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Author: Charles Kuralt Narrator: Charles Kuralt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2000 ISBN: 9780743544504
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Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio!

On the Road with Charles Kuralt

Featuring Charles Kuralt with an introduction by Wallace Kuralt

"To read the front pages, you might conclude that Americans are mostly out for themselves...but you can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition."

In this collection of short audio essays, Charles Kuralt takes us from the countryside to the big cities to introduce us to the fascinating people and places that only he could find. Kuralt captures the humor and compassion of ordinary people leading extraordinary lives.

From the bestselling book On the Road with Charles Kuralt, these classic stories represent Kuralt's defining, and perhaps finest, work. Never before released on audio, this collection ensures that his unforgettable voice will be heard by generations to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Most of the small miracles that Kuralt unearths have to do with men and women dedicated to a craft, a goal, or a code of honor.

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “His people are the heart and soul of America, and his stories celebrate them—how they cling to their dreams, move to a singular beat, and stare down adversity…Gems of stories about uncommon common man.” 

    Associated Press

  • “A crazy quilt of American divided into nine thematic groupings reflecting, among other things, Kuralt’s interest in unsung heroes, joshers, big dreamers, small-town life, popular culture, language, and disappearing technologies.” 

    Denver Post

  • “Kuralt seeks out that rare American breed called unlikely heroes.” 

    Detroit Free Press

  • New York Times bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/29/2010

    " Such a comforting and happy book- the idea of hopping in your car, driving down back roads and through small towns, and discovering wonderful characters and magical places. Boy, am I in the mood for a road trip! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 11/6/2009

    " While I like listening to Kuralt's vignettes, this was a little different. It did not read as essay rather was just a written transcript of some of his interviews. But I love reading about the places he's been and things he's seen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 6/2/2009

    " Sweet snippets of stories from his show. Charles Kuralt was a sweet man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/3/2007

    " This was a light read, very pleasant. Kuralt is a nice person to spend a few hours with. Not to be read with serious literature in mind, but rather a relaxing visit with a warm, thoughtful companion who shares his adventures. "

About the Author

Charles Kuralt (1934–1997) was an acclaimed journalist and author. He was most widely known for his career at CBS as the anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning and his “On the Road” segments on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. Some of his works include A Life on the Road, North Carolina is My Home, and Charles Kuralt’s America. Before working at CBS, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked as the editor of the Daily Tar Heel. He also worked as a reporter for the Charlotte News in his home state; his column in the paper, “Charles Kuralt’s People,” won him an Ernie Pyle Award.