Some Things That Meant the World to Me

  • by Joshua Mohr
  • Narrated by Ben Rameaka
  • 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following a 30-year-old man named Rhonda suffering from depersonalization, Some Things That Meant the World to Me is a gritty and beautiful work that is creative and hypnotic, and should stand as an introduction of an original new voice to American literature.When Rhonda was a child - abandoned and ignored by his mother; abused and misguided by his mother's boyfriend - he imagined the rooms of his home drifting apart from one another like separating continents. Years later, after an embarassing episode as an adult, Rhonda's inner-child appears, leading him to a trapdoor in the bottom of a dumpster behind a taqueria that will force him to finally confront his troubled past. In the spirit of Cruddy and Hairstyles of the Damned, Joshua Mohr has created a remarkable and unforgettable character in this charmingly poetic and maturely crafted first novel.

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Narration at times odd. Otherwise insanely good.

This book is insanely well written. I enjoyed every part of the imagery.
I'm not one to ever complain about a voice/narrator. I normally love them even if other people didn't. In general this Ben was amazing... However, I must admit that I was constantly knocked out of my suspension of disbelief whenever he did a Female character voice.
The way that this narrator does women would be perfect for an autobiography read by the author if the book was "Pee Wee Herman's Life Story"
His take on women is comical... and albeit distracting, it does sort of work for the story.
I hope Ben Rameaka was being directed to read this way and doesn't really think that this is how women sound. Its a tad bit demeaning.
The book and story are worth the annoyance/comic relief though. SO listen anyway.
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- Catherine

Publisher's Review = Wronger than Wrong!!!

I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but, this book was AWFUL, TERRIBLE and the narration made me cringe! It is sad really that you can't get your money back when a book is this bad. I primarily had a problem with the narration though and how the story was all over the place. Never a cohesive thought was presented in my opinion. I started this audio over about 7 times before I gave up and knew I would never finish it because it just was not interesting enough. The narrator really did not help this book at all. His voice as a woman, any woman drove me crazy! Oh, well better luck next time.
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- Marcia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios