Bad Dirt

Wyoming Stories #2
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: Wyoming Stories
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
3.9 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A remarkable collection of stories, Bad Dirt is filled with the vivid characters for which Proulx has become known. 

In "The Contest", the male population of Elk Tooth, Wyoming, vows to put aside their razors for two seasons, ante up 10 dollars each, and wait to see who has the longest beard on July 4. 

Deb Sipple, the moving protagonist of "That Trickle Down Effect", finds that his opportunism - and his smoking habit - lead to a massive destruction.

In every story in this book, Proulx displays her wit and her knowledge of the West, of history, and, most of all, of characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory.

©2004 Dead Line, Ltd. (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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Each of these stories entertained or tickled or made me ponder. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. While a few of the characters were narrated in a hammy manner, the narration was mighty fine overall.

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Great writing; bad reading!

The reader overacted to a point that made this unlistenable. Too bad; seemed like a good story. We had to turn it off before the end of the f