Mink River

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brian Doyle

Narrated By: David Drummond

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2014

Duration: 12 hours 34 minutes

Summary:

In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman who is addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer, and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime is committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking . . .

This is the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and when the book ends, listeners will be more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.

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  • Zoe Lewis

    This is a beautiful, incredibly intuitive, and thoughtful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but the style is not for everyone. This book does not have a perfectly clear plot, it is made up of many little plots which Brian Doyle has gently sewn together and left for you to explore.