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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Portis Narrator: Donna Tartt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourteen-year-old Mattie avenges her father's murder, with the help of crusty, one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. This tough Western yarn is eccentric, cool, and unflinching, like Mattie herself, who tells the story 50 years later in a voice strong en Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Gilded with literary quality that can delight book lovers as well as bookkeepers.”


  • “Portis has made an epic and a legend. Mattie Ross should soon join the pantheon of America’s legendary figures such as Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, and Jesse James.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] slender, hugely enjoyable masterpiece.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Much of True Grit’s humor comes from the severity, the biblical humorlessness, of its elderly narrator and her younger self, each an anachronism in her own or any time…[Portis is] no mere ‘cult writer.’ Like the finest comic writers, his understanding that most things are ridiculous lends a special gravity to the things he knows are not.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt Beams | 2/14/2014

    " This book was so compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kt. | 2/13/2014

    " Very "real" narrative. My eleven year old son is reading it now. Can't wait to see the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne Bhargava | 2/11/2014

    " A classic. I love Mattie Ross's straight, no nonsense narration and her observations on all the silly adults around her. Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Taitelbaum | 2/10/2014

    " Yes I saw the movie and the little girl was awesome; she really made the movie. She's obviously the driving force in the book as well. This was a quick read, I finished the whole book in one day. Portis has a great deadpan sense of humor and moves the story along at a very quick pace. If you liked the movie or just like Westerns you will definitely find this book worth your time. Highly recommended! "

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