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  • The Road to Wigan Pier

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

When Orwell went to England in the 30's to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experiences. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on the scant, cheerless diet of the poor. He went down into the coal mines and walked crouching, as the miners did, through a one- to three-mile passage too low to stand up in. He watched the back-breaking, dangerous labor of men whose net pay then averaged $575 a year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frederick Davidson's a Great Reader

  • By Debali on 01-11-09

Play a sample before you buy this.

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

The voice for this book is completely inappropriate. Very hard to listen to the content.

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  • Junky

  • By: William S. Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Mark Nelson, T. Ryder Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American postwar drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Newtoid on 01-08-17

I love this book

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Narrator is great, I'd recommend anything he reads. Obviously it's a great book by a great author too.