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  • Bream Gives Me Hiccups

  • By: Jesse Eisenberg
  • Narrated by: Jesse Eisenberg, Hallie Eisenberg, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 625

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary LA to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the listener into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by the man's sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide ("The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the mix of narrative style and form was intriguing

  • By Gaele on 11-13-15

Entertainingly Original

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

"Something in all of us is found throughout these spoken pages. Hysterically humorous real to life satire."

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