The Brothers K

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David James Duncan

Narrated By: Robertson Dean

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2008

Duration: 28 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Here there is a father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident, a mother who clings obsessively to a religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past, and four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K tells a story both striking in its originality and poignant in its universality.

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  • Oksana Lutsyk

    goes from interesting to boring throughout the book...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Liza

    One of the best books that I have ever read! And as such, it is very hard to describe. Basically, I just want to say: "Read this book, it is so awesome. It deserves 6 stars out of 5". This book excels on so many dimensions - it is not a story, it is a life story, an enchanting one, and it will make you shed tears, and laugh out loud, and fill with anger, and awe, and your heart will wrench and expand, back and forth. The Brothers K is brilliant. It is also very long, but it is flying (too quickly). You are going to love each one of the four brothers, which are described masterfully, so you can get connected to all of them, from the agnostic mocking-religion son to the unquestioning very religious one. It sounds impossible, but Duncan had succeeded. Masterpiece, have I mentioned? :)