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Publisher Description

Audie Award Nominee, Short Stories/Collections, 2013


Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood’s heyday as a countercultural center.

This is Joan Didion’s first work of nonfiction, offering an incisive look at the mood of 1960s America and providing an essential portrait of the Californian counterculture. She explores the influences of John Wayne and Howard Hughes, and offers ruminations on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room. Taking its title from W.B. Yeats’ poem "The Second Coming", the essays in Slouching Towards Bethlehem all reflect, in one way or another, that "the center cannot hold."

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
DK
Diane Keaton
LENGTH
06:53
hr min
RELEASED
2012
September 4
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
336
MB

Customer Reviews

thumpitypop ,

Awkward

Much as i love DK (& enjoy JD), this strikes me as an unsatisfying match. DK's reading seems halting and uncertain.

nicmart ,

Awful reading

This is the worst professional reading of an audiobook I’ve ever heard. It’s an insult to Didion. Amazon is responsible for this.

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