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That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
That Old Cape Magic - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Richard Russo, Arthur Morey (Narrator)
Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is very much alive and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. For Griffin this is akin to drivin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739318928
ISBN-10: 0739318926
Publication Date: 8/4/2009
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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reviewed That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This was the second Richard Russo book I have read. The first was "The Bridge of Sighs". Both left me disappointed in the end. A friend of mine who has read both of these in addition to "Empire Falls" said that "Empire Falls" was the better of the three. I feel as though Russo's writing tends to be over desprictive and under plot in the sense that you're reading more of a biography than a actual sequence of events. I found myself saying "get on with it already" several times in the book. As a previous review stated, the novel does exhibit a well defined and realistic family profile. Perhaps this is Russo's main goal in writing and I'm expecting something that is not in the author's preference.
reviewed That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 808 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is the first Russo I've read and I loved this study of family dynamics! I liked even the unlikable characters and really appreciated his writing.
reviewed That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 199 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I have just discovered Russo. Sometimes he gets a bit windy and repetitive, and sometimes the ending is anti-climatic and feels too short for the wind-up. I love his character depictions- I feel like they are standing right next to me, and his descriptions of marriage, youth, and New England are great. This may not be the greatest literature ever, but it is a great escape, and I find that I ignore my children's requests for food while reading it!
reviewed That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 96 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was a good book. For a while, I thought it was about a man who never grew up, blaming his dysfunctional parents for how he turned out. I changed my mind as I read further. His daughter's rehearsal dinner was so funny that I really laughed my head off. After that, everything changed for the better. I'd recommend it.
reviewed That Old Cape Magic (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Funny and poignant tale about marriage, relationships, betrayal, and the unsought puzzle of self-awareness. Well-written. An enjoyable read.
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