This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff
  • List: $24.47  |  Sale: $17.13
    Club: $12.23
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

This Boy's Life

Author: Tobias Wolff

Narrator: Oliver Wyman

Unabridged: 10 hr 1 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 03/30/2010

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Literary

Synopsis

First published in 1989, this memoir has become a classic in the genre. With this book, Wolff essentially launched the memoir craze that has been going strong ever since. It was made into a movie in 1993.Fiction writer Tobias Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it describes. The story is pretty grim: Teenaged Wolff moves with his divorced mother from Florida to Utah to Washington State to escape her violent boyfriend. When she remarries, Wolff finds himself in a bitter battle of wills with his abusive stepfather, a contest in which the two prove to be more evenly matched than might have been supposed. Deception, disguise, and illusion are the weapons the young man learns to employ as he grows up-not bad training for a writer-to-be. Somber though this tale of family strife is, it is also darkly funny and so artistically satisfying that listeners come away exhilarated.

Recommended

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, Abraham Riesman
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of S...
by Abraham Riesman

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Published: 02/16/2021

Prairie Fires The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caroline Fraser
Prairie Fires
by Caroline Fraser

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Christina Moore
Published: 11/21/2017

Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Furious Hours
by Casey Cep

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 05/07/2019

A Thousand Naked Strangers A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back, Kevin Hazzard
A Thousand Naked Strangers
by Kevin Hazzard

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 01/05/2016

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me A Memoir, Sherman Alexie
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
by Sherman Alexie

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sherman Alexie
Published: 06/13/2017

When in French Love in a Second Language, Lauren Collins
When in French
by Lauren Collins

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published: 09/13/2016

Inheritance A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Dani Shapiro
Inheritance
by Dani Shapiro

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Published: 01/15/2019

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961, Nicholas Reynolds
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy
by Nicholas Reynolds

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 03/14/2017

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

List: $18.87

Sale: $13.21

Club: $9.43

Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Published: 10/06/2005
{"id":"1171626","ean":"9781615730896","abr":"Unabridged","title":"This Boy's Life","subtitle":"","author":"Tobias Wolff","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Oliver Wyman","ubr_id":"1171626","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.47","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.68","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Oliver Wyman","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 1 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}