Boyle’s a wonderful storyteller. You can actually relate most of the plots after you’ve read them. He’s great at making you believe that a character thinks the crazy thing he’s doing makes sense or needs to be done.
I began to tire of the cynical nature of the stories about 2/3 of the way through, but kept listening. I think part of it was the direction that the reader was given. I suspect that his relentlessly angry delivery doesn’t do justice to Boyle’s prose. The reader seemed to be playing the same character through all the stories about diverse individuals.
Still, worth a read or a listen. I haven’t ever gotten through a T.C. Boyle novel, but might try another short story collection.