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"William Dufris has a high old time with the large and disparate cast of characters, including Dortmunder's merry band and an alcoholic traveling salesman. He even gives voice to one of the venture capitalists before and after a broken jaw." ( AudioFile)
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By Karen on 08-20-08
Boring, poorly plotted, no sense of pacing. The jokes fall flat.
The narration really doesn't help--monotone, and some of the characters, even quite important ones, are indistinguishable from one another. The women, in particular, sound almost alike, and this is yet another male narrator who can't seem to read a female dialogue without sounding like he's mocking the woman in question.
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By M. Giorgi on 03-31-15
Well, It Wasn't Quite As Funny
If you could sum up The Road to Ruin in three words, what would they be?
OK Little Story
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I kind of felt that there were a lot of word added just to make it a longer story. Not sure but it did seem to drag a bit. For some reason it just felt like the story wasn't really about the mis-fits themselves but about everyone else. I like when the story totally revolves around the "gang".
Which scene was your favorite?
When the guys watched all the classic cars they wanted to steal taken out on flat beds.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, but its a longer book so it took two days even with the re-reads/listens.
Any additional comments?
This one wasn't as funny as some others in the series. I did miss that. It also seem a bit more confusing so I kept going back for clarity. Not sure if it was the reader or the writing or both.