Port William

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113 ratings

Nathan Coulter Publisher's Summary

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. Echoing Berry's own strongly held beliefs, Nathan tells us that his grandfather's life "couldn't be divided from the days he'd spent at work in his fields".

Berry has long been compared to Faulkner for his ability to erect entire communities in his fiction, and his heart and soul have always lived in Port William, Kentucky. In this eloquent novel about duty, community, and a sweeping love of the land, Berry gives listeners a classic book that takes them to that storied place.

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  • Book 1

    • Nathan Coulter

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • 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

  • Book 4

    • 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

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  • Book 5

    • Jayber Crow

    • By: Wendell Berry
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    "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

  • Book 7

    • 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

  • Book 8

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    • 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 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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