True Grit

True Grit

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie -- as vital as she is innocent -- outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : Recorded Books, LLC, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781449892289
9781436170840
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Tartt, Donna
OverDrive, Inc

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January. I loved this, the simple story, the characters, who were incredibly vivid considering how short this novel is, and the language, which is smart, funny and full of juice. The audiobook is read by author Donna Tartt, who has long loved the novel, and she is a splendid reader.

January. I loved this, the simple story, the characters, who were incredibly vivid considering how short this novel is, and the language, which is smart, funny and full of juice. The audiobook is read by author Donna Tartt, who has long loved the novel, and she is a splendid reader.


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Librarian_Deb May 31, 2016

Listening to Mattie brought to life by the skilled narrator of this audio (Donna Tartt) was an absolute delight. Her adventures played out like a movie in my head as she went on her quest for vengeance against the man who had killed her father. As a bonus, the CD has an essay by the narrator where she talks about her love for the book and her thoughts about its place in American literature. I agree that it should be treated as the classic that it is, I have read few stories that draw the reader in with such remarkable characters and a thrilling plot. I highly recommend it--don't get hung up on the western setting, Mattie's spunk and wit will win you over, even if you dislike the horse riding and gun fighting

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Feb 20, 2011

Donna Tartt is not the best audio book reader. Perhaps she got this gig b/c she's a published author. Some of her characters' voices are pretty rough.
The story is excellent. A very good read. I don't know if this applies to an audio book, but I couldn't put it down.

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