Long Time Leaving
- Dispatches from Up South (Unabridged Selections)
- Narrated by: Roy Blount Jr.
- Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-25-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Long Time Leaving is a comic ode to American variety and also a droll assault on complacency, North and South - a glorious union of diverse pieces reshaped and expanded into an American classic.
"Roy Blount is so funny, and he sounds like he's just talking, and the next thing you know he has tossed off an essay as elegant and intricately structured as a birdsong. His ear for American speech is better than anybody's." (Ian Frazier)
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By Steve Durfee on 09-09-07
Roy Blount has the rare ability to see ordinary things from an angle I've never considered. Always insightful, his unusual perspective also makes him hilarious at times. Did you ever look at the guy in the next car, and see that he was laughing insanely? That guy is me, listening to this book.
Roy Blount also has a very special voice. Hearing his writings spoken by him adds an important dimension that's lacking from the printed page.
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By Merrill on 08-03-09
Unabridged edition, please
This book is great, as all Blount's books are, but I give this version four stars because the unabridged version isn't available. However, what's here is witty and fun, and it will especially amuse you if you are, like me, a liberal Southerner. Roy Blount is wonderful.
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