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I Know This Much Is True

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Wally Lamb

Narrated By: Ken Howard

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2004

Duration: 5 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

Oprah's latest book club selection!New York Times Best SellerAt 40, Dominick Birdsey's entire life has been compromised and constricted by anger and fear: by the schizophrenic twin brother he both deeply loves and resents, and by the past they shared with their adoptive father, Ray, a spit-and polish ex-Navy man and their long-suffering mother, Concettina, a timid, self-conscious woman.Born in the waning moments of 1949 and the opening minutes of 1950, the boys are physical mirror images who grow into separate yet connected entities. But Dominick's talent for survival his escape from Ray's wrath and the genetic fate that is Thomas will be put to the ultimate test when Thomas, a Bible-spouting zealot, commits an unthinkable act that threatens the tenuous balance of both his and Dominick's lives.Set against the vivid panoply of twentieth century America and filled with richly drawn, memorable characters, this deeply moving and thoroughly satisfying story brings to light humanity's deepest needs and fears, of our aloneness, our desire for love and acceptance, and our struggle to survive at all costs. Joyous, mystical, and exquisitely written, I Know This Much Is True is an extraordinary audio experience that will leave no listener untouched.

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  • Claudia B

    This was my first selection trying audiobooks.com. I agree with Sasha McInnis. Very disappointing. The second half is incredibly important to the story. My favorite part in fact. Also, I was expecting the narrator to be George Guidell. I was not impressed with Ken Howard or that the audiobook was abridged.

  • Courtney McDonald

    The idea of this book sounded intriguing but the author didn't strike my interest at all. At first I was into it but the book just had a negative aura that pulled me away from enjoying it.

  • Sasha McInnis

    How can this book only be ~5 hours when its ~900 pages?