by Pickett, Rex.

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Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country, in this raucous and surprising novel about men, women, wine, and human relationships.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Brick does an admirable job of bringing to life the characters of Miles and Jack as they head off for a weeklong junket in California wine country in the face of impending marriage, professional duress and a lot of bottled-up emotions. Given the strong performances of Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church in one of last year's most popular films-and that the audio is packaged to tie in with the movie-it makes sense that Brick's portrayals echo those of the two actors. From Miles's quivering tone of despair to Jack's husky, confident exhortations (and even Miles's famously delivered opinion on the prospect of drinking merlot), there are obvious similarities in approach. But Brick deftly builds on that approach and extends it to the further and different adventures the two men endure in Pickett's novel, including a doomed late-night boar hunt with a feckless and potentially dangerous local. He also nicely handles the budding romance between Miles and a lovely, intelligent waitress named Maya, along with the explosive denouement of Jack's misguided fling with a wine pourer named Tara. It makes for a lively reading of this hearty, well-balanced look at the plight of middle age. Based on the Griffin paperback (Reviews, May 17, 2004). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects American fiction 21st century
Automobile travel Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Male friendship Fiction
Divorced men Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.
21st century.
Publisher Ashland :Blackstone Audio, Inc.,2005
Blackstone Audio, Inc.2005
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Brick, Scott.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Scott Brick.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781455105625
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