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Aaron Bradford

Ringgold GA
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  • The River Why

  • By: David James Duncan
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprising read

  • By Charlotte on 01-29-18

Love the book, couldn't stand the narration.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I've read this book before. It's a wonderful book, right up any fisherman's alley but the narrator just didn't do it for me. It was like William Shatner acting out scenes on a river. Just odd with pauses, weird stuttering and rambling. Just nope.

But a truly fantastic book. Both of David James Duncans books are worth the read.

  • The Brothers K

  • By: David James Duncan
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 28 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Each person chooses their own way to deal with what the world has become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Ken on 05-15-08

I now officially have a favorite book.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

After many years of reading and listening to audiobooks, I have an entire collection of "favorites". But I never could pinpoint that one book that I always want to come back to, until now. This book has ruined me with most other books I'm afraid. I still enjoy others of course but I always find a reason to come back to this one. The story of the Chance Family has everything. Just trying to describe why its so good is hard for me. The narration is wonderful as well. You won't regret this book, give this unknown a chance if you're on the fence. Its deserved much more attention and credit than its gotten.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,685

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Drama Prepares You for Life

  • By J.B. on 04-13-16

Great book, meh narration

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Love east of Eden. It’s a fantastic book, however the narration for this book is just poor. The guy always sounds like he’s out of breath or trying to hard...dunno. You’re mileage may vary. Great novel though.