The Sideways Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 643 ratings

Sideways Publisher's Summary

Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country. For Jack, the tasting tour is Seven Days to D-Day, his final stretch of freedom. For Miles, who has divorced his wife, is facing an uncertain career, and has lost his passion for living, the trip is a week-long opportunity to evaluate his past, his future, and himself.

A raucous and surprising novel filled with wonderful details about wine, Sideways is also a thought-provoking and funny book about men, women, and human relationships.

©2004 Rex Pickett (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Sideways

    • By: Rex Pickett
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant comic novel about midlife crises

    • By Geoff on 06-15-05

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Vertical

    • A Novel
    • By: Rex Pickett
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    It’s seven years after the events of Sideways. Miles has written a novel that has been made into a wildly successful movie, and the movie has changed his life. Jack, contrarily, is divorced, has a kid, and is on the skids. Phyllis, Miles’ mom, has suffered a stroke that’s left her wheelchair-bound and wasting away in assisted living. She desperately wants to live with her sister in Wisconsin. When Miles gets invited to be master of ceremonies at the International Pinot Festival in Oregon, he hatches a harebrained road trip.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing intenionally depressing

    • By deepdvr_ca on 12-13-14

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 3

    • Sideways 3 Chile

    • A Novel
    • By: Rex Pickett
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Sideways 3 Chile follows the further adventures of Miles Raymond (played by Paul Giamatti in the now cult movie Sideways) and, to a lesser extent, his friend Jack. It's now 10 years later, and Miles is a successful author, but he's still searching for something; depression has him, once again, in its taloned grip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The deepest of the trilogy.

    • By I. King on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $24.47