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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Russo Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town—and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Jessica Tandy.

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  • "Russo is a master craftsman....Nobody's Fool is a big, rambunctious novel with endless riffs and unstoppable human hopefulness. The Boston Globe
  • "Simple as family love, yet nearly as complicated, Richard Russo's confident, assured novel sweeps the reader up in the daily life of its characters. San Francisco Chronicle
  • “An intelligently drawn portrait…What has made Russo’s work so consistently compelling is the depth of character, the richness of life.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Richard Russo [is] a masterful storyteller with a mission: to chronicle with insight and compassion the day-to-day life of small town America…He is compulsively readable…Alternating episodes of boisterous humor with moments of heart-wrenching pathos, he captures with perfection the pulse of small-town life and the rhythm of dramatically changing seasons…His characters are wholly sympathetic, but they also are human.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Few novelists plow this soil with more even-handed ease and naturalness than Russo…He demonstrates a rare ability to find affection for even his most empty [characters] while questioning the choices of those he most values…His success in keeping us involved is especially impressive.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Reading this large, comfortable, good-natured novel…feels great…[It] teems with local characters…richly conceived and drawn so lovingly that you can’t help but like them.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “The fun of this novel is in hearing these guys (and women) talk…They’re funny, quick, and inventive. The novel’s tone has the same…intelligence as its characters.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Remarkable....A revelation of the human heart. The Washington Post

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/15/2014

    " Russo paints such thorough and true-to-life portraits of his characters that I find myself choosing to spend the time with them the way I would real-life company. "Do I feel like getting brought down by xxxxx tonight?" "Will xxxxx annoy me or piss me off too much for my current mood?" I hugely admire Russo's skill in this manner, even if it's the same reason it took me so long to finish this one. This book is Russo through and through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan | 1/28/2014

    " This book is hilarious and heartwarming. It has the classic Russo smart-ass humor and is very intelligently written. Also typical is the small town setting with a wild cast of characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Helen | 1/9/2014

    " this is another one of my all-time favorite books. such beautifully defined characters, so complex and so simple. such a wonderfully crafted story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 12/22/2013

    " The story of a crusty old guy in a small town in upstate New York. He's a likeable loser. The book is funny and often sweet. If you saw the movie starring Paul Newman, that's pretty much the book. "

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