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by | Read by Mark Bramhall

Fiction • 21.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1971

Narrator Mark Bramhall adroitly manipulates an array of voices in this 1971 Pulitzer Prize winner. Wheelchair-bound Lyman Ward scours the letters, novels, and illustrations of his grandmother, genteel Susan Burling Ward, to re-create her life with her pioneer husband, Oliver Ward, in the “crude” American West of the 1880s. Bramhall moves effortlessly between Lyman’s own troubled life—he incessantly interrupts his characters to ramble about his failed marriage—and his grandmother’s poignant writings. Even with this production’s hefty length, Bramhall’s character interpretations, along with the author’s rich, poetic descriptions of the Western frontier, remain fully engaging. K.P. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441714275 $44.95 • Eighteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441714282 $44.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781441714244 $109.95 • Sixteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441714251 $123.99 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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