Posted by: Karen | January 23, 2012

EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE by Flannery O’Connor

Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Mark Bramhall, Lorna Raver and Karen White

AUDIOFILE EARPHONES WINNER

AVAILABLE NOW at Blackstone Audio

From the Publisher:

Flannery O’Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

Listen to a sample here: 

From the Audiofile Magazine review:

Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and Lorna Raver flawlessly convey the characters’ ignorance as well as their gut-wrenching epiphanies. The choice of narrator for each story appears to be based on its central consciousness: a grandfather sadly misreading his little granddaughter, a grown son tragically misjudging his mother, a middle-aged woman unable to comprehend the social changes that have erased the world she once knew, among others. This production expertly communicates O’Connor’s literary complexity.” L.X.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

From the Literate Housewife review:

“All of the narrators who collaborated on Everything That Rises Must Converge were outstanding. Audiophile Magazine has selected this audiobook as one of the best of the year and rightly so. The magazine also recognized Lorna Raver and Bronson Pinchot for their particular roles on this project. For me, each of the narrators brought life to the stories they read. Karen White, who I’ve previously experienced in a whimsical romantic novel, was impressive as the self-righteous Mrs. May, ranting against the world, but most especially the bull running rough shot over her land. I think the voice of Grandfather Fortune as rendered by Mark Bramhall will remain with me forever. He made me love an otherwise unlovable cantakerous old man.”

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