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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norman MacLean Narrator: David Manis Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781615731138
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In A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean claims that “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son, bridging troubled relationships at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all things are related.

Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of A River Runs Through It that he is “haunted by waters,” so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the twentieth century.

Here, with A River Runs Through It, are two Norman Maclean stories never before on audio:

  • Logging and Pimping and “Your Pal, Jim”
  • USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky
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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shona | 11/4/2011

      " Rating based entirely on the first story, which had a slow growing charm to it although most of it not particularly well written. Other 2 stories were clumsy although I'm sure meaningful to the author and possibly other canadian foresters... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 11/2/2011

      " Set in Montana in 1937, this classic story of family relationships, love, and flyfishing tells of Maclean's desire to be of support to his younger brother and who, in the end, he cannot really help "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collins | 9/20/2011

      " Quite possibly my favorite closing paragraph of any novel. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lance | 9/15/2011

      " Beautiful - the word that Norman's father used so many times throughout his life, is the only word that I need to describe this writing. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 8/24/2011

      " I really enjoyed these stories, but I couldn't get past tripping over so many poorly structured sentences. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Equinox | 8/18/2011

      " The last four pages of A River Runs Through It are pure poetry. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 8/16/2011

      " This is a gem of a book. Simple, clear prose and a sad but beautiful story of his life. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/11/2011

      " This story breaks my heart all over again every time I read it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 7/29/2011

      " This is possibly the best book I have read that is under 200 pages "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynzee | 7/28/2011

      " I read this because I really like the movie. The movie is better. "

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    About the Author
    Author Norman MacLean

    Norman Maclean grew up in and around Missoula, Montana, where he worked in logging camps and for the US Forest Service. He attended Dartmouth College and taught English for forty-six years at the University of Chicago. He began writing A River Runs Through It in his seventies at the request of his children.