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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Norris Narrator: Edward Asner, Ed Begley Jr, Hector Elizondo, Helen Hunt, Amy Irving, Stacy Keach, JoBeth Williams Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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Stacy Keach stars in this shocking tale of a Polk Street dentist and his wife in 1899 San Francisco. Frank Norris' powerful insights into the depths of the human soul make this a story of compelling narrative force. This seminal novel about murder, obsession and the destructive effects of greed features an all-star cast including Stacy Keach, Edward Asner, Ed Begley Jr., Bud Cort, Hector Elizondo, Teri Garr, Katherine Helmond, Helen Hunt, Amy Irving, Carol Kane, Marsha Mason, Richard Masur, Judge Reinhold, Joe Spano, Jobeth Williams, and many more.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ksomervell | 2/10/2014

    " This started out as being an interesting story of 1899 San Francisco, and I was mildly enjoying it. Then, about halfway through, disaster strikes and the story goes beyond interesting to fascinating, and by the last third of the book it's downright gripping. After reading the last line I just thought "wow." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Klay Kubiak | 2/3/2014

    " one of my favorite endings...so bleak, yet somewhat comical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 1/27/2014

    " A classic book - published in 1899 - that no one ever talks about. This book is the reason that I started to drink Anchor Steam Ale almost exclusively as a college senior. The ending scene in this book is one of the best, most satisfying of any book I've read. A prime example of naturalism, realism, and regionalism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Chapman | 1/20/2014

    " Bleak and twisted as hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/19/2014

    " Have you ever read a book about a Dentist? Maybe you should, it's good and definitely NOT drama free, with a couple murders, greed, and even a "high speed" chase, definitely an excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Pannell | 1/8/2014

    " Now this looks great. After spending a entire semester with Theodore Dreiser and Stephen Crane this book should hit the spot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian.scott | 1/2/2014

    " What's not to like about a miserable turn of the century failed dentist? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Edmonds | 11/23/2013

    " I'd heard of this book and chancing on a paperback in Lubeck bought it without much expectation. But I loved it. It's a depressing story but convincing and towards the end thrilling, moving from domestic horror to a desert man hunt. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 11/14/2013

    " I had to read this book for my 19th Century American Literature class. This book gave me rage. I hate absolutely every character- they are literally all the worst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 11/14/2013

    " A must for anyone who lives in SF. It's cool to read about streets and tunnels that you've actually have walked on/through...and an ending that you will never forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 11/11/2013

    " Norris' Naturalism almost bores until quite unexpectedly it doesn't. A harrowing third act, worthy of Hitchcock, is as fascinating as it is chilling. Quite a feat for something written 111 years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Remington | 11/6/2013

    " I had never heard of Frank Norris until I got to college and I regret the oversight. He was a friend and contemporary of Jack London, so while his stories are admittedly tainted by racism and social Darwinism, his humor and word-craft still make him well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/20/2013

    " Naturalistic and overwhelmingly somber. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 7/2/2013

    " So - now I've read this San Francisco classic and I'm so depressed I can't read anything else for awhile. Bummer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 4/18/2013

    " The story and characters are haunting in the gritty and raw realism of San Francisco in the late 1800s. This one will stay with you for a very long time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikey | 1/17/2013

    " A good read. A solid, if not immensely depressing story. I believe that an element from the story was even used in a Tales from the Crypt episode with Kyle MacLachlan. I wouldn't read this during those dark and depressing winter months. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 10/11/2012

    " Good heavens. Great, interesting descriptions of another time and place, but characters I thoroughly did not give a damn about. Lots of adverbs, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsi Herring | 9/2/2012

    " One of my favorites. Read it in my American Lit class and fell in love with every line and theme. Beautifully dark. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kari | 6/3/2011

    " I hated this book - it was pure drudgery reading it. I had to read it for a class and I still have flashbacks from this book. I also did not like the professor. It was a miserable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 3/31/2011

    " Have you ever read a book about a Dentist? Maybe you should, it's good and definitely NOT drama free, with a couple murders, greed, and even a "high speed" chase, definitely an excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 3/27/2011

    " The story and characters are haunting in the gritty and raw realism of San Francisco in the late 1800s. This one will stay with you for a very long time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 2/3/2011

    " classic, chilling, san fransico. i read it when i was 17 and scenes of it have stuck with me ever since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/4/2011

    " A rattling good yarn that was sometimes hard to follow, but the depiction of San Francisco's Polk Street at the end of the 19th century is invaluable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 11/22/2010

    " Remarkable book, an uncompromising trip through some of the grimmest aspects of human nature. Completely believable, compulsively readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 10/13/2010

    " I learned that one should always try to dress sharply... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marshaferz | 5/31/2010

    " Didn't manage to finish it. Couldn't remember from night to night what I'd read before. Thankfully, got a plot sumamry at book club so I don't have to continue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 4/20/2010

    " Interesting permutations of greed motifs, and comparison between life in San Francisco at the turn of the century and nature. Pretty boring, though, till about the last 25%. I found the ending to be pretty unsatifactory as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevi | 3/23/2010

    " Finger nibbling has never been sexier. "

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