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    • Beyond the Book - 'The Free'

    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 196

    In his novel The Free, author Willy Vlautin captures the experiences of three memorable characters who are looking for meaning in distressing times. Vlautin addresses issues that transform ordinary people's lives - the cost of healthcare, the lack of economic opportunity, and the devastating scars of war - and celebrates the resiliency of the human heart. Here, Vlautin reads excerpts from The Free, discusses the inspiration for the book, and shares his own thoughts on its main characters, offering a behind-the-scenes look at this unforgettable novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like the introductory song.

    • By Lee Chalmers on 08-09-18

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    • Lean on Pete

    • A Novel
    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Willy Vlautin's award-winning novel Lean on Pete, a moving and compassionate story about a 15-year-old boy's unlikely connection to a failing racehorse as he struggles to find a place to call home - now a major motion picture from A24, the studio behind Moonlight and Lady Bird. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oaf, that was tough

    • By MBrew on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Don't Skip Out on Me

    • A Novel
    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Horace Hopper is a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who wants to be somebody. He's spent most of his life on the ranch of his kindly guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Reese, herding sheep alone in the mountains. But while the Reeses treat him like a son, Horace can't shake the shame he feels from being abandoned by his parents. He decides to leave the only loving home he's known to prove his worth by training to become a boxer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I have ever heard!

    • By Mark on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Free

    • A Novel (P.S.)
    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, award-winning author Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times. Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Free Fallin', Brilliantly

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Lean on Pete

    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. Charley's only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. 

    Regular price: $30.54

    • Don't Skip Out on Me

    • By: Willy Vlautin
    • Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet Horace Hopper, a 21-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he's had to family in years. But Horace, half white, half Paiute Indian, dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads south to reinvent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo. Slowly, painfully, the possibility emerges that his dreams might not just be the delusions of a lost soul. But at what cost, and what of those he's left behind? 

    Regular price: $30.54