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All Over But the Shoutin' Audiobook
All Over But the Shoutin'
Written by: 
Rick Bragg
Narrated by: 
Rick Bragg
All Over But the Shoutin' Audiobook

All Over But the Shoutin'

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Publisher's Summary

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most.

But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives - and the country that shaped and nourished them - with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings hone the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family.

The result is unforgettable.

©1998 Rick Bragg (P)2008 Random House Audio

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    Janet H. Maddox 09-03-13
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    "WOW! What a pleasure."

    If you are a listener looking for something good and perhaps a little different, spend your money on this one.

    I downloaded this little book really not sure about it, not being much of a fan of memoirs. I am so glad I did. Rick Bragg in his own voice, his actual voice, the one that shines through all his writing. His voice is genuine (my father grew up in the same circumstances only 30 years earlier and not much had changed in the interim), he is firmly rooted in rural Alabama, but his story is universal, his experiences unique and yet eternal.

    Thank you for sharing this story, Rick, and I feel I know you enough to call your first name. You have made me proud of a heritage I have, to my shame, sometimes disparaged or embroidered. You have had the courage to reveal yourself and given your readers and listeners a real treat.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "ABRIDGED"
    Any additional comments?

    It was my fault for not noticing but I was very disappointed to discover that this audio is an abridged version.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SandKat 02-20-16
    SandKat 02-20-16
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    "Inaccurate to the book!"

    I am so pissed off to discover that the audio book is completely inaccurate to the book. He skips entire sentences in every paragraph. This is completely useless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Pontotoc, Montserrat 01-20-15
    Connie Pontotoc, Montserrat 01-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Rick Bragg is the voice of the Modern South..."

    All Over But the Shoutin' is the beautiful, true story of the love a boy has for his momma and for his people, of their struggle and triumphs, told with genuine, heartfelt emotion. An all-time favorite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret 06-08-12
    Margaret 06-08-12
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    "Don't start this unles you have time to finish it!"
    Would you listen to All Over But the Shoutin' again? Why?

    Absolutely! Perfectly written and read by the author in his embraceable southern accent. I read this book a few years ago and as it is a favorite I was so happy to find it on audible. Rick Bragg reading it lent another delightful element to the beautiful story.


    What other book might you compare All Over But the Shoutin' to and why?

    Any top drawer southern writer.


    What does Rick Bragg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rick Bragg brings a warmth and sincerity through his reading.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Be prepared to laugh and cry...but mostly laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this brilliant work! Oh, and read it too!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 06-30-16
    sarah 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "NOT FULL VERSION- waste of money"

    The real book is great but this audiobook is NOTHING like the real thing. It passes over so many parts of the book and is a waste of money and time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alroco lafayette, la, US 06-29-16
    alroco lafayette, la, US 06-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Rick Bragg"

    Enjoyed very much, but my fault for missing in the description that this is the abridged version.

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    Bucky Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC 05-22-16
    Bucky Anderson Murrells Inlet, SC 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book! Enjoy the book and the story that it t"

    Good book. We enjoyed listening to the narrative we both grew up in the south.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 02-13-16
    Teresa 02-13-16
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    "Never let past hold you down!"

    Loved it! loved hearing Rick read it to me. It's country. Yeah its country.............yeah it is

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    Thia 12-23-15
    Thia 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Interesting"

    Found this book to be very interesting and heart touching. A few places seemed to veer off in a boring "datam" kind of way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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