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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Spiotta Narrator: Elisabeth S. Rodgers Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stone Arabia tells the story of a brother and sister, Nik and Denise, now in their 40s. The sister is the reluctant caregiver in the family, dealing with an ailing mother and single-parenting her 20-something daughter. The brother is a failed rock musician. Rather than confront his lack of success head-on, Nik creates a highly detailed fictional world where his imaginary band releases records; they're reviewed; there's correspondence with fans; fawning press coverage; and more. It's all very ornate, and somewhat charming; if also deranged. He actually makes the music, too, and dutifully sends off hand-crafted editions to his immediate friends and family. But he's winding down his main musical series - a set of CDs started at 20 and he's just issued #1 - and his sister fears the worst....

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mundi | 2/17/2014

    " This was a well-written book, but overall it just didn't really make me feel anything - it was just kinda there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa Griffin | 1/28/2014

    " If I could give half stars, I'd have given this one 3.5 - somewhere between "liked" and "really liked" it. On the plus side, the book is intelligent, filled with quotable lines, fun rock and roll references and people so real you're sure you know them. On the other side, it's really sad, reminding us that the arrogance and idealism of youth inevitably give way to the disillusionments of middle age and dysfunctional relationships and unpaid bills. Tough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wesley | 1/20/2014

    " A strange book about a woman whose brother spent his adult life making himself into an imaginary rock star. In the end it is not clear whether the brother himself is a creature of her imagination. Regardless, the depiction of a strange family that is nonetheless close is very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elliott | 1/18/2014

    " What took me so long to read this? One of the best novels I've read in a long, long time. "

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