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    • Winter's Bone

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 886

    The sheriff's deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly. Her father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. Ree's father has disappeared before. The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations, and arrests (and attempts to avoid them) are part of life in Rathlin Valley.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Now I Want to see the Movie!

    • By Pamela M. on 11-11-14

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Tomato Red

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell, Megan Abbott (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    In the Ozarks, what you are is where you are born. If you're born in Venus Holler, you're not much. For Jamalee Merridew, her hair tomato red with rage and ambition, Venus Holler just won't cut it. Jamalee sees her brother, Jason, blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks and the local object of female obsession, as her ticket out of town. But Jason may just be gay, and in the hills and hollows of the Ozarks, that is the most dangerous and courageous thing a man could be. Enter Sammy Barlach, a loser ex-con passing through a tired nowhere on the way to a fresher nowhere....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great addicting read.

    • By Catherine on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Death of Sweet Mister

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell, Dennis Lehane (foreward)
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Tecosky
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight 13-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him - she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Call Me a Whining Boy if You Wil

    • By PearlyBaker on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Bayou Trilogy

    • Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do
    • By: Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    In the parish of St. Bruno, sex is easy, corruption festers, and double-dealing is a way of life. Rene Shade is an uncompromising detective swimming in a sea of filth. As Shade takes on hit men, porn kings, a gang of ex-cons, and the ghosts of his own checkered past, Woodrell’s three seminal novels pit long-entrenched criminals against the hard line of the law, brother against brother, and two vastly different sons against a long-absent father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet James Lee Burke's Better

    • By greg on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Woe to Live On

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell, Ron Rash (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri, Woe to Live On explores the nature of lawlessness and violence, friendship and loyalty, through the eyes of young recruit Jake Roedel. Where he and his fellow First Kansas Irregulars go, no one is safe, no one can be neutral. Roedel grows up fast, experiencing a brutal parody of war without standards or mercy. But as friends fall and families flee, he questions his loyalties and becomes an outsider even to those who have become outlaws.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally original and true voice of Southern MO

    • By Chris on 12-06-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Maid's Version

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What really happened

    • By Janice on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Give Us a Kiss

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Doyle Redmond, 35-year-old nowhere writer, has crossed the line between imagination and real live trouble. On the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he's running a family errand back in his boyhood home of West Table, Missouri - the heart of the red-dirt Ozarks. The law wants his big brother, Smoke, on a felony warrant, and Doyle's supposed to talk him into giving up. But Smoke is making other plans: he is about to harvest a profitable patch of homegrown marijuana.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love the characters he creates.

    • By Chris on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Outlaw Album

    • Stories
    • By: Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell, Leslie Bellair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation-both material and psychological - motivates his characters. A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife's pet; an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point; a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior; an outsider's house is set on fire by an angry neighbor. There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories - between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terse, violent, and revelatory

    • By Donald Braman on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $22.80