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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Jerome Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Stone Work, critically-acclaimed author John Jerome describes the back-breaking but soul-strengthening task of building a stone wall on his New England farm. Equipped only with gloves, elemental tools, and the sense to get out of the way of rolling boulders, Jerome tries to reconstruct a wall in a year. The job begins on a whim - he decides to move a stone wall hidden in the woods on his property for the sheer pleasure of seeing it from his house. While wrangling, lugging, rolling, and carting an entity that responds only to gravity and leverage, Jerome grasps the gifts of the seasons and the complexities of being a middle-aged male. Philosophical, yet almost giddy with the excitement of doing something extraordinary, Stone Work is a delight. Narrator Ed Sala's gifted storytelling enhances Jerome's graceful prose, and lends vibrant voice to the gentle humor and self-effacing ruminations of a man of letters confronted with lugging tons of rock.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Courtney | 11/4/2012

    " This is a scrapbook of unexplored ideas about the author's desire to be more of a romantic about nature. It is over-written and under-thought. Avoid at all costs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Betsy Leslie | 10/13/2012

    " Great, feel-good book. 50something man escapes his NYC life and moves to rural New England where he takes up building stone walls. Wonderful exploration of what makes a person "tick." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grady Ormsby | 6/14/2012

    " The subtitle says it all. This book is a sort of grandchild of Thoreau's "Walden." Philosophical. Insightful. Witty. Provocative. Challenging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 4/16/2012

    " "two on one, one on two" -- life lesson learned from reading this book years ago. "

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