True North
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    True North | Jim Harrison

    True North

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jim Harrison
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
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    The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at 14 by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way.

    Good book

    Good book. The narrator mispronounces some of the place name, but unless you are familiar with the UP, this should not be a problem, even saying that ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2010 by Paul Z. (Wixom, MI)
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    Returning to Earth | Jim Harrison

    Returning to Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jim Harrison
    • Narrated By Traci Svendsgaard, Tom Weiner, Ray Porter, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
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    In this sequel to Harrison's True North, Donald Burkett, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. While his wife, Cynthia, transcribes, Donald begins dictating his family history for the benefit of their children, stories that he never before has shared. As old crimes, dreams, wounds, and sacred moments are revived for the members of Donald's family, each is affected in different and profound ways.

    Powerful Genuine Realistic

    Jim Harrison's novels are great American stories filled with richly drawn characters. His writing is deeply literate and honest. He writes about fun..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2008 by Brian Michael Fielding (New York, New York)