King of the Mild Frontier Audiobook, by Chris Crutcher Play Audiobook Sample

King of the Mild Frontier Audiobook

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Read By: Chris Crutcher Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781400094783

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

47

Longest Chapter Length:

08:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

33 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:16 minutes

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Publisher Description

Do You Know: •A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? •That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool? •That Jesus had an older brother? •How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? •How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism? •How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage? Chris Crutcher knows the answers to these things and more. And once you have read about Chris Crutcher's life as a dateless, broken-toothed, scabbed-over, God-fearing dweeb, and once you have contemplated his ascension to the buckskin-upholstered throne of the King of the Mild Frontier, you will close this book, close your eyes and hold it to your chest, and say, "I, too, can be an author." Hell, anyone can.

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"Chris Crutcher is an honest guy. He puts is all out there for us to enjoy in this humorous autobiography. Many of the characters and inspirations to his books show up here. A must read for any Crutcher fan (and if you're not a fan of the self-proclaimed "king of the banned-book list" I think you will be by the time you finish.)"

— Marcia (5 out of 5 stars)

King of the Mild Frontier Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Less than compelling. I'll stick to his fiction. "

    — Elena, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Saw him speak this summer - loved the voice in this (especially as I have two little boys and the sections on brothers crack me up...) "

    — Sara, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great author! A fun, laugh out loud autiobiography! "

    — Luckylyn86, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Chris Crutcher's childhood in Cascade, Idaho is artfully told with wit, humor, anger, and a TON of great great stories. I would definitely recommend this book to teenagers, whether or not they had read any of Crutcher's other books -- Crutcher's young life was hilarious and sad, and above all, Crutcher is a great storyteller. "

    — Sara, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " His Biography - the basis for all his books. "

    — Jean, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this is a great book about his life and it's just so funny becuase there were a lot of things that he went through and that he saw! my teacher read this to our class and it was the funniest thing i definatly recommmend to everybody that loves a good funny book "

    — Jasmine, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It wasn't the best book I ever read, but it was ok. I don't really like autobiographies but reading about Chris Crutchers childhood was kind of interesting. "

    — Dani, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My students would care less about this book. This was purely a a fun read for me and it was fun. I laughed until I cried in some places. Crutcher is a contempary, someone who grew up when I did during the fifties and sixties. I had an instant connection with the text. "

    — Sherry, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is hilarious, in the tradition of Patrick McManus! It is also an interesting study in how an author's life influences their writing. "

    — Michelle, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Extremely entertaining. Chris Crutcher captures the truth of growing up with humor and compassion. One small critique is it jumps around from age to age so it sometimes gets a little hard to follow. "

    — Shannon, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Poor, ridiculed 11 year old kid stuck in the mud on his bike says: "Shut your mouth you big fat shit-burger!" My favorite line of the book! I laughed out loud which doesn't usually happen when I read. "

    — Katie, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Absolutely delightful read that took me back to my own youth. There was lots of sizzling humor and clever figurative language interspersed insightful wisdom. "

    — Nancy, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Can you relate to an older, horrible sibling? No? Never had a problem with a few little words? "-your name here-, want to try something?" Run, do not walk, run. "

    — Elizabeth, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Parts of it were hilarious and interesting, and others were just.. no. "

    — Victoria, 8/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book, but not his best. "

    — Katherine, 3/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Chris Crutcher, I am an official fan. Unlike the books, which are seriously serious, the memoir is hilarious. A little "difficult" to read, but I suppose so are the novels. A definite recommendation for anyone who's liked any Chris C. novels -- even though there are very few explicit references. "

    — Niki, 3/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It wasn't great. It was mildly interesting. It certainly wasn't as good as the other books I've read from him such as "Running Loose" and "Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes". It gave me some great new perspectives and philosophies though. "

    — Alex, 2/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love Chris Crutcher's books, and this biography gives some very enlightening insights into his characterization and influences. He's a gifted storyteller, whether he's telling his story or somebody else's. "

    — Michele, 1/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Hilarious and heart felt memoir of this wonderful author's boyhood. "

    — Jen, 12/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " laughed for hours reading this one "

    — Elisha, 12/4/2012

About Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher has written several critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.