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    • Barkskins

    • A Novel
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 881

    In the late 18th century, Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, makes his way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a seigneur, for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest he is charged with cleaning. Rene marries an Indian healer with children already, and they have more, mixing the blood of two cultures. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awe-Inspiring, Far-Reaching Epic

    • By W Perry Hall on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Shipping News

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    At 36, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife gets her just desserts. He retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As three generations of his family cobble up new lives, Quoyle confronts his private demons - and the unpredictable forces of nature and society - and begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't Explain Why I Love This Book

    • By Polly on 03-06-12

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Brokeback Mountain

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Because quitting someone is not that easy...

    • By Inkish Kingdoms on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Close Range

    • Wyoming Stories (Selected Unabridged Stories)
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Frances Fisher, Bruce Greenwood, Campbell Scott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below", a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer", an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderfully Ironic and Surprising Read

    • By Susan L. Stewart on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • That Old Ace in the Hole

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind - his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't work as a novel

    • By Sarah on 05-30-12

    Regular price: $23.58

    • The Shipping News

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Robert Joy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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
    • Find the unabridged version!

    • By Karen on 05-28-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The New Yorker Festival - Annie Proulx and Richard Ford

    • By: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, "Brokeback Mountain", which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an old love and a new love

    • By Carmela on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Accordion Crimes

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Accordion Crimes opens in 1890 in Sicily as an accordion maker completes his finest instrument and dreams of owning a music store in America. He and his 11-year-old son, carrying little more than the accordion, voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans. Within a year, the accordion maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynching mob, but his instrument carries Proulx's story as it falls into the hands of various immigrants who carry it from Iowa to Texas, from Maine to Louisiana, looking for a decent life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just too depressing

    • By Annette on 06-14-11

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Selected Shorts

    • Are We There Yet?
    • By: Stuart Dybek, Martha Gellhorn, Edward P. Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka, Joanna Gleason, Sonia Manzano, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Barkskins

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterpiece, 10 years in the writing - an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about taming the wilderness and destroying the forest, set over three centuries. In the late 17th century, two illiterate woodsmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proulx is brilliant as always.

    • By Malcolm Hart on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $28.77

    • Fine Just The Way It Is

    • Wyoming Stories 3
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Returning to the territory of "Brokeback Mountain" (in her first volume of Wyoming Stories) and Bad Dirt, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx delivers a stunning and visceral new collection. In Fine Just the Way It Is, she has expanded the limits of the form. Her stories about multiple generations of Americans struggling through life in the West are a ferocious, dazzling panorama of American folly and fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even the Devil can’t homestead in Wyoming.

    • By Louis on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Brokeback Mountain (Danish Edition)

    • Historier fra Wyoming
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Mikkel Bay Mortensen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    I Annie Proulx' mesterlige historier er livet råt og hårdt, landskabet stort og åbent. Som den betagende natur, fortællingerne udspiller sig i, drives bogens personer af en kompromisløs og kraftfuld energi. Her er vanviddet og ensomheden på spil, men også den uforudsigelige og svimlende kærlighed. I denne kritikerroste samling findes fortællingen bag den prisbelønnede storfilm Brokeback Mountain. Som det sker her, oplever vi i flere af historierne humor og skønhed i et møde med smerte og desperation, der vidner om en dyb og elementær menneskelighed.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Bird Cloud

    • A Memoir
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Joan Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    "Bird Cloud” is the name Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and 400-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. Proulx also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Craft vs. History

    • By Drinker on 06-20-11

    Regular price: $26.60

    • That Old Ace in the Hole

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Arliss Howard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Strikingly original and intimate, That Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and character in the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx (The Shipping News) has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction. "It's like seeing a painting up close and magnified," says Publishers Weekly, "with each tiny brush stroke lovingly emphasized."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful characters and a Message, too

    • By Mark on 03-13-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Accordion Crimes

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Accordion Crimes opens in 1890 in Sicily as an accordion maker completes his finest instrument and dreams of owning a music store in America. He and his eleven-year-old son, carrying little more than the accordion, travel to New Orleans. Within a year, the accordion maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynching mob, but his instrument carries Proulx's story as it falls into the hands of various immigrants who carry it from Iowa to Texas, from Maine to Louisiana, looking for a decent life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply depressing

    • By Marilee on 04-27-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Brokeback Mountain

    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Brokeback Mountain is set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming where cowboys live as they have done for generations. Hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar are two ranch hands glad to have found each other's company where none had been expected. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked for, something deadly.

    Regular price: $2.06