Snow Falling on Cedars

  • by David Guterson
  • Narrated by Peter Marinker
  • 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.


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Excellent story, great narration

Wonderful description that creates word pictures in my mind while listening. However there was so much repetition of thoughts and words in the book the result is just too long.
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- Deb


Guterson is everything a writer should be. This story is deep and wide. Characters are revealed bit by bit as he delves into their past. He draws in the influence of WW2, ten years past in this story, as well as the cultural tensions of a Pacific NW island in a narrative centred around the murder trial of a fisherman. On top of an incredible tapestry of personalities and history he layers a freak storm that takes the town to it's limits.

It's beautifully read by Peter Marinker who does a great job of bringing each character their own voice without getting too special. For a guy with a relatively gruff voice his treatment of female characters is particularly noteworthy for it's seamless integration.
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- Robert J Frith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios