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Do you love road trips? Hop in the back seat of Dan's 66 GTO convertible and ride along with him as he travels cross-country in search of his missing brother. The trip is sure to blow your mind! If you are a baby boomer who came of age in the 60s, you should not pass up Dan's book.

Dan's memoir; mostly truth, part fiction, is a tribute to his older brother Rich, whom he will always consider a casualty of the post-Vietnam era. Missing in America for the past 45 years, Rich mysteriously reappears along with his '66 GTO convertible and coerces Dan to retrace the cross-country route he took back in 1970 to settle in a commune in Corrales, New Mexico. With Dan taking control behind the wheel and the spirit of Rich in the passenger seat, Dan recreates some of Rich's experiences as a flower child/Jesus freak. They visit places like The Badlands, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Elko Nevada, the Haight/Ashbury District, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park in an attempt to understand the life Rich chose, which was so drastically different from Dan's.

Along the way they relive memories of the brief 18 years they shared growing up in the absence of their alcoholic father in a struggling single parent household of five kids. In exploring their relationship, Dan confronts several personal issues surrounding the role Rich played in shaping who he became and the impact Rich's disappearance has had on his life.

©2016 Dan Duffy (P)2016 Dan Duffy

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Stunning Moving Journey into the Long Lost Past

Would you listen to Brother, Brother: A Memoir again? Why?

Yes I would. It was a deep and moving story of family and the bond shared by brothers during a troubled time in this country. It is especially relevant now for family to be even more important than ever.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part was thee ending. It was a payoff for an amazing story. I was shocked and stunned by it.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was Rich and Danny peeing out of the Attic window on Grandma's rosebush and the having it die later on in the summer. Good for the old witch making them sleep up there.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending made me cry. There were also several times Rich's actions really made me angry at how insensitive he was to Danny growing up.

Any additional comments?

"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom."

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Drove along with Danny to Yellowstone!

Loved the book... Being from Toms River and knowing many of the people and places mentioned made the the book extremely interesting.

I read most of the book, then found the audio book and downloaded it from Audible.

On a trip this to Yellowstone with my husband last week we started listening to the booking from the beginning. By the time we went through the Black Hills, Dan had about caught up to our location, and as we drove into Cody, Wy, Dan was also entering Cody! We accompanied him to the "Cody Rodeo" and the next morning passed the camp ground where he had stayed and followed him on into Yellowstone National Park! How exciting!

There were many memerable moments for me since it brought back so many memories of my childhood. I had attended some of the same schools as the author and knew many of the places and people mentioned in the book, but the most impressive moment was Dan's realization that he had judged his brother without knowing fully the circumstances that had lead Rich's behavior.

Dan is an excellent, thought provoking writer and keeps tour attention throughout the book.

The narrator did an excellent job as well.

Reccomend this book for your next westward bound road-trip!


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Awesome and sentimental story!

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This was a journey into the healing process that Mr. Duffy wanted so deeply for himself and his brother. I enjoyed listening to this audio. Well interpreted of his experiences also his emotions about missing his brother. This absorbed me i have lost also one of my loved ones my dad. So i can relate to Mr. Duffy have a lot of questions.. that still unanswered but tho i eventually moved on tho course he still never be forgotten. This is a wonderful, sentimental story that will kept you absorbed though out the story. Good read!

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One of the best audiobooks I come across lately

For me, that is one of the best audiobooks I come across. Over 8 hours of pure listening pleasure, a soul-searching tale of love and loss. "Brother, Brother" is tastefully written, sincere, and also paints a remarkable picture of life in the late 60's early 70's. The story is intriguing, the style is equally interesting. The excellent story captivated my attention and curiosity from start to finish. The journey seems real throughout the book to the point that I begin to question if Dan really was along for the ride! I felt to be with him all the time.
The narrator Braden Wright has done an excellent job as well. I found this audio book to be a perfect match between the narration and the story.

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great narration

 LOVED this book! I couldn't put it down! The suspects were numerous and credible and kept me guessing until the last few chapters
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Brother, Brother: A Memoir

Brother, Brother: A Memoir: A Brother's Search for His Lost Brother
: Dan Duffy


A cross country journey of remembrance and trying to discover what happened to his older brother that disappeared decades earlier. The addition of musical references takes the listener along on the journey into the past. There were some happy memories but I felt immense sadness. These things all contributed to who the author became.


The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. I felt as if I was there.



"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Story, just not my type of book.

What did you love best about Brother, Brother: A Memoir?

I thought that the characters were good, but book was hard for me to listen to. Not because of the narrator but, the story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Danny - he seemed fun.

Which character – as performed by Braden Wright – was your favorite?

I would have to say Danny.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Oh Brother

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Well... I didn't lose anything by listening. But I didn't gain anything either.

What three words best describe Braden Wright’s voice?

Smooth

Pleasant

Was Brother, Brother: A Memoir worth the listening time?

If I had sat down, with the intention of doing nothing but listening, no. I listened to this book while working around the house. It kept me company, but it really didn't do anything for me. There were several times when I wondered why I was listening. The writing would go off into the weeds... or the narrator would stop telling me a story, and just start reading words... or take on the narrative style of a Beat-Poet... and I'd drift away. At some point I realized that I wasn't paying attention, I'd completely lost interest, and there was no reason to continue. I think it was about six hours in when the dialogue of a Ranger on Horseback drove me over the edge, and I asked myself "Why am I listening to this?" and I realized it was time to stop. The book and narration shared some great moments. But overall I grew weary of waiting for it to get better.