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Publisher's Summary

In this savory and exuberant travelogue, New Orleans is experienced through the eyes, ears, and taste buds of Roy Blount, Jr. who writes, "The history around here is so thick you could pop it open with an oyster-knife, and oh, the aroma: fresh-ground coffee, yesterday's fish, spilt beer, sloshed Tabasco, hot pastry, patchouli oil...and hints of some fortuitous compound...mule plop and olive salad?"Divided into eight Rambles through different parts of the city, this audiobook covers it all: the architecture, music, romance, historical characters (including Walt Whitman and Chuck Berry), and the food. Each Ramble closes with a lagniappe, an extra treat for the reader such as a riff on Gennifer Flowers or a meditation on naked dancing, that shows us why New Orleans, as Roy sees it, is a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture".
©2005 Roy Blount, Jr.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By MJ on 08-07-07

Feet on the Street

Lovely book; terrible narrator. This text deserves a reader who understands how people sound and talk in New Orleans.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Sally on 10-23-09

bad narration

I love Roy Blount, Jr and I think this would have been better if he had narrated his own work. His accent and delivery style add much to the story.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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