• Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

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  • By: Ben Fountain
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

By: Ben Fountain
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
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Publisher's Summary

The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught - to both disastrous and hilarious effect - in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.

©2006 Ben Fountain (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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too short

(why can't I give 4.5?)
Every one of these stories could be an above average movie. The last story and the title of the book is in my opinion, the weakest of all. The narrator feels like he is hammering out the words, which is a shame as it borders on lovecraft genius.

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Brilliant

I have been to the places that the stories are about. So loved the book! Really great insights. Initiates deep thought and reflection about the things we assume because we are told in the media what to think. There are many sides to the same issue.

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Not for audible!!!!! No indication if when short story starts or ends. Read the book

Extremely hard to follow!!!!! N indication of when story starts or stops. Read the book

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The Sadness of Time

The tale of our troubled times, scrabbling for peace and comfort in a diorama if greed and violence. Brilliant tales, and where will our hero appear?

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Excellent

Fountain is an incredibly skilled writer and the reader draws the listener into each segment with accents and emotion which enhances listener's enjoyment.

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Not what I expected

To say it was not what I was expecting would be an understatement... i think the title is decieving.

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Ben Fountain rocks!

Delighted to discover a writer who is witty, intelligent, humorous, and incredibly original with historical and political awareness.

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All interesting, but not compelling...

With such raving reviews, I expected to be riveted to these stories, but alas, I wasn't. They were good, and well-written, but not engrossing, with the exception of the last one.