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    • True Grit

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651

    Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So worth it!

    • By Tommygaus on 12-29-10

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Dog of the South

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Charles Portis has drawn widespread critical acclaim for his inventive prose. In The Dog of the South, Ray Midge is on the trail of his wife, Norma, who’s headed for Mexico with her ex-husband. On the way Ray meets the eccentric Dr. Reo Symes, a man with more get-rich-quick schemes than common sense. Together, they’ll have to overcome tropical storms, grifters, and plenty of car trouble en route to their destination - wherever that may be.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem that Defies Description

    • By Rick on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Masters of Atlantis

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Stationed in France in 1917, Lamar Jimmerson comes across a little book crammed with Atlantean puzzles, Egyptian riddles, and extended alchemical metaphors. It's the Codex Pappus - the sacred Gnomon text. Soon he is basking in the lore of lost Atlantis, convinced that his mission on earth is to extend the ranks of this noble brotherhood. He forms the Gnomon Society, an international fraternal order dedicated to preserving that lost city's arcane wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • like nothing I've ever read

    • By Ted on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Norwood

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Out of the American neon desert of roller domes, chili parlors, The Grand Ole Opry, and girls who want "to live in a trailer and play records all night", comes ex-marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt. Sent on a mission to New York by Grady Fring, the Kredit King, Norwood has visions of "speeding across the country in a late model car, seeing all the sights". Instead, he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars, freight trains, and buses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Norwood: an amusing, rambling road odyssey

    • By Jason on 10-27-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Norwood

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    An American literary treasure, Charles Portis penned the Western classic True Grit. Set in the 1960s, Norwood is a picaresque romp taking audiences on a journey from Texas to New York and back again. An ex-marine, troubadour Norwood Pratt is on a mission to recover money he once loaned to a buddy in the service. Along the way, he gets into all manner of trouble involving stolen cars, beautiful women, and a chicken with a college education.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oddball Odyssey

    • By Rick on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • True Grit

    • By: Charles Portis
    • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Now a major film written and directed by the Coen Brothers. There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by Torn Chancy, who shoots him down for a horse, $150 cash, and two gold pieces. Ross's single-minded teenage daughter, Mattie, travels to claim his body... Then she meets Rooster - a man with grit - and persuades him to join her on a deadly quest to avenge her father's murder.

    Regular price: $15.98