How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn audiobook

How Green Was My Valley

By Richard Llewellyn
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing
16.38 Hours Unabridged
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How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling—and timeless—classic, as well as the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn’s characters fight, love, laugh, and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people. This much-loved book won the National Book Award for favorite novel of 1940.

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Summary

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How Green Was My Valley is Richard Llewellyn’s bestselling—and timeless—classic, as well as the basis of a beloved film. As Huw Morgan is about to leave home forever, he reminisces about the golden days of his youth when South Wales still prospered, when coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Drawn simply and lovingly, with a crisp Welsh humor, Llewellyn’s characters fight, love, laugh, and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.

This much-loved book won the National Book Award for favorite novel of 1940.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A story of exquisite distinction and vibrant interest; clear and strong as the music under the sky.” New York Times Book Review
“It took me up and flung me beyond time and silence. All I did was listen…You’ll never be the same after Richard Llewellyn has worked his magic.” Los Angeles Times
“A beautiful story told in words which have Welsh music in them…a book which will live in the mind and memory of its readers.” Atlantic Monthly
“The reader emerges from these tense pages strangely aglow with sharing the happiness of the characters…The simplicity of the language and its delicately strange flavor give the book added charm.” Chicago Tribune
“This classic story…is so compelling, especially with Ralph Cosham’s narration, that it is difficult to believe that it is pure fiction and not a memoir…[Cosham’s] mellifluous voice is a perfect fit for the story, bringing the softness and nostalgia that the writing commands and deserves. The humorous scenes are as effectively delivered as are the tragic, rounding out a performance that will stick with listeners long after they have played the last CD.” SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

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Author Bio: Richard Llewellyn

Author Bio: Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn (1906–1983), a Welsh novelist, was born in Hendon, England, in the county of Middlesex. Before World War II, he spent periods working in hotels, wrote a play, worked as a coal miner, and produced his best known novel, How Green Was My Valley, as well as nineteen other novels. After the war he worked as a journalist, covering the Nuremberg Trials, and then as a screenwriter for MGM.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 16.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English