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This Boys Life (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Oliver Wyman
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: March 2010
Audio Length: 10 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (11174 ratings)
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Publisher Summary

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.

About the Author: Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff was born on June 19, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama. Tobias Wolff is one of our most featured and respected Fiction and Bios & Memoirs authors available on our website. With a total of 3 audiobooks in our collection on, such as Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories and This Boy's Life, you can enjoy over 25 hours of stories from Wolff. Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories was added to our online catalog in 2008, making it the oldest audiobook we carry from Wolff. The audiobook, This Boy's Life, is the latest of his audiobooks to be added to our collection. Though all of Wolff's Fiction audiobooks can be enjoyed by our customers, This Boy's Life is the most popular and bestselling audiobook sold on our site. To view the entire collection of 3 audiobooks, please visit his author page on Tobias Wolff audiobooks.

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