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    • Jayber Crow

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book about heaven... "a good thing that came"

    • By Nathan on 10-25-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hannah Coulter

    • A Novel
    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    "Ignorant boys killing each other," is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife about the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war while the lives of others were mourned. In her seventies, Nathan's wife, Hannah, now has time to tell of the years since the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very sweet story!

    • By Marie on 01-23-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Nathan Coulter

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    This, the first title in the Port William series, introduces the rural section of Kentucky with which novelist Wendell Berry has had a lifelong fascination. When young Nathan loses his grandfather, Berry guides listeners through the process of Nathan's grief, endearing the listener to the simple humanity through which Nathan views the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written, well read

    • By Jenna Moon on 08-16-10

    Regular price: $15.39

    • That Distant Land

    • 23 Short Stories
    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    That Distant Land collects 23 stories, interlinked with each other and with the other published "Port William" novels. The stories, arranged in their fictional chronology (from 1888 to almost the present day), become one sustained work, a new novel that spans the entire life and time involved. The range of this book is extraordinary - it offers rest for the weary, hope for the beleaguered, and strength for everyone else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Life-Changer

    • By E. Pearson on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Memory of Old Jack

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values of Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Appreciation of Life

    • By D. Farnham on 04-28-09

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Place on Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh my, what a great book

    • By Molly-o on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Daily Bread

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Farmer, ecologist, and writer Berry provides some rich and fertile ground for recreating life and culture. He speaks of enduring values, the wholeness of life and the interdependence of all creatures, especially humankind. Berry's self-discipline, ethical sense and human compassion come through as he leads us from the microcosm of his Kentucky hill farm to the macrocosm of a sane and reasoned planetary vision based on personal integrity, faithfulness, and love.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Old Interview without the usual Berry inspiration

    • By Isaac Whiting on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Natural Gifts

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Join us for an hour of wisdom from one of the most highly respected of modern American writers and poets. Using words like "affection", "satisfaction", "care", and "joy", Berry calls for a re-evaluation of the basic values and practices of our lives. He illustrates his ideas with glimpses of his own life and those of his Kentucky farm neighbors, and describes a future where we can learn to find love, wisdom and meaning in the people, the places and the work of our own daily lives.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • A World Lost

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It is the summer of 1944, and nine-year-old Andy Catlett is engrossed in the wide easy countryside near Port William, Kentucky. But sadness, loss, and mystery invade Andy's world on a hot July afternoon when his Uncle Andrew is murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended book to you!

    • By Stephen York on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $15.39

    • Remembering

    • A Novel
    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    It is 1976 and Andy Catlett, farmer and agricultural journalist, is walking the streets of San Francisco at dawn. In the eight months since losing his right hand to a corn-picking machine, he has also lost himself. Two thousand miles from his home in Kentucky, he begins to remember people, the land, and the comfort of knowing his place intimately. Andy's reveries evoke a membership governed by the principles of humanity and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what an insightful book

    • By Billy on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $15.39

    • Andy Catlett

    • Early Travels: A Novel
    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Nine years old, Andy embarks on the trip by bus, alone for the first time. He decides it will be a rite of passage and his first step into manhood. Sometimes a handful at home, Andy was a good boy when visiting his Grandparents' houses, and he looked forward to the little spoiling certain to come his way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable<br />

    • By Anna on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $17.49