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    • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book

    • By MikeInOhio on 11-22-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Soul of a New Machine

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Delberta on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World [Adapted for Young People]
    • By: Tracy Kidder, Michael French (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the best sellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative". This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An inspiring story of an inspiring man.

    • By Christopher on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • House

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Why on earth should the nail-by-nail building of a house hold any fascination for anyone? Because when you put a lawyer, an architect, and a hippie builder together, that spells trouble. Kidder tells his story so well that you can’t help but take sides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just read it for the second time

    • By KHReston on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Good Prose

    • The Art of Nonfiction
    • By: Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing - about the creation of good prose - and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of the Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance writer named Tracy Kidder came looking for an assignment. Richard Todd was the editor who encouraged him, and from that article grew a lifelong association. Before long, Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, the first book the two worked on together, had won the Pulitzer Prize.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Old Friends

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Lowell George Seibel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The narrative takes place entirely in a nursing home and focuses on two old men struggling with their circumstances, their memories, and their mortality.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Had to stop listening

    • By Mebythesea on 09-09-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Strength in What Remains

    • A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting
    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Tracy Kidder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Tracy Kidder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the best sellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, and the enduring classic Mountains Beyond Mountains, has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative". In this new book, Kidder gives us the superb story of a hero for our time. Strength in What Remains is a wonderfully written, inspiring account of one man's remarkable American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite of Kidder's Books

    • By Roy on 08-31-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Truck Full of Money

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" ( The Baltimore Sun) and author of the best-selling classic The Soul of a New Machine, now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovered a medium for his talents the first time he saw a computer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where's the story?

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Among Schoolchildren

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Stephen Yankee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Among Schoolchildren illuminates a year in the life of a fifth-grade teacher struggling to make a positive difference in the lives of her students. In Holyoke, Massachuetts, Christine Zajac toils far from the limelight. Her story, and that of her students is heart-warming and inspiring as she helps them to become full-scale human beings. We find that some are brilliant, that others are troubled, and that Ms. Zajac never gives up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentle Story

    • By Anne on 06-10-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • My Detachment

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: Tracy Kidder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    With remarkable clarity and with great detachment, Kidder looks back at himself from across three and a half decades, confessing how, as a young lieutenant, he sought to borrow from the tragedy around him and to imagine himself a romantic hero. Unrelentingly honest, rueful, and revealing, My Detachment gives us war without heroism, while preserving those rare moments of redeeming grace in the midst of lunacy and danger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Antiwar Memoir

    • By Roy on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Among Schoolchildren

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    We all know what is wrong with today’s schools - or do we? Tracy Kidder spent a year in a fifth grade class in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The teacher is excellent, but something else is very wrong. Kidder skillfully presents the problems and leaves the listener to ponder the solutions.

    Regular price: $27.99