Dog of the South by Charles Portis audiobook

Dog of the South

By Charles Portis
Read by David Baker

Recorded Books, Inc.
8.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Charles Portis has drawn widespread critical acclaim for his inventive prose. In The Dog of the South, Ray Midge is on the trail of his wife Norma, who's headed for Mexico with her ex-husband. On the way Ray meets the eccentric Dr. Reo Symes, a man with more get-rich-quick schemes than common sense. Together, they'll have to overcome tropical storms, grifters, and plenty of car trouble en route to their destination-wherever that may be.

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Charles Portis has drawn widespread critical acclaim for his inventive prose. In The Dog of the South, Ray Midge is on the trail of his wife Norma, who's headed for Mexico with her ex-husband. On the way Ray meets the eccentric Dr. Reo Symes, a man with more get-rich-quick schemes than common sense. Together, they'll have to overcome tropical storms, grifters, and plenty of car trouble en route to their destination-wherever that may be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Portis may be the sneakiest comedian in American letters, not to mention one of the funniest. And there's no better specimen of his double-edged art than The Dog of the South, which Overlook Press has recently rescued from a long, cruel, out-of-print limbo … Still, you won't find a more delicious (or less reliable) narrator in contemporary fiction, and Charles Portis's genius for inventing all-American eccentrics is anything but futile.” Amazon.com
“One hot summer we rented this house near Austin, Tex., that was on a river with natural springs where you could swim. I found a paperback copy of Charles Portis’s Dog of the South in the house, which I’m ashamed to say I stole because it was so funny. I had to have it! Since then I’ve bought other copies of that book and left them at people’s houses in an attempt to reverse the karma.” Arthur Bradford, New York Times Book Review

Reviews

Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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Dude...where's my car?

Charles Portis is an interesting writer. The author of the amazing True Grit (a comedy!) offers a different kind of storytelling here. The plot is paper thin. Guy loses wife and car (and shotgun) to a co-worker. Guy goes on journey from Little Rock Arkansas to Belize, Central America to find the couple ... and retrieve his car. That's it. BUT, the story isn't so much at center stage here as the journey. It gives Charles Portis the opportunity to write about weird and interesting characters. Sometimes it works...sometimes not. David Baker does great job handing the narration on this. This audio book is fun, but not deep.

Author

Author Bio: Charles Portis

Author Bio: Charles Portis

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, Masters of Atlantis, The Dog of the South, and Gringos.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English