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A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND And Other Stories

by | Read by Marguerite Gavin

Fiction • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1955

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND features some of Flannery O’Connor’s best short stories. Often associated with the term Southern gothic, O’Connor, a consummate master of the short story form, condenses character and meaning into gems of distinctive language. Narrator Marguerite Gavin flawlessly reproduces the dialogue of O’Connor’s American grotesques, among them a less-than-pious traveling Bible salesman, a young boy and his grandfather on an outing to Atlanta, a 104-year-old Civil War veteran, and a hard-edged farm woman jealous of a new immigrant and his family. Gavin gives each of these characters an authentic voice, not only by reproducing their speech accurately but also by conveying the complexity of seemingly straightforward characters caught in the tangled web of their own motivations. L.X. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441769121 $24.95 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441769138 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441769107 $44.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441769114 $69.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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