Vertical by Rex Pickett audiobook

Vertical: A Novel

By Rex Pickett
Read by Scott Brick

Blackstone Publishing 9780615392189

The Sideways Trilogy: Book 2

17.53 Hours Unabridged
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The follow-up novel to the blockbuster Sideways, the basis of a major motion picture, tracks the continuing storyof Miles Raymond and his buddy Jack. It’s seven years later. Miles has written a novel thathas been made into a wildly successful movie, and the movie has changed hislife. Jack, contrarily, is divorced, has a kid, and is on the skids. Phyllis,Miles’ mom, has suffered a stroke that’s left her wheelchair-bound and wastingaway in assisted living. She desperately wants to live with her sister inWisconsin. When Miles gets invited to be master of ceremonies at the InternationalPinot Festival in Oregon, he hatches a harebrained road trip. With Jack as hiscopilot, he leases a handicapped-equipped van, hires a pot-smoking Filipinacaretaker, and, with his mother’s rascally Yorkie in tow, they take off forWisconsin via Oregon’s fabled Willamette Valley. This is a road novel for the smartset and wine lover, and it is anything but predictable.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Gold Independent Publisher Award

The follow-up novel to the blockbuster Sideways, the basis of a major motion picture, tracks the continuing storyof Miles Raymond and his buddy Jack.

It’s seven years later. Miles has written a novel thathas been made into a wildly successful movie, and the movie has changed hislife. Jack, contrarily, is divorced, has a kid, and is on the skids. Phyllis,Miles’ mom, has suffered a stroke that’s left her wheelchair-bound and wastingaway in assisted living. She desperately wants to live with her sister inWisconsin. When Miles gets invited to be master of ceremonies at the InternationalPinot Festival in Oregon, he hatches a harebrained road trip. With Jack as hiscopilot, he leases a handicapped-equipped van, hires a pot-smoking Filipinacaretaker, and, with his mother’s rascally Yorkie in tow, they take off forWisconsin via Oregon’s fabled Willamette Valley.

This is a road novel for the smartset and wine lover, and it is anything but predictable.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Better, richer than Sideways.” Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
“Rex Pickett shows that his gift for creating wildly funny scenes is quite intact…The book is laugh-out-loud funny.” New York Journal of Books
“The author’s sequel to Sideways is a tour de force in both story and narration, resulting in a listening experience that has surprises at every corner and is very hard to leave when life intervenes and one must stop listening…Scott Brick’s versatility and malleability is amazing, as he ‘gets’ all the characters—from a stroke addled senior to an often hung-over Jack. The women are subtly and effectively voiced as well. His pacing and ability to portray Miles’ sometimes incessant dour outlook while making him a character with whom the listener can empathize help make this a stellar experience. Cheers!” SoundCommentary.com
“Had me alternately laughing and crying through this hilarious, heartbreaking, and ultimately moving meditation on fame, friendship, and family. Vertical managed to break my heart and then put it back together again, piece by piece…and should abolish any lingering doubts whether the author just got ‘lucky’ with Sideways. This is a work to be both admired and savored like the great Willamette Valley Pinots Miles exults over.” Forth magazine
Vertical is an often over-the-top, sometimes poignant, always entertaining story peppered throughout with impenetrably obscure but colorfully descriptive and eminently accurate adjectives…What happens on the trip north through California accounts for much of the hilarious, ludicrous, and outrageous action…Rex Pickett has not let us down.” Oregon Wine Press

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Author

Author Bio: Rex Pickett

Author Bio: Rex Pickett

Rex Pickett is a California-based screenwriter and author who is most well known for writing Sideways, the book that became a movie and one of the largest-grossing comedy films in Hollywood. The screenplay for the film was named one of the top 100 screenplays of all time by the Writers Guild of America while the movie itself was nominated for five Oscars (winning Best Screenplay) and swept the Golden Globe Awards for 2005. Pickett also wrote the script for the Oscar-winning short film My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York and has garnered numerous awards for his nationwide travel and magazine writing. Pickett resides in Santa Monica, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English