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Are We There Yet?
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.

This anthology of tales about people in transit features Stuart Dybek's "Pet Milk", read by Keith Szarabajka; Martha Gellhorn's "Miami-New York", read by Joanna Gleason; Edward P. Jones' "An Orange Line Train to Ballston", read by Sonia Manzano; Annie Proulx's "The Trickle-Down Effect", read by James Naughton; Dorothy Thomas' "The Getaway", read by Mia Dillon; James Thurber's "A Ride with Olympy", read by David Rakoff; and Eudora Welty's "No Place for You, My Love", read by Andrea Marcovicci.

©2008 Symphony Space, Inc. (P)2008 Symphony Space, Inc.

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"The celebrated series continues." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • 11-06-19

almost fell asleep at the wheel

These were weird meandering tales. I almost fell asleep while driving due to the narrators. there are probably people who can both follow the stories and deal with the narrator's tone, but I am not one of them. Maybe if I were just doing laundry.