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    • Between Them

    • Remembering My Parents
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents - Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman - were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the 20th century. Married in 1928, they lived "alone together" on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, beautifully told

    • By Tumbleweed on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Let Me Be Frank with You

    • A Frank Bascombe Book
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    In Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Loveable Curmudeon

    • By Tricia - Audible on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Wildlife

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    When Joe Brinson was 16, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Canada —- The Prequel

    • By Glendale on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 631

    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous writing

    • By SomervilleWhereElse on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Universal Rights Down to Earth

    • By: Richard Thompson Ford
    • Narrated by: Robert Sams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The idea of universal rights - rights shared by all citizens, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography - has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The New Yorker (March 3, 2008)

    • By: Alma Guillermoprieto, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jim Holt, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Fidel's Farewell", by Alma Guillermoprieto; "Have Gun", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Numbers Guy", by Jim Holt; "Leaving for Kenosha", by Richard Ford; "Amy's Circus", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Breaking Bad", by Nancy Franklin; and "Taking Action", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Sportswriter

    • Frank Bascombe, Book 1
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 189

    In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By chris on 03-22-08

    Regular price: $43.37

    • Independence Day

    • Frank Bascombe, Book 2
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Great Narrator

    • By Bv5678 on 01-07-09

    Regular price: $43.37

    • Rock Springs

    • Stories
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In these 10 exquisite stories, first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1987 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West - and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there: a refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter and an unhappy girlfriend in a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb, Picturesque Stories in Wyoming & Montana

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lay of the Land

    • Frank Bascombe, Book 3
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced a cycle of novels that, 10 years later, after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the 20th century itself." Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease on life (and real estate), and more acutely in thrall to life's endless complexities than ever before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Richard Ford, get out of my mind!

    • By D. Vance on 11-04-06

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Selected Shorts

    • The William Hurt Collection
    • By: Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, and others
    • Narrated by: William Hurt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing voice for audio

    • By Parola138 on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Great Falls, Montana, 1960. Dell Parsons a 15 ans lorsque ses parents braquent une banque, avec le fol espoir de rembourser un créancier menaçant. Le hold-up échoue, les parents sont arrêtés, et Dell a désormais le choix entre la fuite et l'orphelinat.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Laugh Factor

    • How to Develop Your Own Unique Sense of Humor!
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Troy Hudson
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 6

    Do you want to know why humor is so important? Quite simply, humor makes other people happy. Why do you think that most people who fill out questionnaires about what they find attractive in a mate list a sense of humor as one of the top two most attractive features about a person? Because humor joins people together in a bond of camaraderie, emotion and trust! Many people judge the physical appearance of funny people much higher than the physical appearance of dull people even if their actual looks are about the same.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Funny.

    • By Kristina Warrior Princess on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter', 'Independence Day', and 'The Lay of the Land'

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Isaiah Sheffer, David Strathairn
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks candidly about his celebrated trilogy of novels, and his approach to writing the character of Frank Bascombe over 20-plus years, overthrowing some of his readers' assumptions in the course of the conversation. Symphony Space Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer interviews Mr. Ford, whose "pitch-perfect voice takes us as close as we can get to experiencing another person's inner life" ( Newsweek).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missings

    • By Louis on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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

    • Kanada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Illegaler Handel,ein Banküberfall, drei Morde und ein Junge in de Welt der Erwachsenen, in der es keine Unschuldigen gibt....

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Zwischen ihnen

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Mit siebzehn Jahren verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas, in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Fordaugen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten Amerikas - Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er-Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, gemeinsam legen sie ungezählte Meilen zurück, trinken Cocktails und bewohnen ein Hotelzimmer nach dem anderen: New Orleans, Texarkana, Memphis.

    Regular price: $14.75

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    This is the story of Del Parsons, whose parents rob a bank and fracture his life into a before and an after, crossing the threshold that cannot be uncrossed. After his parents' arrest and imprisonment, Del and Berner, his twin sister, face a blank future of foster care and social services visits. Berner, willful and burning with anger, runs away. Then a family friend intervenes, spiriting Del across the Montana/Saskatchewan border. There, in a dilapidated town floating in the sea of the Canadian prairie, he's taken in by Arthur Remlinger - an enigmatic, charismatic man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent first half.

    • By Mari on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Herald of the Storm

    • Steelhaven, Book One
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An unbalanced veteran, a disillusioned assassin, a hapless apprentice, a drunken swindler, a desperate thief...during times of crisis, you don't get to choose your heroes. Under the reign of King Cael the Uniter, this vast cityport on the southern coast has for years been a symbol of strength, maintaining an uneasy peace throughout the Free States. But now a long shadow hangs over the city, in the form of the dread Elharim warlord, Amon Tugha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grimdark and just what I was looking for!

    • By Martin Engelund Rinhart on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Sportswriter

    • The Bascombe Trilogy
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, 38, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic, with spirits soaring.

    Regular price: $24.51

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