A Thousand Acres

Written by:
Jane Smiley
Narrated by:
C.J. Critt

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2008
14 hours 48 minutes
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Jane Smiley’s spellbinding novel also headed bestseller lists for many months. A Thousand Acres is the powerful, mythic story of an American farm family and the land that nourishes and consumes its members.
Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle of love, jealousy, and fear when their father, Larry Cook, grows too old to manage the family’s fertile thousand acre farm. As each couple struggles with their own tragedies and challenges, they know their father is judging them in light of the weighty inheritance that hovers within their reach.
The Cook family, and the farm community around them, are part of a mosaic that is as enduring as the fences and fields of the broad midwestern landscape. But this endurance exacts an immense price from them in return.
“… a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres, of the human heart.”—The Washington Post Book World
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I loved it!!!! I grew up on a farm in the early 80's. Some of it brought back some good memories. The twists weren't reminders of my family but it's what makes a good story, I suppose.

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Joseph Cushman

Enthralling! just keeps drawing you in the longer you listen.

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David P.

I really enjoyed this audiobook.

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