stories and fables about her life and loves and family. This is a perfect multigenerational Audible listen for everyone in the family to enjoy a long loved artist or introduce her to new audiences. Patti Smith is a true New York celebrity; her life perfectly woven into the city and she is willing to invite you into it like an old friend. #Fables #Inspiring #NewYork #Celebrity #Multigenerational #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • A Boy's Own Story

  • A Novel
  • By: Edmund White
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The audiobook's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace-and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book, Mediocre Narration

  • By Bosco on 06-03-18

Alright Book Killed By Terrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think this book would be more thoroughly enjoyed with a different narrator or read on its own.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

It's unfortunate that George Backman continues as narrator for the other titles in this trilogy. I think there is some great prose, constructing an otherwise okay plot but is completely ruined by the performance of the narrator.