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3.00595238095238 out of 53.00595238095238 out of 53.00595238095238 out of 53.00595238095238 out of 53.00595238095238 out of 5 3.01 (336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Kuralt Narrator: Charles Kural Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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All New Journeys From the New York Times Bestselling Author Of A Life On The Road

I keep thinking I will find something wonderful just around the bend.

Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to its people, Charles Kuralt has been one of our premier chroniclers -- a man who has helped us see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before.

After retiring from CBS News in 1994, he set out to spend a perfect year in America -- traveling to his twelve favorite American places, in just the right month for a visit to each. With his well-known warmth, humor and insight, he shows them to us now in Charles Kuralt's America.

From Montana in September and Alaska in June to winter in Cajun country and the North Carolina mountains in spring, Kuralt's accounts are filled with people, stories and experiences. Suffused by a poet's love of language and rich in the spirit and flavor of this infinite and varied land, Charles Kuralt's America is, like its author, a national treasure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly charming…a rollicking road show…you get the feeling that the entire nation consists of small neighborhoods in which he, and you, can wander…[Kuralt is] a national treasure.” 

    Washington Post Book World 

  • “It’s no surprise that a friend cultivated and named a daffodil after Kuralt: he’s one sunshiny fellow, and his America is just splendid in its geographic and cultural variations.” 


  • “This pleasant, genial book will be of interest to Kuralt fans.” 

    Library Journal 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenifer | 1/21/2014

    " Here is a traveler who doesn't go to the biggest attraction around before hitting the road. Mr. Kuralt visited one of his favorite regions each month for a year. He just hangs around town talking to the old-timers and enjoying the weather. January in New Orleans where he raves about the best food ever, October in Vermont - the prime season for seeing the leaves, August in Maine...He goes for a hot-air balloon ride and visits a saddle maker in New Mexico. What a pleasant journey we had together! Great writer. I read this, but I think the audio is read by the author and would probably be fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Morgan Lamphere | 1/13/2014

    " Listened to this as an audio book - outstanding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen Valentine | 12/15/2013

    " Listened to this while working in my studio the last few nights. I always loved Kuralt on CBS Sunday Morning and hearing that deep, sonorous voice of his again nearly made me cry. His stories of traveling the country for a year were delicious. It is always a wonder to me that his love of the unique and the quixotic can weave such a spell you come away from his stories feeling as though what happened to him, happened to you. I loved the part about New Orleans best of all but anyone who knows me could have guessed that. A wonderful way to travel while staying home working. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jill | 11/28/2013

    " Reading this book made me want to go visit Charleston in March, eat lobsters in August in Maine, go to Vermont in the fall and see New Mexico. That's what good travel writing is meant to do isn't it? "

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