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    • The Splendid Things We Planned

    • A Family Portrait
    • By: Blake Bailey
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Meet the Baileys: Burck, a prosperous lawyer once voted the American Legion's "Citizen of the Year" in his tiny hometown of Vinita, Oklahoma; his wife Marlies, who longs to recapture her festive life in Greenwich Village as a pretty young German immigrant, fresh off the boat; their addled son Scott, who repeatedly crashes the family Porsche; and Blake, the younger son, trying to find a way through the storm. "You're gonna be just like me," a drunken Scott taunts him. "You're gonna be worse."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well-written but sorry I read it.

    • By Margaret on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Cheever

    • A Life
    • By: Blake Bailey
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    John Cheever was a soul in conflict, a high-school dropout who published his first story at 18, a dire alcoholic who recovered to write the great novel Falconer, a secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and his fierce homophobia, whose groundbreaking work landed him on the covers of Time and Newsweek, a man who believed in the power of family love and sexual pleasure, a man whose desperate loneliness was never wholly offset by his faith in the joy of creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What feast for Cheever enthusiasts!

    • By Sue C on 06-01-14

    Regular price: $34.96