Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters audiobook

Spoon River Anthology

By Edgar Lee Masters
Performed by Patrick Fraley , Edward Asner , and a full cast

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Audio Theater

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781572702790

  • ISBN: 9780792754312

Runtime: 4.38 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2003 Audie Award Finalist

Deemed "essential" in the canon of American literature, this audiobook masterpiece performed in its entirety by a full cast of fifty makes the classic accessible to everyone. 

From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak the truths about their lives. Some speak of hardships and sordid affairs, while others speak of their simple, honest, happy lives. Some are elderly and others are youthful or children, but mortality has claimed them all. Their voices reach us deeply—alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, contemptuous, and comedic, evoking themes of love, hope, disappointment, despair, and abiding faith. As the Spoon River residents examine their lives, they invite us to do the same.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The stories are well told and often harsh, as the dead of Spoon River carry their anger and grievances to their graves…The cast of fifty, headed by Patrick Fraley and Edward Asner, is well matched to the many characters in this excellent production.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Edgar Lee Masters

Author Bio: Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950) was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He published over thirty books, including biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English