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    • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    As a Japanese-American fisherman stands trial for murder on an island in Puget Sound, snow blankets the countryside. The whiteness covers the courthouse, but it cannot conceal the memories at work inside: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, an unrequited love, and the ghosts of racism that still haunt the islanders. First novels rarely attract as much attention as Snow Falling on Cedars. Remaining on best seller lists for months, it has cast a spell on listeners across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable. Masterful. Remarkably creative.

    • By Richard Delman on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • East of the Mountains

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Don Hastings
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West - sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards - on his last hunt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very beautiful

    • By Dee on 01-17-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Several pages missing from narration

    • By Conita on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $22.90

    • The Other

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    John William Barry has inherited the pedigree - and wealth - of two of Seattle's elite families; Neil Countryman is blue-collar Irish. Nevertheless, when the two boys meet in 1972 at age 16, they're brought together by what they have in common: a fierce intensity and a love of the outdoors that takes them together into Washington's remote backcountry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but too long

    • By Pamela Harvey on 12-31-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ed King

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary - “a guy who weighs risk for a living” - takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Guterson Fails at The Classics

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    San Piedro Island in Puget Sound is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese-American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man’s guilt. For on San Piedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries - memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and a Japanese girl....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An adagio to love and loss

    • By jayzed on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Problems with People

    • 10 Stories
    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars returns to his Pacific Northwest settings -and moves beyond them- in 10 sharply observed, funny, and wise new stories that explore the mysteries of love and unravel our complex desires to connect with others. Ranging from teenage to middle-age, the voices that inhabit Problems with People offer humorous or searing but always tightly focused accounts of the universal quest to understand one another - individually, and as part of our political and historical moment.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • East of the Mountains

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West-sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards-on his last hunt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and beautifully read.

    • By Margaret on 07-12-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Our Lady of the Forest

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Ann Holmes seems an unlikely candidate for revelation. A sixteen-year-old runaway, she is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a tent. But on a November afternoon, in the foggy woods of North Fork, Washington, the Virgin Mary comes to her, clear as day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Snow

    • By Mary on 04-08-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Ed King

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Dieter Gring
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Seattle 1962: Walter, wunschlos unglücklich in seiner Ehe, schwängert das Au Pair seiner Kinder und löst damit eine Tragödie aus...

    Regular price: $12.49

    • East of the Mountains

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ben Given's wife has died, he, a heart surgeon, is unwell and life for him is not worth living. He sets off into the wilds bent on dying out there only to find himself caught up in an eye-opening, life-enhancing diversion.

    Regular price: $20.17

    • Der Andere

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Stéphane Bittoun
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
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    Seattle 1972: Bei einem 800-Meter-Lauf treffen sich Neil und John William zum ersten Mal, zwei Teenager aus ganz unterschiedlichen Familien...

    Regular price: $15.67

    • East of the Mountains

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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    Following the death of his wife Rachel and diagnosis of his own medical condition, Dr Ben Givens left his home in Seattle - heading east with his Winchester and hunting dogs in tow - not intending to return. It was to be a journey to the verges of the Columbia River, where he had entered the world and had decided he would now take his leave of it. What transpired was anything but the journey he anticipated. Instead, Ben’s perspective shifts as his intended exit transforms into an eye-opening, life-enhancing diversion.

    Regular price: $7.63

    • Ed King

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1962, when mild-mannered actuary Walter Cousins sleeps with the sharp-tongued, not-quite-legal British au pair Diane Burroughs, he can have no sense of the magnitude of his error. For the brief affair sets in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. At the centre is Ed King, an infant given up for adoption who becomes one of the richest and most powerful men. But beneath the gripping story of Ed's seemingly inexorable rise to fame and fortune is a dark and unsettling destiny.

    Regular price: $21.48