Cane and Able

  • by Jonathan Matos
  • Narrated by Annie Lena Day, Trip Warren
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Fault in Our Stars meets Breaking Bad
Loosely based on the life of author Jonathan Matos, a near death experience turns a mild-mannered young man's ambitions into obsessions. Shortly after a brush with death on the operating table, Dennis Caine is convinced his survival means he is destined for greatness. But as Dennis grows into adulthood, his attempts to win the affections of his best friend, Beth Michaels, the praise of his parents, and the accolades of football star, Jason Bell, consistently fall short. Jason is a high school football star and the son of a grocery store magnate, who longs for the kind of respect Dennis takes for granted. Their rivalry quickly escalates from petty pranks to a matter of life and death.
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High Concept Book With a Point to Make

When the author emailed me asking if I'd be willing to listen to and review his book, I agreed without having a firm grasp on the premise of the book.

The first few chapters didn't really grab me. They felt like a memoir that leaned heavily on stating facts and feelings rather than pulling the reader into the emotion of the circumstances. However, after Dennis leaves the rehab and begins interacting with peers (especially Beth--a girl who becomes his best friend), my interest was piqued. The last third of the story turned a lot more serious and even dark. Dennis turns from a boy struggling to find his purpose and place in the world to someone self-absorbed, bitter, and obsessed. In the final chapter, after drastic and sickening behavior, Dennis verbally delivers the message of the book to his young cousin.

Cane and Able is not a book that fits neatly into a specific genre or set of expectations. If you enjoy high concept books that come right out and state their message yet still manage to leave you with question marks, this is definitely a read you'll enjoy. Due to violence and a chapter containing a stereotypical bachelor party, I would not recommend the story for young teenagers or below.

/I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own./
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- Leah E Good

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2017
  • Publisher: Jonathan Matos