Paradise, Larry McMurtry
  • List: $12.46  |  Sale: $8.73
    Club: $6.23
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Paradise

Author: Larry McMurtry

Narrator: Philip Bosco

Unabridged: 3 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 06/04/2001

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

In 1999, Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of an entirely different kind. 

Vividly, movingly, and with infinite care, McMurtry paints a portrait of his parents' marriage against the harsh, violent landscape of west Texas. It is their roots -- laced with overtones of hard work, bitter disappointment, and the Puritan ethic -- that McMurtry challenges by traveling to Tahiti, a land of lush sensuality and easy living. With fascinating detail, shrewd observations, humorous pathos, and unforgettable characters, he begins to answer some of the questions of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his hometown of Archer City, Texas.

Recommended

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Published: 04/28/2020

Melania and Me The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Melania and Me
by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Published: 09/01/2020

Over the Top A Raw Journey to Self-Love, Jonathan Van Ness
Over the Top
by Jonathan Van Ness

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jonathan Van Ness
Published: 09/24/2019

Unorthodox The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman
Unorthodox
by Deborah Feldman

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Rachel Botchan
Published: 03/03/2020

A Very Punchable Face A Memoir, Colin Jost
A Very Punchable Face
by Colin Jost

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Colin Jost
Published: 07/14/2020

Inside Out A Memoir, Demi Moore
Inside Out
by Demi Moore

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Demi Moore
Published: 09/24/2019

Where Do I Begin? Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, Elvis Duran
Where Do I Begin?
by Elvis Duran

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Elvis Duran
Published: 10/01/2019

In Pieces, Sally Field
In Pieces
by Sally Field

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sally Field
Published: 09/18/2018

Becoming, Michelle Obama
Becoming
by Michelle Obama

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Michelle Obama
Published: 11/13/2018
{"id":"318754","ean":"9780375418488","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Paradise","subtitle":"","author":"Larry McMurtry","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Philip Bosco","ubr_id":"318754","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"12.46","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"8.10","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Philip Bosco","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 4 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}