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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marilynne Robinson Narrator: James Wood Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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Marilynne Robinson discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling second novel, the lyrical, luminous, unforgettable story of minister John Ames, as told poetically in a long letter to his young son. His powerful story spans three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century. This is a book that is being passed hand to hand and that booksellers nationwide are recommending. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Toward the end of the book, there is a moment where a prodigal son is blessed. I found it to be the most compelling point of the story, even though it is a small part of the greater narrative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. | 5/18/2011

    " I love this book very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Genevieve | 5/10/2011

    " Has been pretty slow going. Glad I'm listening to it rather than reading, or I'd never make it through. It takes some concentration, like listening to a grandparent tell a few long stories all woven together in possibly, but not likely, some kind of order. Will finish it eventually.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 5/9/2011

    " slow moving, carefully built & reflective. small town iowa w depth & heart, profound but not preachy, ironically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ctb | 5/7/2011

    " Masterpiece. My current favorite novel. Imaginative, moving, gifted story telling.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 5/5/2011

    " I loved Housekeeping so I picked up this book. The writing is fantastic but the fact that it is written as a letter makes it one-sided and emotionally bare at times. But I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 5/4/2011

    " One of my favorite novels of all time, one of the few i reread over the years. deeply moving as a spiritual journey through life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pablo | 4/30/2011

    " Hum...ok book. The first half was interesting, but began to drag in the second half. Very slowly unfolding story told in flashback in memior/letter-written form. Kind of got bored with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanii | 4/30/2011

    " Didn't love this book, but every time I tried to quit reading it, I ended up picking it up again and reading just a few more pages... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/27/2011

    " A preacher?s letter to his son "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/26/2011

    " It is smooth, poignant, filled with love and forgiveness and ironic in its imperfect humanity. And, I have no criticism to make which in itself is a rather immense compliment. "

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About the Author
Author Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and Housekeeping, and four books of nonfiction, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam, and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.