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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (748 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Woodrell Narrator: Leslie Bellair, Brian Troxel Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a stunningly original (Associated Press) American master.

Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological - motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor.

There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories - between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms - which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life. And, as ever, the music coming from Woodrell's banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer (Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution). Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard Burrage | 2/20/2014

    " There's some dark material here. I liked the writing style but I don't think I'd like to have the author as a guest in my home. I expect he's moody. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/2/2014

    " Not my favorite Woodrell, but I struggle with short stories. Very dark, some humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren Krum | 2/1/2014

    " This is the best book I've read in a long time. I read the entire thing 3 times before giving it back to the lender. Daniel Woodrell writes in a way that makes you both love and fear him as a human being - which I enjoy. The Missouri/Ozark settings of these stories made it very interesting to me and one finds an accurate if not flattering portrait of the region. Heavy, dark and often sad - but truly great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gayla Bassham | 1/30/2014

    " I loved Winter's Bone (and found it very authentic). But--and I say this as someone who grew up about twenty minutes from where these stories are set--the characters in this book did not ring true to me. The writing is lovely, but I don't believe it. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Woodrell

Daniel Woodrell lives in the Missouri Ozarks near the Arkansas state line. His five most recent novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel. Two novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: Woe to Live On, filmed in 1999 by Ang Lee as Ride with the Devil, starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich, and Winter’s Bone, a 2010 film accepted to the US dramatic competition category at the Sundance Film Festival.