On the Road

On the Road

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society. Credited as the book that launched Jack Kerouac's career, On the Road epitomized to the world the generation that Kerouac himself named as "beat." It 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
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781481508094
1481508091
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 37 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Parker, Tom - Narrator
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