West of Here by Jonathan Evison audiobook

West of Here

By Jonathan Evison
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781565129528
16.52 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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An epic western adventure wrapped in the history of one small town. Set in two time frames: the past, as the founders rush toward the future to build a dam, and the present, as their descendants struggle with the past in an attempt to demolish the dam. "A

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

An epic western adventure wrapped in the history of one small town. Set in two time frames: the past, as the founders rush toward the future to build a dam, and the present, as their descendants struggle with the past in an attempt to demolish the dam. "A

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Big and unforgettable…West of Here is a sprawling tragicomic novel about identity—national and personal—that’s as entertaining as it is insightful.” Miami Herald
“A big booming ruckus of a novel…Evison is a tremendously gifted storyteller.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Evison, author of this audacious historical novel, manages a near-impossible feat: first, he creates an almost absurdly complex narrative structure, bridging more than 100 years of life in Washington State and encompassing multiple points of view, and then he grounds the sublime architechtonic whole in the vividly realized daily lives of characters who exist completely in their individual moments but whose actions reverberate back and forth across time.” Booklist (starred review)
“Lots of books deal with adventure. A few are adventures in reading. Jonathan Evison’s ambitious novel, West of Here is one of them…Evison’s prose is as muscular as his setting.” USA Today
“This book is a living, breathing testament to Evison’s singular talent for creating portraits of people who may be fictional, but nevertheless are so vital that one is certain their names must be in a historic register somewhere. Like the people in his book, Evison’s grand ambition seems to have been snatched out of thin air and made real in a way that is simply undeniable.” BookPage
“An enjoyable, meaty read—a vision of a place told through the people who find themselves at the edge of America’s idea of itself.” Los Angeles Times
“An expansive, century-spanning novel…West of Here is the kind of work that begs to be called sweeping, with its large cast of characters encompassing multiple eras, sturdy American themes of community and nature, and a style that could be called cinematic…The big picture is pretty impressive.” Entertainment Weekly
“A booming, bighearted epic.” Vanity Fair
“Sprightly and enthusiastic.” Wall Street Journal
“Riotously funny…Wonderfully charming.” New York Times Book Review

Reviews

Reviews

by MarkG 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Crying out for an editor

This novel could have been much better. The author writes well but to my mind there are too many threads to the story and too many characters for him to be able to pull off a novel of this length. The result is boring in parts because the characters are not sufficiently rounded.

Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Evison

Author Bio: Jonathan Evison

Jonathan Evison lives on an island on the coast of Washington State. His first novel, All About Lulu, won the Washington State Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English