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THE MOST THEY EVER HAD

by | Read by Rick Bragg

Biography & Memoir • 4.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Rick Bragg warns us in his introduction that these are not happy stories, and he is right. They are, however, stories worth hearing and knowing, in the tradition of James Agee's LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN. Bragg’s work memorializes the community of Jacksonville, Alabama, and its way of life, and he reads it in its own voice and language. Southern speech doesn't rush, and it may take awhile to get used to Bragg's pace and pauses. But he grew up among the mill hands he writes about, and while he doesn't distinguish the different characters as an actor would and doesn't always make clear where quotations begin and end, he does bring them lovingly to life. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781-4417-0784-0 $32.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781441707819 $54.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441707826 $76.00 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441707857 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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