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Angle of Repose

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wallace Stegner

Narrated By: Mark Bramhall

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2009

Duration: 22 hours 13 minutes


Wallace Stegner's uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the present, art and life, parents and children, husbands and wives. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward's investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life. The result is a deeply moving novel that, through the prism of one family, illuminates the American present against the fascinating background of its past.

Set in many parts of the West, Angle of Repose is a story of discovery--personal, historical, and geographical--that endures as Wallace Stegner's masterwork: an illumination of yesterday's reality that speaks to today's.

'Brilliant....Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enhancement of life.''Los Angeles Times


  • Trax

    I only listened through Disc 2 before I gave up. The story is very dull and slow. Basically you are listening to an old, house-bound man talk about his ancestors.

  • Linda B

    Was a slow start but picked up and becomes fascinating. The "Wild West" through this writer's eyes becomes something bigger and more realistic.

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