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  • The Shipping News

  • By: Annie Proulx
  • Narrated by: Robert Joy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as a gifted and original writer. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, to rebuild his life. We also recommend Proulx's, Accordion Crimes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Karen on 05-28-07

Brutally abridged

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

My favourite novel slashed in two. So sad. The narrator did a good job though.