Be Mine: A Frank Bascombe Novel Audiobook, by Richard Ford Play Audiobook Sample

Be Mine: A Frank Bascombe Novel Audiobook

Be Mine: A Frank Bascombe Novel Audiobook, by Richard Ford Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Richard Poe Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: Frank Bascombe Novels Release Date: June 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780063321021

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Longest Chapter Length:

71:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

37:21 minutes

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Publisher Description

From Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford: the final novel in the world of Frank Bascombe, one of the most indelible characters in American literature

Over the course of four celebrated works of fiction and almost forty years, Richard Ford has crafted an ambitious, incisive, and singular view of American life as lived. Unconstrained, astute, provocative, often laugh-out-loud funny, Frank Bascombe is once more our guide to the great American midway.

Now in the twilight of life, a man who has occupied many colorful lives—sportswriter, father, husband, ex-husband, friend, real estate agent—Bascombe finds himself in the most sorrowing role of all: caregiver to his son, Paul, diagnosed with ALS. On a shared winter odyssey to Mount Rushmore, Frank, in typical Bascombe fashion, faces down the mortality that is assured each of us, and in doing so confronts what happiness might signify at the end of days.

In this memorable novel, Richard Ford puts on displays the prose, wit, and intelligence that make him one of our most acclaimed living writers. Be Mine is a profound, funny, poignant love letter to our beleaguered world.

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“In true Updikean fashion, Frank gives the mundane its beautiful due, and his narrative—which meanders as his life has—goes back and forward, from here to there and round again, resulting in a book to sit back and wallow in, driven by characters as much as by plot.”

— Financial Times (London) 


  • “Plenty of heart and wry humor."

    — AARP Magazine
  • “The startling and poignant conclusion unites father and son through love and grief as they learn to ‘give life its full due.’"

    — New Yorker
  • “Be Mine ultimately charts the journey of the human condition and the strivings, failings, and resiliency of the human heart. A fitting finale to the landmark Bascombe saga, this ranks among Ford’s best.”

    — Bookist (starred review)


  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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About Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the multiaward–winning author of short stories and numerous books, including Independence Day, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Both Canada and Let Me Be Frank with You made the New York Times bestsellers list.

About Richard Poe

Richard Poe, a professional actor for more than thirty years, has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 1776 and M. Butterfly. On television he has had recurring roles on Star Trek and Frasier. His films include Born on the Fourth of July and Presumed Innocent. Poe is a well-known and prolific audiobook performer and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.