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Summary

California, 1957. Lee Mellon believes he is the descendant of the only Confederate general to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker of truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo.

For the first time in audio, A Confederate General from Big Sur was the late Richard Brautigan's first published novel, written when he was 28.

©1964 Richard Brautigan (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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It had its moments…

But all in all I’m glad it was this short. Maybe it just wasn’t for me.

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Well…….

It was weird, it was good, it was Brautigan, I expected nothing less. Really enjoyable.

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Revisiting

Have always highly rated RBs writing enjoyable to have this book so well read I will listen to them all.

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  • Sam H.
  • 07-03-19

Fun story - audio is fine

Genuinely funny, different than a typical beau story. The audio is not missing anything as another reviewer said.

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  • Michael J Gore
  • 25-06-21

Still weirdly magical

I first read this in 1970 or 71 and found it enchanting, mystifying and sometimes disturbing. Nothing has changed since then.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

Broken audio file

**Edit: checked again May 2019 and now the audio works fine throughout.**

There is a whole hour of audio that is missing in the middle starting around 1:54:00.