A on of the Middle Border

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hamlin Garland

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: September 2016

Duration: 15 hours 33 minutes


In all the region of autobiography, so far as I know it, I do not know quite the like of Mr. Garland's story of his life, and I should rank it with the very greatest of that kind in literature. . . . It is the poet who sees the vast scale of human struggle with nature or the things she will withhold unless they are forced from her by man's tireless toil and mighty mechanism, and in the vision he knows a battle-joy as distinctive of this Son of the Middle Border as his fidelity to the sordid and squalid details of the campaign, or his exultation of the beauty of the West which he has so passionately hated and finally so passionately loves. As you read the story of his life you realize it the memorial of a generation, of a whole order of American experience; as you review it you perceive it an epic of such mood and make as has not been imagined before.(Introduction by William Dean Howells, New York Times review, August 26, 1917)


  • cathy M

    Very interesting story. The narrators switched toward the end and last one had an accent which kind of changed the ability to understand.

  • deborah d

    Very interesting until the second narrator, a woman I could not understand. I generally avoid books with multiple narrators, but this one slipped by. It was an enjoyable book until that point.

  • Charles Newberg

    cool to see how our forefathers lived

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