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  • The Sun Also Rises

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,748

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with narration

  • By Mary Jo Ignoffo on 04-17-15

Get drunk, write a book

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Classic Hemingway, if that's a good thing. Drunk ex-pats in realistic conversations. But rather pointless. Try Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris and London' if you like this sort of stuff. Or Henry Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' FTW.

  • Poseidon's Tunnel

  • By: DJ Ass Maggots
  • Narrated by: Carter Jameson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This sophomoric sophomore collection of doggerel by low self-esteemed quasi-celebrity cross-dressing debutant DJ Ass Maggots is guaranteed fun for the whole family, assuming that family consists of perverts, junkies, and hardened ex-cons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHO DOESNT LOVE A TALE OF DEBAUCHERY???

  • By Vero BEE Allard on 07-01-14

I sharted.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

What did you love best about Poseidon's Tunnel?

Wildly erratic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Poseidon's Tunnel?

Rap translations.

What about Carter Jameson’s performance did you like?

Sounds like Kevin Spacey and Phil Hartman had a love child.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Burning Man stuff

Any additional comments?

Great versatility of the vocal performance. And sound effects!

  • Quickies

  • By: DJ Ass Maggots
  • Narrated by: Carter Jameson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

DJ Ass Maggots is a pseudonym for a doctor practicing Internal Medicine with an emphasis on geriatric care somewhere in Southern California. He lives a lifestyle of excess that would make most of his peers jealous - that is, if they knew. When he was born, when he will die, where he was born, and where he grew up are really not that important, but most authors display these facts. Well, if you really want to know, he received his MD in 1998 and his Internal Medicine Board Certification in 2001.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly witty

  • By Nakota on 02-25-16

AWKWARD!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

With the voice of a network news anchor vs stand-up comedian, this guy is pretty funny. The stories get sicker and more twisted as you go...

What did you like best about this story?

Great linguistic reach. Not a traditional narrative.

Which scene was your favorite?

I LIKE SMOKING CRACK!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are some lonely, tender, suicidal yearnings in the middle of all the craziness.

Any additional comments?

I listen to audiobooks on the reg, and I have never heard anything like this.