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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Brown Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781428199408
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Before his untimely death in 2004, Larry Brown was hailed as one of the world’s greatest living writers. With A Miracle of Catfish, the unfinished but largely complete novel Brown left behind, readers can once again savor his eloquent and unique style. This tale of fatherhood, alienation, and loneliness introduces readers to another set of Brown’s irresistably flawed characters.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/27/2013

    " Read it once several yers ago. The characters still appear in my thoughts. I know these people. Man I wish he had finished this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 12/22/2013

    " Unfinished books don't end well. I was left feeling let down by the notes Brown left for the ending. And parts of it seemed to need a little paring down. But Brown can paint a picture with words and I can feel like I'm there. The characters always cone out just right, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim peeken | 12/18/2013

    " This book is Browns last, published posthumously and unfinished. So far, it as beautiful and dirty and real as anything he wrote previous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 11/17/2013

    " An excellent read. We'll never know how this one would have ended, but an unfinished Larry Brown book is still better than no Larry Brown at all. His characters were so well written, they become a part of your life. His genius will truly be missed in the literary world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 susan | 10/13/2013

    " love, love, love larry brown, but thought this would've been much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 9/30/2013

    " This is the first book I have read of Larry Brown. It is pitch perfect Southern Gothic down to the last delicious detail. I must add additional books by him to my queue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Milton | 6/1/2013

    " mr. BROWN WAS SO FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING. TOO BAD HE LEFT US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 9/3/2012

    " Clearly, some editing would have made the writing a little more fluid. I just couldn't keep up with some of the rants that would take place. Great story, nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/18/2012

    " Wow! I hadn't read anything by this person before, but my best description is that this is what it would be like if John Prine's "Oh Boy!" record label was actually a publishing house, and put out a book written by a John Prine/Steve Goodman/Todd Snider/Dan Reeder combo . . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmett P | 3/16/2012

    " Such an incredible, lively, intricate novel. It is so sad that the Mr.Brown died before the the book could be completed. One of my favorite contemporary American authors. Gone to soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thetodd | 8/15/2011

    " I would give it five stars only if Larry Brown had been able to complete it. A very good read all things considered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/4/2011

    " Come back, Larry Brown! How did it really end??? How sad that this book was never finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thetodd | 5/6/2010

    " I would give it five stars only if Larry Brown had been able to complete it. A very good read all things considered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 2/17/2009

    " mr. BROWN WAS SO FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING. TOO BAD HE LEFT US. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 12/31/2008

    " An excellent read. We'll never know how this one would have ended, but an unfinished Larry Brown book is still better than no Larry Brown at all. His characters were so well written, they become a part of your life. His genius will truly be missed in the literary world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 12/25/2008

    " This is the first book I have read of Larry Brown. It is pitch perfect Southern Gothic down to the last delicious detail. I must add additional books by him to my queue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce | 6/3/2008

    " An amazing story from genius Larry Brown. The characters are so gritty and real. They suck you right in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/29/2008

    " Come back, Larry Brown! How did it really end??? How sad that this book was never finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 9/18/2007

    " This book is Browns last, published posthumously and unfinished. So far, it as beautiful and dirty and real as anything he wrote previous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 7/27/2007

    " Wow! I hadn't read anything by this person before, but my best description is that this is what it would be like if John Prine's "Oh Boy!" record label was actually a publishing house, and put out a book written by a John Prine/Steve Goodman/Todd Snider/Dan Reeder combo . . . . "

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About the Author
Author Larry Brown

Larry Brown (1951–2004) was an American novelist, non-fiction, and short story writer. He won numerous awards including the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, and Mississippi’s Governor’s Award For Excellence in the Arts. He was also the first two-time winner of the Southern Book Award for Fiction.

His notable works include Dirty Work, Father and Son, Joe, and Big Bad Love. In 2013 a film adaptation of Larry Brown’s Joe was released, featuring Nicolas Cage.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.