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News of the World Audio CD – Import, 25 August 2020

4.5 out of 5 stars 12,170 ratings

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"Mining lush Texas history...this Western is not to be missed by Jiles's fans and lovers of Texan historical fiction."

-- "Library Journal"

"As one might expect, the old man is tough but the little girl is tougher...Jiles...keep[s] her story quietly ironic and exquisitely particular."

-- "New York Times Book Review"

"Grover Gardner delivers a truly inspired performance in reading this tale of adventure, suspense, and drollery, some parts so funny as to make the listener laugh out loud. Gardner skips back and forth between Johanna and Kidd, capturing the tempo of conversation--of her increasing mastery of English and growing high spirits, and his occasional exasperation."

-- "Washington Post (audio review)"

"Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in skirting clichés through its empathy and through the depth of its major characters."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Reader Gardner proves yet again that he is one of the best voice actors in the audiobook industry today with his reading of Jiles' evocative story of post-Civil War Texas. His deep, warm voice is such a perfect match for the character of the elderly widowed Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd that listeners immediately fall under his spell. Gardner's rich vocal tones and his faultless timing of Jiles's prose rhythms draw listeners quickly and deeply into the premise of the story and the lives of its characters."

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)"

About the Author

Paulette Jiles is an author whose books have been an Oprah Pick, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and nominated for the National Book Award.



Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (25 August 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1094192341
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1094192345
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 84 g
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,170 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars A stunning historic fiction with lively characters and a compelling premise.
By Priya_Shrinath on 5 February 2021
Set in the 1870s Texas, News Of The World is a stunning literary fiction that follows the story of a young girl Johanna, who is still in trauma after being captured and later released by Kiowa for whatever reasons unknown.

Captain Kidd is now retired from spending his days in the Civil War and is now on a mission to spread the news of the world to remote people and places and to whoever would give him an ear and a dime! That's when he comes across the scared little girl who cannot speak common language, nor can she communicate with the Captain.

What follows is the journey of this unlikely duo across miles in search of Johanna's remaining family. In between, they'll face troubles that'll test their newly blossoming bond which will only get stronger from friends to close-as-a-family! Although it starts deliberately because Kidd would be rewarded for Johanna's return, soon that'd change.

Wow, what a read! The book flows as smooth as an ocean current and its very easy to fall in love with both Kidd and Johanna and their strange relationship. Paulette Jiles makes a brilliant portrayal of her story and the characters, slowly building a pace and urging her readers to laugh and cry along with her premise.

Atmospheric and compelling, it is no doubt that this book made a terrific feature film for Tom Hanks! I'm so glad I had a chance to read this stunning novel and highly recommend it to everyone who'd love a historical story with lively characters and learn about the Civil War.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Heart-Warming Story
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful. Take your time. Then read it again.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to read as no punctuation
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