STARRED REVIEW
November 2021

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter’s talents as a ballad singer make this audiobook, which includes an original song, a special pleasure.
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Thirteen-year-old Weldon Applegate (as remembered by 99-year-old Weldon Applegate) is the unlikely hero of Josh Ritter's The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All (7 hours). Set in Cordelia, Idaho, a lumber town at the end of the lumberjack era, and populated by ghosts, witches and demons, this rollicking tall tale is as true and honest as the honed edge of a jack's favorite ax.  

Ritter is a renowned singer-songwriter, and his language is exquisite, especially when describing the grandeur of a winter forest or the subtle evil of a greedy man. His nuanced narration gives an authentic voice to both young and ancient Weldon, endowing him with wisdom, humor and valor while never losing sight of the terrible beauty of his vanished world. Ritter's talents as a ballad singer make this audiobook, which includes an original song, a special pleasure.

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The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

By Josh Ritter
Harlequin Audio
ISBN 9781488212284

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