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Publisher's Summary

"The only people for me are the mad ones," wrote Jack Kerouac, "the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."

On the Road is the classic story of two such characters: Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, who set off on an odyssey through mid-century underground America, fueled by jazz, sex, drugs, mystical philosophy, and a limitless passion for experience.

©1955 Jack Kerouac (original material) . Copyright renewed © Stella Kerouac 1983. Copyright renewed © Stella and Jan Kerouac 1985 (P)1986 LFP Holding, Inc.

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not the full book

for whatever reason this is not full book and that’s very misleading as it’s the first book that comes up when you search for the book

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Not the full book

No where near the full thing. It skips a huge amount of detail, posts made no sense.

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David Carradine's voice is Sal Paradise.

I have read this book several times. I still cried when Carradine read the last lines. Perfect.

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Abridged

This is an abridged version but I do like the narrator. Remember you can return any book.

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not the whole book.

in fact about nine hours shy of the whole story. I feel ripped off. not worth paying for

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Highly Recommended for anyone at a life crossroads or in a midlife crisis!!!

"Memories and dreams are intermixed in this mad universe." ---Jack Kerouac

"I have nothing to offer anyone except my own confusion." ---Jack Kerouac

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Chapters are out of order

It was good enough narration bug the ending of the book is placed in the middle. Not good

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If mouth noises bother you, get another version

I am so glad this was only a two hour book. The narrator smacks and swallows loudly through the whole thing. It honestly made me ill.

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Breathy & stomach growls

The narrator had a nice voice but the constant swallowing sounds, stomach growls & background noise took me out of the story because it was too distracting.

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That was awful!

All the hype I've heard about this over the years. I made myself finish it in hope of finding something interesting, and wanting to be fair with my assessment. You're not missing a thing by skipping this book.

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