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  • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem of a book not to be missed

  • By Vivienne on 13-10-10

Astonishingly thought provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-18

Excellent book, bursting with ideas. The stories are short but each one conveys an insight into the human condition.

  • On the Road

  • By: Jack Kerouac
  • Narrated by: Matt Dillon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read this book and explode across the stars

  • By Gabe Fleming (Audible staff) on 26-05-16

All vibe and little plot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The book captures an atmosphere but has little plot and too many half formed characters.