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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (381 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gore Vidal Narrator: Gore Vidal Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, New York Times best-selling author Gore Vidal is one of the true masters of American letters. In this extraordinary memoir, Vidal recalls his accomplishments and defeats, discusses the friends and enemies he has made, and contemplates the nature of mortality.

In the Navy during World War II, Vidal was forced to use point to point navigation whenever compasses failed. It is an apt analogy for his life, which has been filled with glorious triumphs as well as spectacular controversies. Never afraid to enter uncharted waters, Vidal has had relationships with innumerable luminaries, including President Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Greta Garbo, and others.

Thoroughly engaging and, of course, provocative, Point to Point Navigation is the fascinating story of an American icon. Vidal himself narrates this memoir, intimately sharing the stories of his own life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/13/2014

    " thoroughly worth reading. but i'm a big gore vidal fan, so of course i enjoyed this audiobook -- read by mr. vidal himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 2/5/2014

    " Short book on a well lived life, with many unexpected guests floating about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ob-jonny | 1/20/2014

    " Entertaining autobiography of Gore Vidal. This is a guy who's had an interesting life. He knew many interesting famous people from the middle 20th century. As a teenager he was an step-brother of Jackie Kennedy and he was close to the Kennedy family. He has an interesting and plausible take on what really happened with the JFK assassination. He has so many interesting observations about politics and American culture going back 80 years. He actually interacted with Huey Long as a little kid because of his influential father. His observations span that early time all the way to the modern day when he also has powerful insights over the current wars and political system. The descriptions of movies show how different life was back in the 30s. When a person used to see a movie back then they knew they would probably never see it again and so they would have to try to remember everything. What a contrast with the modern overload of information. He had a funny observation about his address book as an old man because so many of the people written in it have, as he said "fallen off the perch" or "ridden on ahead". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Yell | 12/24/2013

    " Vidal is always a fun read. Unfortunately Gore Vidal skipped much I found fascinating about him; his involvement at the '68 convention when he debated Buckley, his appearances with Cavett (including the famous meeting with Norman Mailer), and his writing process. Probably my favorite novelist. "

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