A Visit From the Goon Squad

A Visit From the Goon Squad

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the troubled young woman he employs, never discover each other's pasts, but the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other people whose paths intersect with theirs in the course of nearly fifty years and in a handful of countries. A Visit from the Goon Squad is about time, about survival, about our private terrors, and what happens when we fail to rebound...
Publisher: North Kingstown : Sound Library, 2010
ISBN: 9780792771753
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital


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Apr 05, 2014

This (audio) book is different and well worth a read (listen) - this is absolutely brilliantly read - does show one disadvantage of audio book - so many characters emerge disappear and re-emerge that I struggled to keep track cos I couldn't "look back to check"

No doubt internet will have a diagram linking them all - if so you may need it

But one again - brilliantly read by Roxana Ortega

kcabrer1 Jul 27, 2012

We read this for my book club. Some of the women didn't like it because of the decadent lifestyles of some of the main characters and what they thought was the confusing way the book was written. But I thought it was brilliantly written from multiple perspectives at different points in time. The characterization was well developed showing the nature of individuals through their interactions with others.

Beth24 Oct 04, 2011

Loved it - clever and compassionate. Reader was perfect.

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