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Bucky F*cking Dent

A Novel
Lu par : David Duchovny
Durée : 6 h et 18 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Humor

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Description

From beloved actor and cultural icon David Duchovny comes a surreal and hilarious new audiobook.

Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel, and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent.

When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana - Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor - Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of.

David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic audiobook demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers - that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

©2016 King Baby, Inc (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Critiques

"Listeners will have no trouble discerning among curmudgeonly Marty, cynical Ted, and good-natured grief counselor Mariana. Nor will they lose interest in the character-driven tale while anticipating each witticism and relishing Duchovny's droll delivery. A highly recommended and essential addition to audio collections." - Booklist

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  • Kelly W.
  • 04/05/2016

David Fucking Duchovny

I took a trip to Louisiana and bought the audiobook for my plane ride there. I have never been one for audiobooks, but listening to this book in David's voice--the way he wanted you to read the book; every pause, every sigh. The book itself is amazing. The story is honestly so pure and good. But listening to it in David's voice brings so much more to the story. Good job, David. Good job.

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  • B. B. Keay
  • 27/04/2017

A Home Run for Duchovny

A great story of family, love, loss, promise, and wit. Duchovny tells a tale spanning the history of a lifetime, two lifetimes really, in what is at once poignant and unapologetically deadpan.

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  • Phillip
  • 24/04/2016

Damn David, nice f*cking job.

Damn David, nice f*cking job. And here I thought you were just another pretty boy. Now I got to go call my dad. Keep swinging, you hit this one out of the park.

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  • John Gary
  • 26/04/2016

Loved it!

I especially love when the author reads his own book because it is the most pure rendering of what he intended. In this case Duchovny not only wrote an enjoyable novel, his reading made it even better for me.

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  • LuAnn Smith
  • 28/08/2017

Loved it!

I loved the flawed and endearing
characters. Knowing firsthand what losing a child feels like, I thought the author did a good job with the layers and colors of that emotion. Very strong performance by the author. I read the book awhile ago, but enjoyed hearing the story read to me!

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  • Erin M. Bleier
  • 04/05/2018

Quirky, poignant, and gut-punchingly moving

I love this book - so much. Duchovny loves words and my pride can be a bit wounded by how much I need to look up certain references, but he makes up for it by so many hilarious bits of misunderstanding and clumsiness that comes from his protagonist’s self-loathing and lack serious game. The prose can be a bit, um, verbose? But once you find the characters’ vibes, it’s a sort of devastatingly moving father-son cuss-fest love story that will stay with me for a long time. Enjoy!

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  • Awesomest
  • 14/01/2018

Beautiful F*cking Book!

Holy shit this was one of the best books ever. And 1000% enhanced by David Duchovny’s narration. We laughed, and cried, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 💯🧡

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  • 07/01/2018

Fantastic

My first by David and I’m glad I listened. It wasn’t exactly what I thought the book was but it was awesome listen.

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  • BigDogCA
  • 10/10/2019

Go Red Socks, into the future Buzz Lightyear!

How do you fit baseball, love you dying dad, erotica with palliative and Joseph Campbell mythical symbolism? i cannot tell you but Duchovny can and does with "Bucky F Dent; " David knows how to spin a tale of father son recogning, after graduate school burnout , beginning life a new and ending life with grace and dignity along with references to piety and the human condition.

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  • Ludicrous Mama blogging at Biting the Hand That Feeds You
  • 09/10/2019

Entertaining plot, read like it was a race to the finish.

I got this thinking it would be more of a comedy, based on the “hilarious” claim in the description. Nope. Entertaining, yes. Great plot, you bet. But I only cracked a smile once, so “hilarious” seems like a bit of a stretch.

I love David Duchovny’s work. But his reading... He read it like he was trying to plow through it as fast as possible. During short dialogues, it was impossible to keep track of who was saying what, since he read so fast and didn’t differentiate the voices recognizably. Sometimes his voice had some emotion, but most of the time it felt very monotonous.