• by David Rhodes
  • Narrated by Lloyd James
  • 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Driftless is an unforgettable story of contemporary life in rural America. Words, Wisconsin, home to a few hundred people yet absent from state maps, comes richly to life by way of an extraordinary cast of characters.
Among them, a middle-aged couple guards the family farm from the mendacious schemes of their milk cooperative; a lifelong invalid finds herself crippled by her resentment of and her affection for her sister; a woman of conflicting impulses and pastor of the local Friends Church stumbles upon an enlightenment she never expected; a cantankerous retiree discovers a cougar living in his haymow, haunting him like a childhood memory; and a former drifter forever alters the ties that bind a community together.
At once intimate and funny, wise and generous, Driftless marks the triumphant return of a significant American writer.


What the Critics Say

"The best work of fiction to come out of the Midwest in many years." (Chicago Tribune)
"Rhodes illuminates the wisdom acquired through hard work, the ancient covenant of farming, and the balm of kindness. Encompassing and incisive, comedic and profound, Driftless is a radiant novel of community and courage." (Booklist)


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Sadly, this audiobook just didn't grab my attention. Characters are introduced in depth, and you expect to go on a journey with them, but their stories are abruptly abandoned. You have a feeling of being hard done by.
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- sarahmoose2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.