Death Comes for the Archbishop

  • by Willa Cather
  • Narrated by David Ackroyd
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.


What the Critics Say

"A truly remarkable book... Soaked through and through with atmosphere... From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification." (New York Times)
"The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us." (Rebecca West)


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Customer Reviews

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A beautiful story, perfectly read

I downloaded this book on a whim, but wow was it something special. This novel is written simply but very elegantly, and I was moved by the story of the colorful lives of the bishop and his faithful friend. The narration is perfect for the story--sparse, unadorned, perfectly judged. I recommend this to anyone, but especially those looking to be carried away to harder but simpler times. What a powerful counterpoint to our troubled times.
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- Eugene


I've been watching for this audible version of this book for years! Thank you, whoever made this happen.
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- Marilyn C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio