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    • Alphabet Juice

    • By: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Narrated by: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    After 40 years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, Roy Blount Jr. still can't get over his ABCs. In Alphabet Juice, he celebrates the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies of letters and their combinations. Blount does not prescribe proper English. The franchise he claims is "over the counter" and concentrates more on questions such as these: Did you know that both mammal and matter derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how wince makes you wince?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio format doesn't suit...

    • By Diane on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Feet on the Street

    • Rambles Around New Orleans
    • By: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Narrated by: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In this exuberant, character-filled saunter though a place he has loved almost his entire life, Roy Blount Jr. writes of a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture". Here we experience it all through his eyes, ears, and taste buds: the architecture, music, romance (yes, sex too), historical characters, and all that glorious food.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why couldn't the author have read this book?

    • By Beth on 05-10-05

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Long Time Leaving

    • Dispatches from Up South (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Narrated by: Roy Blount Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Here's a sly, dry, hilarious collection of essays, his first in more than 10 years, from the writer who, according to The New York Times Book Review, is "in serious contention for the title of America's most cherished humorist". This time Blount focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide, North vs. South.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insanely funny

    • By Steve Durfee on 09-09-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor, Roy Blount Jr.
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    New Mark Twain! This previously unpublished Twain piece was written 125 years ago, composed in 1876 as a "blind novelette" that Twain planned to launch as a competition for other great writers of the day. The competition never took place, and the story was thought by many to have been lost. This rediscovered gem, with a new introduction and afterword by Roy Blount, Jr., and brilliantly read by Blount and Garrison Keillor, allows us, once again, to celebrate the literary genius of Mark Twain.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, pointless afterword

    • By Tad Davis on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $15.95