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Publisher's Summary

Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.
©2014 Willa Cather (P)2016 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Eugene on 01-25-17

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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By Jan the Tech Man on 01-13-17

Breathtaking!

Where does Death Comes for the Archbishop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was blown away by the descriptions of the New Mexico sky and landscape. I wanted to jump in my car and drive to Santa Fe. I downloaded this book after reading a travel piece in the New York Times that quoted from the novel extensively and was blown away by both the descriptions of the landscape but even more so by the description of the life of early missionaries, the Mexicans and the native Americans. Highly recommend!

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