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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (182 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Conrad Richter Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781440702969
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Published in 1936, this novel presents in epic scope the conflicts in the settling of the American Southwest. Set in New Mexico in the late 19th century, The Sea of Grass concerns the often violent clashes between the pioneering ranchers, whose cattle range freely through the vast sea of grass, and the farmers, or "nesters," who build fences and turn the sod. Against this background is set the triangle of rancher Colonel Jim Brewton, his unstable Eastern wife Lutie, and the ambitious Brice Chamberlain. Richter casts the story in Homeric terms, with the children caught up in the conflicts of their parents. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 1/10/2014

    " Very much enjoyed--touching story about a changing time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coyle | 1/7/2014

    " A quick read about the changing American Southwest. Don't read this for the plot (though it's pretty close to Gilead), read it for the descriptions of the land and the people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/22/2013

    " Sea of Grass seems, if anything, better than I remembered from my first reading of probably 40 years ago. And the historical setting was much more meaningful having just read Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/1/2013

    " Loved the writing and the story, lovely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrismpadgett Padgett | 11/10/2013

    " Got it at Goodwill. Satisfying. At times very emotional. Excellent imagery, reminding me at times of the South Dakota prairie lands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 10/31/2013

    " I finished the book and I found it boring. The author did good at making and developing characters, but the plot was boring. I would not read it again, but recommend it to someone who likes historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sskous | 7/18/2013

    " Graceful, beautiful, evocative writing. Characters are deeply drawn, though the writing is very concise. Amazing work. I'm going to read more by Conrad Richter! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 5/5/2013

    " I have no idea what this was about, but it wasn't exactly the epic conflict between rancher and farmer in the Southwest that the library review promised. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 3/22/2013

    " A pretty straight forward story. Not too particularly interesting though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Carter | 1/17/2013

    " Story told through the eyes of the nephew of an uncle who had a vast cattle ranch, sacrificing much to settle the plains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 9/6/2011

    " This is a great quick read - only 150 pages. It was written back in 1930 about the time when cattlemen and settlers were battling over the southwestern prairies. The descriptions are so vivid you feel like you are right there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Owens | 5/1/2011

    " Haunting tale of MidWest and the early settlement there on the plains. VERY WELL WRITTEN! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sskous | 3/2/2011

    " Graceful, beautiful, evocative writing. Characters are deeply drawn, though the writing is very concise. Amazing work. I'm going to read more by Conrad Richter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrismpadgett | 1/5/2011

    " Got it at Goodwill. Satisfying. At times very emotional. Excellent imagery, reminding me at times of the South Dakota prairie lands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 5/22/2010

    " Sea of Grass seems, if anything, better than I remembered from my first reading of probably 40 years ago. And the historical setting was much more meaningful having just read Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 10/15/2009

    " A pretty straight forward story. Not too particularly interesting though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/25/2009

    " Loved the writing and the story, lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/25/2009

    " This is a great quick read - only 150 pages. It was written back in 1930 about the time when cattlemen and settlers were battling over the southwestern prairies. The descriptions are so vivid you feel like you are right there. "

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About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.