The Bartender's Tale

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.78 hours)
Product Number: Z05335
Released: Aug 21, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464045172
Narrator/s: David Aaron Baker
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Time and again, Ivan Doig has proven himself to be a treasure of American letters. Critical darlings and New York Times bestsellers, his novels target the heart of the human experience- and never miss the mark. The Bartender's Tale stars Tom Harry and his son Rusty, who live alone and run a bar in a small Montana town in the early 1960s. Their lives are upended when a woman from Tom's past and her beatnik daughter breeze into town.


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The Bartender's Tale
Product Number: BX00006499
Product Number:Z05335
Product Number:C00854

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Ivan Doig
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number C00854
Released: Jul 26, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464043277
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number MP0591
Released: Aug 07, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470304959
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Product Number EB00394050
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101596838

Professional reviews

"During "the summer of everything" in 1960, 12-year-old Rusty Harry falls in love, develops a taste for drama and story, and learns the truth about his dad's mysterious trips to Canada. David Aaron Baker's thoughtful, reflective reading accentuates Ivan Doig's ability to tell a good story replete with detail. Deliberate pauses force scenes to unfold in real time and allow characters to listen and respond to one other. The dialogue is rich with regional colloquialisms and authentic slang, and Baker is pitch-perfect in delivering them. Most notably, Rusty's father, Tom Harry, a world-weary bartender and dedicated bachelor, has a voice to match his trademark streak of gray hair, and despite some trying circumstances, he always manages to keep his language in check for Rusty's benefit. A.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"