Blue Highways

  • by William Least Heat-Moon
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.


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Customer Reviews

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An epic journey i'd love to take.

I loved it. a gigantic journey full of interesting people and descriptions of places. Ok i could'be done without the rambling metaphysical nonsense and a tendency to quote the same few people over and over but what the hell, i was captivated by this book. 40 years on, i wonder how this journey would look and sound like today.
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A beautiful book, beautifully narrated

A deep and very thought provoking story describing the journey of a highly intelligent man as he journeys through some really fascinating and diverse parts of the US. His fusion of native American and European ancestry makes for a refreshing and entertaining perspective on what makes those remote and sometimes isolated communities tick. I loved following William Least Heat Moon's journey on Google Earth or Google Maps as I commute to work on the train.
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- Dr M Goldberg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio