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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,628 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Shepard Narrator: Hale Appleman, Tom Bower, John Getz, Amy Madigan, Robert Parsons, Jeff Perry, Madeline Zima Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in December, 2011.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/9/2014

    " In some ways it's like watching a train wreck. Well crafted. I'd love to see this play on the stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syco | 2/3/2014

    " Holy fuck! What a brilliant play. Sobering and laugh out loud funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liana | 2/1/2014

    " One of the more disturbing dramas I've read. Tres creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/23/2014

    " Crazy play. I'm not really sure what to think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Bratkowski | 1/22/2014

    " A truly cryptic play that is fit for anyone who wants to have unnecessary nightmares. This is one of the plays that helps me realize why people are going to the theatre in drove these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 1/17/2014

    " Fun to read about a family with more issues than mine! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 12/18/2013

    " I agree with other reviewers in that the play had a promising start, but eventually degenerated into chaotic nonsense. It could, of course, be argued that this is the point Shepard wishes to convey, but any impact was lost on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/15/2013

    " A galvanic theatre piece that stands in the proud tradition of plays like Oedipus and Ghosts that use the dynamics of family life to work out man's relationship to the larger force of history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Canann | 11/28/2013

    " A Fierce 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner. A form of exorcism grappling with demonic forces in America "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 11/27/2013

    " I have read this play about seven or eight times. I used this play for my final script analysis project in college and kept finding more and more bizarre qualities hidden in the text each time I read it. I am a huge fan of dark plays with twisted characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 11/12/2013

    " Love Shepard's disturbing twists. Rich characters, full of true terror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 11/7/2013

    " A very interesting, and very good play. Although I did not immediatley understood everything, I could not put the book down. Everything about this is great, from story, to characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/6/2013

    " I loved it and hated it so i'm averaging it to like. It is a really really bizarre book that leaves you utterly baffled and lost but is interesting in its uniqueness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luna Selene | 7/29/2013

    " I'm not even too sure what to say about The Buried Child. It was all too strange, in the backwoods kind of way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 6/17/2013

    " This is some scary, crazy, awesome sh*t. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 5/18/2013

    " the monologue about hearing his father attempt to return under the influence is incredible. model airplanes are involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 4/21/2013

    " Craziness. In a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/22/2013

    " Incredible, eerie story telling and entrancing character development over the course of the play. Freaky stuff here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/3/2013

    " This play was super engrossing-- I didn't want to stop reading it. BUT it was really disturbing. I felt uncomfortable throughout most of it. I definitely think that's natural considering the main themes involved fighting for power/dominance and incest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 chris | 1/11/2013

    " This play is one extended nightmare visit home, and I'd like to see it performed someday. There's a scene in it that I could swear was ripped off for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Next Generation. It's a scary, surreal read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 1/9/2013

    " one of best plays ever. so many layers. the death of the American family...Tilden is my favorite character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/26/2012

    " I have to say- this play is MESSED up. This play shows the destruction of a family from the inside out, and I was relieved when I finished it, not because it was bad, but because I couldn't wait to get out of these characters' minds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 11/9/2012

    " The widely recognized and esteemed play of Sam Shepard's career, an imagined worse case of what could happen to one's history, role and status in the family if they drink and you don't return home for too long a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nata | 10/10/2012

    " This piece is one hundred percent dark, twisted, and wonderful. I did, however, feel that after reading it I wanted to give Mr. Shepard a hug and a plate of tiny tacos to feel better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 6/28/2012

    " I admire the scripts when they're well acted, but they're too reliant on performance to be interesting to read. And may I also add that as much as I admire Shepard (and I really do), I'm so grateful not to be living in his miserable world. "

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