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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendell Berry Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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From the simple setting of his own barber shop, Jayber Crow, orphan, seminarian, and native of Port William, recalls his life and the life of his community as it spends itself in the middle of the 20th century.

Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flik | 2/14/2014

    " Loved loved loved this book. Didn't want to finish it. I must go read his other books from the same setting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 2/13/2014

    " This book is a fascinating journey into the rural values of our past and how they have evolved/been destroyed (depending on your point of view) by technological progress and demographics. It is also a wonderful tale of one man's spiritual quest and journey throughout his span on the planet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayme | 2/5/2014

    " Simply delightful. This is the best book I've read this year!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 2/4/2014

    " It took me a long time to read this, but that's sort of what the book is about. A well written story of a slow moving way of living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/15/2014

    " This is the type of book I generally like. Berry doesn't have much of a story line. He writes about a life in time and place, creating believable characters and honest dialog. I wish he would do a tad less philosophizing and let the characters carry his story a bit more. I am by nature nostalgic, backward-looking and small-town oriented so he's already got me on his side. Unfortunately he sometimes lost me when Jayber went on for pages and pages about trying to reconcile religion. I actually had to skip over a few pages in the middle. Still, I liked the book, and might read another of his. I would be most interested in Burley Coulter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 1/14/2014

    " Excellent story of a man's journey through life in a time when things like hard work and loyalty were admired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Anne | 1/8/2014

    " The first book of 2012 was a worthy read. Jayber is a complex and brilliant character, and this is another one of those pastoral books that manage to hold my attention as well as an adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 12/16/2013

    " This novel uses the form of a memoir. Jayber Crow returned to his home country at age 22 and settled in as a bachelor barber. His writing illuminates the changes during the middle 50 years of the century, especially the desvastation of Rural America and agriculture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 12/7/2013

    " Best book I've read in a long time. Within the first few pages, I knew Wendell Berry was on my "must-read" list. A great example of good Christian writing. (Note: Not what would be called a "good Christian book"). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petar | 11/29/2013

    " The genius of Berry's essays in the power of a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara Young | 11/11/2013

    " An intimate and caring look at life in a small town. Portions of it get slow (too much thinking inside one person's head), but worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doneen | 10/15/2013

    " This is one of my very favorite books EVER! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 10/11/2013

    " takes a little bit to get going (hence the 4 stars), but well worth it once you get into it. you get a good chance of seeing berrys perspectives on land use and industrialization in america through some awesome narrative. probably one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 10/2/2013

    " Long, slow read but full of meaning. Follows the life of one man who is the barber and icon in town. Great gems in the end as he's reflecting. Watches/admires a married woman from afar (painful). Decent guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane Anderson | 7/16/2013

    " This is a beautifully written American masterpiece, capturing the wonder and simplicity of rural country life. There is a message to take away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 10/16/2012

    " Excellent book on many levels. As a straight forward read it is funny and touching about a small town, its people, and it changes over time. It can also be read on the level of religion or the downside of Agribusiness, death of the small town among many others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Barr | 10/6/2012

    " I loved this one. Folksy wisdom on every page "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Parker | 5/29/2012

    " This is the only Wendell Berry book that I have read but I intend to read more of his works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Galadriel | 8/1/2011

    " This was one of the best written, most profound books I've read in a while. It's pastoral fiction and is a simultaneously funny, heart-wrenching, and introspective portrait of a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 7/8/2011

    " What a great book. Incredibly well written and just very interesting! It kept my attention the entire time, even though the pace of the book is what I would call meandering. It had a lot of insight and generally sound observations of life as we know it. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh McLeroy | 5/4/2011

    " One of my top five favorite books, ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paddy | 4/18/2011

    " I'm on a Berry/Port William kick, fueled by my library's generous supply of these novels on CDs. Fine listening and probably fine reading as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 3/25/2011

    " It starts out to be hopeful and contemplative but by the middle it gets to be tedious and philosophical. I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 3/16/2011

    " It took me a long time to read this, but that's sort of what the book is about. A well written story of a slow moving way of living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 3/10/2011

    " Eloquent and winding, a wonderful read for anyone who feels connected to the land. Loved berry's insights into humankind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flik | 2/28/2011

    " Loved loved loved this book. Didn't want to finish it. I must go read his other books from the same setting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 2/26/2011

    " This novel uses the form of a memoir. Jayber Crow returned to his home country at age 22 and settled in as a bachelor barber. His writing illuminates the changes during the middle 50 years of the century, especially the desvastation of Rural America and agriculture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/24/2011

    " This book, along with everything else by Wendell Berry, is a joy to read. I laughed, I cried, I longed for a community and a deeper connection to the land. You should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/21/2011

    " I've enjoyed this book so much, I've read it twice! "

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