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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 was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Prize of American Fiction. She is also the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.