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Deliverance Audiobook

Deliverance

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Publisher's Summary

The smash-hit best seller that inspired the acclaimed 1972 film starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox is now available in unabridged audio for the very first time.

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

This classic tale is vividly read by movie and TV star and Audie Award-winning narrator Will Patton.

©1970 James Dickey (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Yvonne Ferrell Dunnellon, FL USA 12-23-15
    Yvonne Ferrell Dunnellon, FL USA 12-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Super story and narrator"

    The narrator Will Patton is so good that we are now moving to other books he narrated

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    Ralph Hornung Smithtown, NY USA 05-15-15
    Ralph Hornung Smithtown, NY USA 05-15-15
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    "A thrilling story."

    I thorouvhly enjoyed the story.
    It started a bit slow but it really pocked up.
    The most suspenseful and exciting part for me was Ed climbing the cliff and hu tinv down the hunter.

    The narrator was simply fantastic. I am sure his reading made this a great audio book.

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    K. Hallett 04-19-15
    K. Hallett 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"

    I have never seen the movie, but knew the premise. This was more man vs river than anything. A good story, and Will Patton was a perfect choice as the reader. Overall it was enjoyable, but rather slow paced.

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    minderbinder 01-23-15
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    "Listened start-to-finish in one sitting"
    What made the experience of listening to Deliverance the most enjoyable?

    This is one of the best-written books I've read (listened to) and I can't believe I waited so long. I'm very familiar with the movie and knew what was coming at every turn, but was still so drawn in to the narration that I kept catching myself tensed up. I also have a new respect for how loyal the film was to the story (although far less detailed, of course), particularly the casting. The actors were so spot-on perfect for their book counterparts that it's hard to believe that the book wasn't based on the film rather than the other way around.

    I bought the book yesterday evening and finished listening late into the night. This morning, it's still weighing on my mind.


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    Jeff Graton, CA, United States 01-09-15
    Jeff Graton, CA, United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2013

    Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

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    "Superb Listen"

    So much better than the movie. Amazing use of descriptive language by the author, and superb narration by Will Patton.

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    Suzanne Pleasanton, CA, United States 01-05-15
    Suzanne Pleasanton, CA, United States 01-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    An excellent performance of a great story. The narrator and author are both in their element with this book. Great!

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    Matt D Gieseke 11-04-14
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    "Excellent narrator. Not my favorite book though."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. Another book read by Will Patton would probably be good though.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The whole story did not quite go the way that I expected. There was a lot of anticipation built, but not very much action.


    Any additional comments?

    I had never seen the movie and wanted to know why Deliverance is so widely referenced. The book was not that great. I have since seen the movie and think it was much much worse than the book. I do not know why this work ever gained popularity.

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    Robert Houston, TX, United States 10-20-14
    Robert Houston, TX, United States 10-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Will Patton naration"

    Will's narration puts you on the river with this quartet of city boys in over their heads in the Georgia back country. Even if you've seen the movie you'll want to listen to this one.

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    Dianne 10-16-14
    Dianne 10-16-14 Member Since 2012

    A good listener!

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    "Oldie but goodie"

    Well worth the listen, and of course Will Patton brought it to life. I couldn't turn off the sound on this one.

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Classic"
    Any additional comments?

    I must say this was one of the better thrillers I've read and very different than the norm.

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