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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58,065 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willa Cather Narrator: Steve Corona Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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I first met Antonia on what seemed to be an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.

These are the first words, spoken by Jim, who leads us into Willa Cather's masterpiece about a spirited girl who, though down trodden by neglect and hard work, never lost the fire of life. Every American must know Antonia, for once they do, they can never forget her. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cami | 2/10/2014

    " Free on kindle! I am suprised at how much I loved this book! There was just something so real and poetic about how it describes the harsh but beautiful prarie living. I'm so grateful to book club for introducing me to this book. I can't wait to discuss it. It seems there are so many layers of meaning in the book, and I can't wait to hear the others' insights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Hayes | 2/9/2014

    " It's all there, exactly as the fans of this book insist: childhood, innocence, young country, immigration, memory etc. So why only thee stars? Because it's almost as flat as the Nebraska it describes. Antonia's simply not that exceptional, and neither is anyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Libasci | 2/8/2014

    " Not a book that will dazzle you with language, but very sweet and warm-hearted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/6/2014

    " A beautiful book. Willa Cather makes the plains and the people living on them come alive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 1/26/2014

    " Masterfully descriptive with a depth of feeling and memory, not overly nostalgic nor faraway flat. Having grown up on the prairie, living life in extremes, this author elegantly put words to the pictures that my heart still holds close. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana | 1/23/2014

    " I think this is probably my favorite book of all time. Willa's writing style is so elegant and captivating. The story has no climax it is just a smooth sojourn with two friends and the paths their lives took. I have never read such a brilliant writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Varner | 1/20/2014

    " One of my favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rahil Zabihi | 1/19/2014

    " I feel like I just come back from a long pleasant trip in America! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 1/7/2014

    " Lovely writing, ringing completely true to the place and time. The ending was a little drawn-out, but I didn't mind because I was so completely wrapped up in the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne Carter | 12/29/2013

    " Story of several families in Nebraska in late 1800 - early 1900's centered on story of girl from Bohemia named Antonia "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackson Burnett | 12/28/2013

    " One of the great novels of the settling of the American West. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Lima | 12/26/2013

    " Well written, but much ado about I don't know what. I confess I read quickly after a while, skipping entire sections. "

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

    " I have been reading the classics lately and happened to buy this one. So glad I did. The writing is wonderful. The whole thing just worked. I couldn't put it down. "

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

    " I did not expect this book to be so good. Cather captured the landscape and people of Nebraska in a time that has long since passed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 6/26/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book! It was so wonderful to read!!! I am looking forward to her other books as well!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elphaba | 5/20/2013

    " Truly a Great Book! Great story, great writing, great characters, great history. This is one I always recommend to anyone asking me about what I think they would enjoy. Because this book appeals to everyone, man or woman, young or old, rich or poor, American or American immigrant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 3/14/2013

    " Notes from 2007: I read this mostly in airports and on airplanes. I really liked it. I had a hard time putting it down. It was not packed with plot and action, but I loved the way it was written. I was a little disappointed with the lasat 25% of the book, but overall it was really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maia | 1/19/2013

    " Unfortunately, I didn't really care for the reader, so I think this book lost some of its charm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/3/2013

    " Wonderful book; giving beautiful and authentic picture of the life on the Great Plains "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaina | 7/14/2012

    " Finished just in time for book club! I thought this book was just gorgeous; it felt slow in the beginning, but then at the end it really snuck up on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/23/2011

    " I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get through this book, it being a classic book, but I loved it. I loved the way it was written, it was so descriptive and beautifully written... I could just picture everything so vividly in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cdenning5 | 5/22/2011

    " Love the style of Willa Cather. Good book about the west and enduring friendships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rbmead | 5/21/2011

    " Excellent story about early American pioneers and the human condition.
    Easy to read- hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/19/2011

    " It took me too many years to finally read this book. I had a different story in mind. This was wonderful. Strong women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 5/17/2011

    " Don't know how I missed reading this book when I was in my pioneer phase. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/15/2011

    " I love this book. I've read it three times over the past 15 years. The writing is poetic, realistic, and moving. You need to read it - especially if you've ever lived in the Midwest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/14/2011

    " I think the title is completely wrong for the book. If I think of it as a love story of the narrator's home land/town, it would be much more appropriate. I never felt like I could connect with Antonia and therefore found it a little unfulfilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 5/13/2011

    " She is a beautiful writer. She develops the characters fully. Probably high school "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 5/12/2011

    " I must have never finished this book. I can't remember the ending, however I do know I was bored! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/12/2011

    " I loved this book. I felt like I'd lived on the ranch and know how it is there! Such a wonderful, lovable character and an interesting life story well told. The last 2 meeting had me in tears. A very heart warming story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/11/2011

    " Just a lovely book. Warmly captures a particular place and era in American history and a complex, eminently likable cast of characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly | 5/11/2011

    " Great book. Very interesting for me because the main character Antonia and few other characters in the book as well came to Nebraska from Bohemia ( Czech Republic from where I am from) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 5/10/2011

    " This book wasn't on the reading lists when I was in school and after hearing a review of it on NPR I decided to read it. I found the story as spacious as the prairie itself. I have an appreciation for the subtleness of the plot and the picture of the times it created. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/10/2011

    " The pictures that Willa Cather paints of Nebraska in the spring and the summer are breathtaking. An easy, gentle read. "

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About the Author
Author Willa Cather

Willa Cather (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, is widely considered one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century. She grew up in Nebraska and is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and Song of the Lark. In 1944 she was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize in1923 for One of Ours.