Norwood

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.35 hours)
Product Number: Z06134
Released: Mar 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470336851
Narrator/s: David Aaron Baker
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An American literary treasure, Charles Portis penned the Western classic True Grit. Set in the 1960s, Norwood is a picaresque romp taking audiences on a journey from Texas to New York and back again. An ex-marine, troubadour Norwood Pratt is on a mission to recover money he once loaned to a buddy in the service. Along the way, he gets into all manner of trouble involving stolen cars, beautiful women, and a chicken with a college education.

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Author(s): Charles Portis

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Norwood
Product Number: BX00004802
Product Number:C00118
Product Number:Z06134

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Charles Portis
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number C00118
Released: Mar 07, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461838593
eBook
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Author(s): Charles Portis
Product Number EB00385774
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: #9781590206669

Professional reviews

"Listeners may have trouble deciding if this story, first published in 1966, is a witty American classic or an embarrassment. Whatever the opinion, narrator David Aaron Baker does a commendable job bringing the characters to life. Norwood Pratt, an ex-Marine of questionable intelligence, makes one bad decision after another, traveling haphazardly across the country, meeting up with an array of idiots, bigots, and losers. Listeners' skin will crawl at Baker's renditions of the slimy, slick-talking salesman; grit their teeth at the irritating brother-in-law; and roll their eyes at Norwood himself with his ignorant-sounding diction. In spite of the well-drawn character portrayals, the story is difficult to enjoy in the present day with so much casual use of the "n" word. M.M.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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