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  • Alive Inside the Wreck

  • A Biography of Nathanael West
  • By: Joe Woodward
  • Narrated by: Patrick Baur
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

>From his name to his college transcript to his literary style, Nathanael West was self-invented. Born Nathan Weinstein, the author of the classics Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939) was an uncompromising artist obsessed with writing the perfect novel. He pursued his passion from New York to California, flirting dangerously with the bleak, faux-glamour of Hollywood as the country suffered through the grim realities of the Great Depression.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly narrated

  • By Clark Dimond on 11-14-16

Poorly narrated

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Sometimes the reader, totally unfamiliar with the subject matter, mispronounces proper names, sometimes his reading is as flat as an automaton, occasionally he substitutes his own word for the printed text. Why wasn't this edited or produced? The text is a bare-boned outline of a biography. Mediocre.