• Sidewalking

  • Coming to Terms with Los Angeles
  • By: David Ulin
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In Sidewalking, David L. Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles. Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things: a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city's built environment, a meditation on the author's relationship to the city, and a rumination on the art of urban walking. Exploring Los Angeles through the soles of his feet, Ulin gets at the experience of its street life, drawing from urban theory, pop culture, and literature.

For listeners interested in the culture of Los Angeles, this book offers a pointed look beneath the surface in order to see, and engage with, the city on its own terms.

©2015 David L. Ulin (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Hard-to-follow rambling

As a new Angeleno, I really wanted and tried to like this book. I couldn’t. It’s awful, there’s absolutely no story line, no logical succession, it’s endless rambling, impossible to follow or hold your attention for more than two minutes. While many good points were made, the senseless babble around them made this boon unlistenable.
Go read an article about LA or public transportation, it will surely be more coherent and informative.

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Good background on LA

I read this when I first moved to LA to get some insight into the history and landmarks of the city - and it definitely delivered. I found the author's writing style to be a bit rambling for my taste.