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Author: George Guidall,John Irving
ISBN: 037540290X
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (May 5, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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Rating: 4.3
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e-Book Widow for One Year epub download

by George Guidall,John Irving



Home John Irving A Widow for One Year. A Widow for One Year. is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.

Home John Irving A Widow for One Year. A widow for one year, . Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Guidall says he reads all his books beforehand and seeks to understand the book, not to just impart information but emotion and performance. Audie Award for John Irving's A Widow For One Year. Audie Award for Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True. Guidall says many narrators are "just reading out loud. They don't have an emotional underpinning. There’s a rhythm to speech in terms of what's implied. If it's raining in the book, there’s got to be something about the voice that evokes the rain. Guidall says audiobook narration "expands the author's intent, brings it into an immediacy. Audie Award for Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True

A Widow for One Year book. This sentence opens John Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, a story of a family marked by tragedy.

A Widow for One Year book. Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character-a difficult woman. By no means is she One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole woke to the sound of lovemaking-it was coming from her parents’ bedroom.

This sentence opens John Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, a story of a family marked by tragedy. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s about to fall in love for the first time

This sentence opens John Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, a story of a family marked by tragedy. By no means is she conventionally nice, but she will never be forgotten. She’s about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.

By John Irving Read by George Guidall

By John Irving Read by George Guidall. By John Irving Read by George Guidall. Category: Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance. In A Widow for One Year, we follow Ruth Cole through three of the most pivotal times in her life: from her girlhood on Long Island (in the summer of 1958) through the fall of 1990 (when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career), and at last in the autumn of. 1995, when Ruth is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother (and she’s about to fall in love for the first time). Both elegiac and erotic, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force.

John Irving's A Widow For One Year is the epic story of a family, dysfunctional at. .

John Irving's A Widow For One Year is the epic story of a family, dysfunctional at best, unable to cope with tragedy-or with each other. The unabridged audiobook, narrated by George Guidall (The Cat Who Sang for the Birds, The Inner Sanctum, The Legacy) draws the listener in with a crisp, methodical vocal presentation. Guidall portrays each character with a convincingly distinct voice, accurately impersonating the characters' intonations and verbal habits. Perhaps Irving's other brilliant books created impossible and unfair expectations, but I just did not care for A Widow For One Year. 3 people found this helpful.

She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason. She's about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force.

John Irving's A Widow For One Year is the epic story of a family, dysfunctional at best, unable to cope with tragedy-or with each other

John Irving's A Widow For One Year is the epic story of a family, dysfunctional at best, unable to cope with tragedy-or with each other. The interaction between characters is both conversational and believable.

Audie Award for John Irving's A Widow For One Year.

George Guidall is a prolific audiobook narrator and theatre actor  . YouTube Encyclopedic. Audie Award for Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True References.

A widow for one year. Earphones Award Winner. George Guidall's tone perfectly captures the bittersweet fairy-tale quality of Irving's work; Guidall clearly understands that Irving's fictional world is well outside the realm of realism. Especially noteworthy is his portrayal of the passage of time; the characters in this novel age 37 years. Child and adolescent turn middle-aged, adults grow old-in each older character Guidall gives us echoes of the younger character we remember.

14 cassettes / 24 1/4 hoursUNABRIDGED"[Irving's] instincts are so basically sound, his talent for storytelling so bright and strong that he gets down to the truth of his time." -The New York Times Book ReviewTwenty years after The World According to Garp, John Irving gives us a new novel about a family marked by tragedy. Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice", but she will never be forgotten.Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we first meet her--on Long Island, in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four.The second window into Ruth's life opens on the fall of 1990, when Ruth is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason.A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time.Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.
Kadar
I have read and loved Irving novels for years and especially like the ones where I can relate to the protagonist and other characters. This is one of those!
Do not be put off by its length. It reads fast and can be one of those that keep you up at night. I found myself thinking of this book during the day and anxiously waiting to find out what the four main characters were up to next.
It moves back and forth between these wonderfully drawn characters - while still moving forward through the years. The first quarter of the book takes place when Ruth is four years old. You can feel how that summer would affect her the rest of her life. It is also a fun read while going forward with the tragedy of the lives involved.
This is the first Irving book that, I now realize, was made into a movie by another name. This film only took place in that first quarter of the book when she was four. Very unusual to discover. See if you can figure it out.

Now to the ending. Don't read it ahead since it would make no sense without the whole book under your belt. However, I have never read a book where I gasped and sobbed at the last sentence.
Mr Irving - you have completely gotten me on this one.

Finally - it is about all the characters being writers of one kind or another. This is fun since Irving has the opportunity to talk about how different people write and succeed, or not.

Enjoy this great read
Aria
I have read thousands of novels and this is one of my favorites. It is true, as other reviewers say, that John Irving is a scattered writer who often shifts story-lines and tone. But that is part of the charm of a John Irving novel, along with his humor and bitterness. There are at least 2 plots here and I thought both of them were interesting and entertaining. And there are four or five or six important characters, all of whom are interesting and flawed. I think most readers would enjoy reading A Widow for One Year. It is never boring.
Dordred
If this were written by another author, I would say it was decent. But John Irving is an exceptional writer - one of my all-time favorites - and I was a bit disappointed. The story became more interesting toward the end of the book, but much of what preceded that seemed unnecessary and even self indulgent. For example, a number of passages seemed like independent short stories that just didn't belong (or had a tenuous connection). He's included such passages in other books, but not nearly as many.

I'm glad I read Garp, Owen Meany and Cider House Rules first. Had I started with A Widow For One Year, I doubt that I would have been interested in those masterpieces. Indeed, I would not even have completed this book had it been written by just about anyone else; although it was engaging in many places, it dragged for long stretches.

Perhaps Irving's other brilliant books created impossible and unfair expectations, but I just did not care for A Widow For One Year.
Gldasiy
Every John Irving fan will doubtlessly once again get totally engrossed in the characters which he so masterfully creates. Not many authors are capable of creating a depth to his characters as John Irving does. It is patently clear that every detail of the fiction is planned by the author in detail before he writes his novel and there is no haphazard development or happenings that do not ultimately falls within the ambit of the plot. I do believe however that John Irving is better at writing from the perspective of a male than from a female, as is done in this book. He typifies female characters and fails to give them the depth that he gives his male main characters of his fiction. The story of Ruth (the widow for a year) and the main character fails to fully portray the feelings and thoughts of a female and so it does of her mother and her best friend, Hannah. He fails to give them the complexity of a woman. He can give Ruth the characteristics of an author, but as aforesaid, fails to give her the complexity of a woman. John Irvings main characters normally invoke a feeling of like and admiration however he does not make Ruth a very likeable persona.Normally when finishing a John Irving book I miss the main character, like a friend that has left my world but I did not feel like that about any of his characters he creates in this book, including her two best friends, Hannah and Eddie. Hannah is stereocast as a "woman always between bad boyfiends" and Eddie's character is confusing in that he is a real weakling at times and other times just "nice". There are however some very compelling parts to the book and a John Irving fan will enjoy this book as well.
Thomeena
I absolutely love John Irving. A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules are two of my favorite books and definitely five star reads. A Widow for One Year also has its strong points, however it also has some weaknesses. I personally like Irvings writing style so that did not disappoint. The story was good and at times very engaging. I believe that Irving excels at creating unique characters that are not people that we come across very often and this book is no exception. My reasoning behind three stars instead of four is that in the two previously mentioned novels there seemed to be much more research put into the story. For example, cider house rules had characters that performed medical procedures and worked in Apple orchards to name a couple and Irving went into great detail about both which I can only imagine took a great amount time to learn to be able to convincingly write on the topic. Owen Meany had a lot of political history and ideology. A Widow for One Year had characters with unique backgrounds but it is a topic that is all to easy for an author to write about. The characters are writers. So I guess I am more disappointed that Irving possibly may have took an easy and in my opinion a much to often used route in this book. That being said I still enjoyed it and think that it was well written. Thanks for reading.