Art in America by Ron McLarty audiobook

Art in America

By Ron McLarty
Read by Ron McLarty

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14.07 Hours 1
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Author of the acclaimed novel The Memory of Running, Ron McLarty is an American original whose infectious prose will swiftly ensnare any reader. Art in America tells the story of unknown writer Steven Kearney, an aging man whose lifelong commitment to his art finally brings him to homelessness in NYC. Then miraculously he receives an invitation to become playwright in residence of a troubled Rocky Mountain town.

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Summary

Author of the acclaimed novel The Memory of Running, Ron McLarty is an American original whose infectious prose will swiftly ensnare any reader. Art in America tells the story of unknown writer Steven Kearney, an aging man whose lifelong commitment to his art finally brings him to homelessness in NYC. Then miraculously he receives an invitation to become playwright in residence of a troubled Rocky Mountain town.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest meets A Confederacy of Dunces. McLarty’s storytelling skills shine in this ribald, riotously funny, but also poignant novel. You’ll never look at the theater or the state of Colorado in quite the same way after reading it.” David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“McLarty delivers a rollicking, Rabelaisian tale of common sense and neighborliness run amok in picturesque rural Colorado. Underpinning the plot is a serious, contentious issue—the right of eminent domain—and the clash of public and private interests in a terrain of pristine beauty produces a zesty bouillabaise.” Austin Chronicle
“Ambitious and consistently charming…Steven’s relocation sparks a colorful fish-out-of-water story populated with cowboys, environmental activists, hordes of reporters, performance artists, ecoterrorists, and bona fide outlaws.” Publishers Weekly
“An actor adept at entertaining and holding an audience shows himself a novelist gifted with the same skills…An immensely engaging and winning performance.” Kirkus Reviews
“Delightful…McLarty affects a bewildered delivery and a leisurely pace, making his observations about the colorful characters living in the hamlet of Creedemore both insightful and funny…both hopeful and hilarious.” AudioFile
“McLarty works the whole spectrum here, from the hilarious banter of old cowpokes to the halting romance between the playwright and a mural artist to the incredibly moving moments when the town sheriff, still grieving from the death of his old partner, invokes the late cop’s street wisdom. A bighearted, wildly entertaining novel from a writer who just gets better with every outing.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Ron McLarty

Author Bio: Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 14.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English