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Biography & Memoir


by | Read by William Dufris

Biography & Memoir • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

This memoir by one of America's most accomplished writers is not about his writing, or even writing in general. It's about his passion for books, which started with his own reading and later mushroomed into an eclectic used and rare book business in the previously bookless town of Archer, Texas. It’s the dusty Texas plain that most shapes the book, and McMurtry's writing. And that's where the reading fails the listener. The author writes in a laconic yet incisive style that isn't matched by the narrator. William Dufris renders the work easy to listen to and carries it well, but his delivery just doesn't match the “Texas-ness” that permeates everything McMurtry writes. It's really a case of promise unfulfilled. The work is serviceable, but it falls short of what it could have been. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0805-3 $24.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400158058 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400138050 $49.99 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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