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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Kerouac Narrator: Graham Parker Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Hear Jack Kerouac's most radical experiment in language and storytelling - an enormous paean to that singular and influential figure Neal Cassady. A fusion of radical improvisation, bold reportage, and oracular voice, it is Kerouac's ultimate version of his ultimate masterpiece, On the Road. The selections featured in this recording capture Kerouac's astonishing spontaneity, a quality that inspired Allen Ginsberg to dub Visions of Cody the most sincere and holy writing I know of our age. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 2/9/2014

    " OMG. Kerouac has a bizarre writing style ignoring punctuations, paragraphs, etc. Great story if you can get past the opiate fueled writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will | 2/9/2014

    " Oh god, this book almost finished me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michal Rohal | 2/7/2014

    " My most favourite book by Jack Kerouac so far. A story of friendship, long roads, empty pockets, alcohol, drugs and jazz. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/30/2014

    " very, very dense.hard to get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sea jay | 1/19/2014

    " I really wanted to like this book, but the paragraphs of complete nonsense really turned me off to it. I thought the taped recordings were humorous at parts, and there are a few golden lines in the text, but for the most part, this book is incomprehensible and a mess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 12/30/2013

    " Of all the non- On the Road , I think I like this one best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/21/2013

    " the transcribed section is fantastic and the prior sections are good for background/lead up, afterwards is tedious and unrewarding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 11/19/2013

    " Incomprehensible! Some really cool word combinations to steal for songwriting, but overall, do drugs and write your own masterpiece. Pulled this one out recently and found a photo of my brothers girlfriend from years ago, and I hadn't put it in there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 11/19/2013

    " this one was great, not as good as on the road though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 11/16/2013

    " An experimental masterpiece. Kerouac undiluted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimmy | 11/10/2013

    " Just too much, Jack. This is why we have editors. Your momentum in the first 100 was inspiring, but it became too much of the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/5/2013

    " another fantastic kerouac. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 9/7/2013

    " Got about halfway through and did not finish. It was too scattered to keep up with... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/10/2013

    " great! Very REAL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 5/20/2013

    " had its moments, but a bit hard to follow... will pry try to read again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/8/2013

    " Kerouac's masterwork. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Ding | 4/15/2013

    " like being hit repeatedly in the face with a big fat rainbow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregor | 2/26/2013

    " hard to swallow but complete in the moment zen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Brinkmann | 7/12/2012

    " The middle section is wack, but I like the first section. Still have most of the final section to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M. Cornelis van der Weele IV | 5/16/2012

    " Author keeps notebook, friends have it published after he dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Markham | 12/1/2011

    " A hell of a read! Don't start your Kerouac here it won't make sense. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karl W. | 10/8/2011

    " I made it through about 200 pages and then just gave up. This should never have been published. Ugh. (And I am a Kerouac fan!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 10/3/2011

    " Part of this was a redux of On the Road. It starts out promising with its experimental narrative, but then gets derivative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 9/25/2011

    " Hard to read; super stream of consciousness, includes tapes of conversations, the true spontaneity of Neal Cassady. Interesting but yes, confusing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stantontas | 6/24/2011

    " Probably shouldn't mark as read, but I did try, I just couldn't get away with it. Repetitive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregor | 4/8/2011

    " hard to swallow but complete in the moment zen
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 2/22/2011

    " As somebody said, "This is not writing, it's typing." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karl | 1/7/2011

    " I made it through about 200 pages and then just gave up. This should never have been published. Ugh. (And I am a Kerouac fan!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 12/26/2010

    " Got about halfway through and did not finish. It was too scattered to keep up with... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 7/8/2010

    " not consistent but points of brilliance, really enjoyed the transcribed dialogue in the middle "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 5/19/2010

    " The middle section is wack, but I like the first section. Still have most of the final section to go. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie | 2/3/2010

    " Hard to read; super stream of consciousness, includes tapes of conversations, the true spontaneity of Neal Cassady. Interesting but yes, confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 9/17/2009

    " this one was great, not as good as on the road though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Will | 5/28/2009

    " Oh god, this book almost finished me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 4/19/2009

    " the transcribed section is fantastic and the prior sections are good for background/lead up, afterwards is tedious and unrewarding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sea | 1/27/2009

    " I really wanted to like this book, but the paragraphs of complete nonsense really turned me off to it. I thought the taped recordings were humorous at parts, and there are a few golden lines in the text, but for the most part, this book is incomprehensible and a mess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 1/23/2009

    " OMG. Kerouac has a bizarre writing style ignoring punctuations, paragraphs, etc. Great story if you can get past the opiate fueled writing style. "

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About the Author
Author Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. He attended local Catholic schools and eventually Columbia University, becoming in the late 1940s and early 1950s a member of what was soon to be called “the beat generation.” His first novel appeared in 1950, but it was On the Road, published in 1957, that epitomized to the world the beat philosophy. This novel created a sensation by chronicling a spontaneous and wandering way of life in a style that seemed founded both on jazz and on drug-induced visions. Kerouac published several novels, and Mexico City Blues is a volume of his poetry.