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Brokeback Mountain Audiobook

Brokeback Mountain

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Publisher's Summary

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

©1998 Dead Line Ltd. All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Proulx's understanding is at its most remarkable in the astonishing Brokeback Mountain. [She] knows what she could only know...by the infrared that allows a very few writers clear sight in the dark of the imagination." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Brokeback Mountain does some of the best things a story can do. It abolishes the old West cliches, excavates and honors a certain kind of elusive life, then nearly levels you with the emotional weight at its center." (The Boston Sunday Globe)

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    Deana Santa Maria, CA, USA 12-31-05
    Deana Santa Maria, CA, USA 12-31-05
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    "resonating"

    This is a haunting, resonating short story. The narration is excellent and the story stay with you long after it is completed. I can understand why it was made into a movie; this story begs to be told.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    James Atlanta, GA, United States 01-05-06
    James Atlanta, GA, United States 01-05-06
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    "Broke my heart"

    What a wonderfully written and narrated story. Actually enjoyed the images created by the book even bettr than the movie

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia Joe Richmond VA 01-02-06
    Virginia Joe Richmond VA 01-02-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Great"

    A story that rings true to the charactors and the place in time.

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    David 01-28-17
    David 01-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Epic short story!"

    Beautiful, heartbreaking, and perfect. This short story should be taught in all American lit classes.

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    Amazon Customer 11-23-16
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    "Excellent Read for Men or Women"
    If you could sum up Brokeback Mountain in three words, what would they be?

    Raw Emotional Real!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ennis loved w/such deep emotion.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ennis holding Jack from behind, melted my heart!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Great read for adults, such raw emotion!

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    Brendan 04-21-16
    Brendan 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best short stories ever!"

    I watched the movie but did not think much of it. Years later I'm listening to the book and can't believe what a powerful story it is. I actually found tears in my eyes. Love knows no boundaries and this story lays testament to it.

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    Christina Giles 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this heartbreaking story of forbidden love. Excellent writing and narration. Highly recommend this story.

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    Sir Throck of Morton 04-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sad story about forbidden love."

    The story was very well written. Id like to read or listen to more of the authors works. I was surprised how closely the movie had followed the original story.


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    Toni H 01-25-16
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    This book is super short and straight to the point. No floweriness and fillers. I was shocked by how much it made me feel with just these few pages. The way it's delivered makes it so real.

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    CodyTolbert 07-14-15
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    "Sad but heartfelt"

    Great short story, almost made me tear up. The author and narrator were able to capture the reader very quickly.

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