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Starred Review. Christian Audio continues on its ambitious course to bring Wendell Berry's Port William Membership novels to the audio format with accomplished narrator Paul Michael once again demonstrating his tremendous range. Set in the closing months of World War II, Berry incorporates familiar characters from other works in the series without focusing on a particular individual or family. Instead, the town of Port William serves as the central protagonist, offering the uninitiated a Berry immersion course, though one that requires attentive and patient listening. The multiple story lines of loss and redemption weave together at a deliberate pace, much like the agrarian rhythms of planting and harvesting that Berry holds so dear. As always, Michael demonstrates a special knack for dialogue, especially the nuances of marriage, family and friendship in a rural community. Granted, when measured by the yardstick of the contemporary fiction marketplace, A Place on Earth can certainly be described as demanding, but the excellent production offers a feast of the senses for discerning audiences. A Counterpoint paperback. (Oct.)
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"The revised version of A Place on Earth is a masterpiece -- the best thing Wendell Berry has done, a book not to be missed." -- The New York Times Book Review
"This is not a book to read at a sitting. It needs to be savored. Written by a craftsman poet, every word is chosen with great care. Many of Berry's poems reveal the same fascination with the rhythms and cycles of rural living as A Place on Earth, just as his essays reflect his integrity and common sense." -- Newsday --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is the third Wendell Berry novel I've listened to as an audiobook this summer, based on the recommendations of a couple of people I respect dearly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by X. Libris
A well written, thought-provoking novel. I can't wait to read the rest of the Port William series.Published 2 months ago by Ashley Taylor
I so appreciate Wendell Berry's mastery of words. It lived up to my expectations.Published 3 months ago by Karen
If you've never read Wendell Berry, give yourself a treat of beauty.Published 3 months ago by eleanor torguson
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I recommend the entire Port William Series, as well as anything written by Wendell Berry.Published 7 months ago by christina jo casey
Love Wendell Barry and his works, takes you to a simpler place and time, makes you feel at home in the world he creates.Published 11 months ago by ERIC ARCHER
My only regret in reading a book by Wendell Berry is it eventually must end. Raised on a farm, I feel like I know his characters, torn between nostalgia and hope.Published 12 months ago by Pearl U
A fantastic introduction to Port William. Perhaps my 2nd favorite of these tales of The Membership.Published 12 months ago by Winn Collier
Jayber Crow, Burley, Ernest, Jarrett--the gang's all here to celebrate war's end and to count it's losses and blessings. Port William lives
on, but changed forever.