Hannah Coulter : Port William

  • by Wendell Berry
  • Narrated by Susan Denaker
  • Series: Port William
  • 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Kentucky, readers learn of the Coulters' children, of the Feltners and Branches, and how survivors "live right on." "Ignorant boys killing each other," is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife about the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war while the lives of others were mourned. In her 70s, Nathan's wife, Hannah, now has time to tell of the years since the war.

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Very sweet story!

Where does Hannah Coulter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was very enjoyable. The story flowed. It made me want to live on the land with a community or as they would say, become a


What other book might you compare Hannah Coulter to and why?

It reminded me of Mrs. Mike in how a young girl moves to a new place and finds love and a sense of community.


What does Susan Denaker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has the beautiful older woman voice that reminds you of a full life.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did evoke emotion. The war was very sad, but the family had such a sense of togetherness that it was heartwarming. Grandmam was such a loving character for an abandoned girl that it was heartwarming as well.


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- Marie

Elegantly narrated and beautifully written

Elegantly narrated and beautifully written . . . another wonderful book by Wendell Berry. Susan Denaker's understated Hannah is utterly believable and deeply moving. Even though I'm not Southern, I heard my grandmother's voice and was glad.
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- BookMimi1

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2009
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com