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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beryl Bainbridge Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the rainswept summer of 1968, Rose sets off for the United States from Kentish Town to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold, in her suitcase a polka-dot dress and a one-way ticket. In a country rocked by the assassination of Martin Luther King and a rising groundswell of violence, they are to join forces in search of the charismatic and elusive Dr Wheeler - oracle, guru and redeemer - whom Rose credits with rescuing her from a terrible childhood, and against whom Harold nurses a silent grudge. As they trail their quarry, zigzagging through America in a camper van, the odd couple - Rose, damaged child of grey postwar Britain, and nervous, obsessive, driven Harold - encounter a ragged counter-cultural army of Wheeler's acolytes, eddying among dangerous currents of obscure dissent and rage. But somewhere in the wide American darkness, Dr Wheeler is waiting.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gale Howell | 1/31/2014

    " This book took a little while to get going, but just when I thought I was going to stop reading it, I became totally engrossed in the story. An amusing book with several mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/25/2014

    " I'm a bit of a sucker for books set in the 1960s and while some may find Bainbridge's stream-of-consciousness style difficult to read, I felt it helped keep the story movie. Unfortunately, as Bainbridge died before the book was completed, the overall tone of the book feels uneven and poorly edited, no doubt caused in part by other hands working to finish the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Penny | 1/15/2014

    " Abandoned as a 'Life's too short'. Didn't hate it, didn't like it. Bored me more than anything. And I've got far too many books to read that I just know are going to be so much better than this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Abbey | 12/26/2013

    " this book was far too boring for me. so it has gone unfinished. "

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