A River Runs Through It: Four Disc Special Edition with Bonus Material

Overview

Thirty years after its original publication, an American classic is now available in a special expanded edition.

Maclean writes “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all...

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Overview

Thirty years after its original publication, an American classic is now available in a special expanded edition.

Maclean writes “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all things are related.

Also included on this new release: On the Big Blackfoot, the memoir that inspired A River Runs Through It, read by Maclean and his son John, backed by the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River.

From its first sentence to the last, this novella by Norman Maclean will captivate readers with its vivid images of the Blackfoot River, its tender yet realistic renderings of Maclean's father and brother and its uncanny blending of fly fishing with the affections of the heart. "Wise, witty, wonderful . . ."--Publishers Weekly.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Exquisite . . . this recording joins the ranks of the few near-perfect matches of reader and author.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Exquisite . . . this recording joins the ranks of the few near-perfect matches of reader and author.
Library Journal
One of the best-selling audiotapes ever, this title became hard to find recently, as it fell victim to a series of buyouts of various publishers. HighBridge is putting a new cover on this classic reading by Ivan Doig, Montana native and author of This House of Sky. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Alfred Kazin
Altogether beautiful in the power of its feelings....As beautiful as anything in Thoreau or Hemingway. -- Chicago Tribune Book World
Roger Sale
It is an enchanted tale....I have read the story three times now and each time it seems fuller. -- The New York Review of Books
Dale Burk
One of the most sensitive and beautiful writers I've ever read.
— Dale Burk,Missoulian
James R. Frakes
Maclean's voice-acerbic, laconic, deadpan-rings out of a rich American tradition…I love its sound.
— James R. Frakes,New York Times
Barbara Bannon
The title novella is the prize…Something unique and marvelous: a story that is at once an evocation of nature's miracles and realities and a probing of human mysteries. Wise, witty, wonderful, Maclean spins his tales, casts his flies, fishes the rivers and the woods for what he remembers from his youth in the Rockies.
— Barbara Bannon,Publisher's Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598870336
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 4/20/2006
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 981,912
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 5.62 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN NORMAN MACLEAN is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about wildland fire for more than 15 years. His first book, Fire on the Mountain, was featured in two documentaries by Dateline NBC and the History Channel. He has also written Fire and Ashes and The Thirtymile Fire, both critically acclaimed. He lives in Washington, DC.

IVAN DOIG was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. His first book, This House of Sky, was a finalist for the National Book Award in contemporary thought. “The language begins in western territory and experience but in the hands of an artist it touches all landscape and all life,” Robert Kirsch wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “Doig is such an artist,” Richard Critchfield added in the Washington Post, “Nor is Doig’s gift merely literary. Besides his intuitions and artistry there is the iron purpose of an ex-ranchhand who has earned his Ph.D. in history.”

NORMAN MACLEAN grew up in and around Missoula, Montana, where he worked in logging camps and for the U.S. Forest Service. He attended Dartmouth College and taught English for 46 years at the University of Chicago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Like an old radio show

    Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It blends religion, fly-fishing and memoir as it comes to life in audio under the compelling voice of Ivan Doig. It was a hit novel ¿ but this 4-disc cd collection includes new bonus material, making it a pick even for prior readers, who will discover new loveliness in the audio version. Mystery listeners will love Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (1598870297, $26.95), which has been fully dramatized by a cast for maximum effect. Like an old radio show the action comes to life in these twelve episodes which sparkle with special effects and life.

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