East of the Mountains

Narrated by: Don Hastings
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this best-selling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges.

When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and wait. Instead he takes his two beloved dogs and goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey.

©1999 David Guterson (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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"When Guterson is at his best, the story and the landscape nearly become one." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Very beautiful

Sad but very beautiful. A bit slow moving, but well-narrated enough to get you through the less compelling parts. David Guterson uses gorgeous language, even when the subject matter is hard-going.

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Masterpiece

A full-bodied novel, haunting and true. A very emotional and memorable literature.

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Narration is excellent. The

This is my first audio book. The reader's voice is excellent. The story is engaging and I found myself captivated listening.

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East of the Mountains

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  • Anne
  • 01-11-10

Wonderful story, beautifully read

Story and narrator are made for each other. I have read this book in print but the narration, especially listening in the dark hours of night, brought it alive. Highly recommended

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