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.
©1966 Charles Portis (P)2013 Recorded Books
"….Baker seems to have marinated in Portis’ sensibility, a voice and view of the world that could be likened to a lighter version of Flannery O'Connor. If what you like best about the FX series 'Justified' is the repartee and the humor, then come on down. For me, this recording triggered a Portis binge, so I can also recommend the recording of 'True Grit' narrated by none other than Donna Tartt, also a fan." (Laura Miller, Salon)
"[A] glimpse of how a 20th century Mark Twain might write.” (Entertainment Tonight)
“…David Aaron Baker does a commendable job bringing the characters to life.” (AudioFile)
I read Norwood about a year ago and liked it fine. Listening to it was better. David Baker made the story come alive.
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