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The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon

Narrated by: Walter Kirn
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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The New York Times bestselling author of Up in the Air and Blood Will Out embarks on a journey that begins with the death of his beloved mother - and ends in an inexplicable spiritual awakening.

After the utter grief of taking his mother off life support, Walter Kirn is compelled to understand his recurring visions of a Native American holy site. With his children and girlfriend, he follows them. In opening himself up to the mysticism he sees in religion, music, and nature, Walter discovers something magical and transcendent: solidarity and solace in the world around him.

Walter Kirn’s The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon is part of Missing, a collection of six true stories about finding, restoring, or accepting the losses that define our lives - from the mysterious to the inspiring. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 Walter Kirn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved.

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a mother's death & a son's life

loved it! Kirn engages the reader in the emotions following the death of a parent in a way that I found touching and true.

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This gentleman went on a Spiritual Journey

I am Native American and I am aware that Spirt speaks to all who will listen no matter what color the skin. I heart is glad he had these experiences to easy his grief.

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  • missdawes
  • Brisbane, Edinburgh, Redding
  • 02-21-19

lovely use of language

The story closed beautifully. I wasn't watching the clock, so I didn't know to expect it when it came. But when it did I said: "Yep, I can go with that." The author had the right voice for the role as narrator. I don't know to what degree it was autobiographical - but it was easy to follow the scenes he set. There was a liberal peppering of well-chosen clever words and phrases throughout the story.

It was a good story, well-written, and well-narrated. I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you!

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Fantastic short story.

I absolutely loved this short short story. So much story in such a short time. Well narrated. I related to the story. These free listens from Audible are so delightful. This is the third one. Listened too.

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interesting short story - Abrupt ending.

like the title says it was an interesting short story but ended very abruptly I feel like there should have been more to it.

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The crow and a death

I have always felt the ravens held me in their hearts , as I held them in mine.

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Profound story line! A must listen to book.

The author delves into the inner soul of his being exposing the depth of spiritual workings of the death of a loved and the profound impact it can have on our life and the lives of those around us going forward!

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Believe

I enjoyed this book very much. Having had similar experiences with seagulls and butterflies that show up sometimes when you need them or other times just to say hello, I believe.

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Hm

I just wasn’t as invested in this book as the others. It was the same with the last promoted group of books. There just seems to be one I can’t get into, and this was it.

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Too short

I was expecting more to the story. It left me unsatisfied. Otherwise very well written.