#2 of Plainsong
Written by:
Kent Haruf
Narrated by:
George Hearn

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2004
8 hours 30 minutes
One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a best-seller from coast to coast—and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

When the McPheron brothers see Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they’d taken in, move from their ranch to begin college, an emptiness opens before them—and for many other townspeople it also promises to be a long, hard winter. A young boy living alone with his grandfather helps out a neighbor whose husband, off in Alaska, suddenly isn’t coming home, leaving her to raise their two daughters. At school the children of a disabled couple suffer indignities that their parents know all too well in their own lives, with only a social worker to look after them and a violent relative to endanger them further. But in a small town a great many people encounter one another frequently, often surprisingly, and destinies soon become entwined—for good and for ill—as they confront events that sorely test the limits of their resilience and means, with no refuge available except what their own character and that of others afford them.

Spring eventually does reach across the land, and how the people of Eventide get there makes for an engrossing, profoundly moving novel rich in the wisdom, humor, and humanity for which Kent Haruf is justly acclaimed.
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Cyn K.

This narrator was the perfect pairing for this work of literature. I found his voice soothing, his reading hypnotic and don't think it could have been done any better if Haruf himself had narrated it. As for the book, the second in a three book series set in fictional Holt, CO, it absolutely delighted me. It's a quiet book, but Haruf was a quiet writer. That was his brilliance. The subtleties of character and deeply moving circumstances of those in the book are a study in humanity. Haruf wasn't given to flourish in his plot lines but he made up for it in his keen sense of the dark and light elements in all of us.

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