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Books: A Memoir Audiobook (Unabridged)

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Larry McMurtry is known to be reclusive and extremely private, rarely giving interviews or making public appearances. Audiences are therefore sure to be eager to hear this intimate and surprisingly personal memoir of the brilliant writer's love affair with books.

McMurtry writes about his life as a boy growing up in a largely bookless world; as a young man devouring the world of literature; as a fledgling writer and family man; and as one of America's most prominent bookmen, becoming the astute and adventurous collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible books in Georgetown, Houston, and his hometown of Archer, Texas.

In Books: A Memoir, McMurtry gives us a lively look at the eccentrics who collect, sell, or simply lust after rare books. Books is like the best kind of diary - full of wonderful anecdotes, amazing characters, great gossip, and shrewd observations about authors, book people, literature, and himself. At once chatty, revealing, and deeply satisfying, Books is, like its author, erudite, life-loving, and full of great stories. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Mike | 3/28/2011

    " Good read until last few chapters about certain eccentric acquaintances.:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Linda | 3/15/2011

    " I got tired of McMurtry's account of his life as a book collector, and didn't finish the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sandy | 3/8/2011

    " Interesting and I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Sara | 2/20/2011

    " The author of Lonesome Dove and former Rice University student takes a look at his love affair with reading and writing. It resonated with me :-) "

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About the Author
Author Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.