The Free Fall of Webster Cummings

  • by Tom Bodett
  • Narrated by Tom Bodett
  • 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this epic drama from beloved radio personality Tom Bodett, a host of unforgettable characters from the end of the road - Alaska - venture to the lower 48 to discover an America they barely recognize.The first to arrive is Ed Flannigan, who has one arm, no job, and not a clue about how to get on with his life. Somehow he winds up in Quartz Creek, Oregon, contending with New Age colonists, organic vegetables, and a cranky old farmer who gives him peculiar and good advice about growing peaches. Meanwhile, Lloyd and Evelyn Decker leave home and hit the road in a powder blue Road Ranger to find their wayward children; Oliver the Dreamer, a soft-spoken amnesiac, finds a home and a family under a bridge in Seattle; and Webster Cummings, a statistical research analyst, survives a fall from a commuter plane to bring together these and other strange and wonderful characters for an unexpected revelation that alters all their lives.


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You'll Love the Americana

If you could sum up The Free Fall of Webster Cummings in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Witty, Smart

What other book might you compare The Free Fall of Webster Cummings to and why?

Like no other I have ever read

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

Tom Bodett paints vivd images with metaphor and weaves a tale like no other author. While his voice may seem somewhat monotone, it suits his material and style of writing so perfectly, it makes it feel familiar, like you are listening to an old friend tell the story, and leaves you believing you know the people in the stories.

Any additional comments?

Tom Bodett is one of the Great American Story Tellers. Don't miss this or any of his wonderful tales.

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- Todd

Wonderful, as usual!

The author is a wonderful narrator. He should have also read the chapter names. The style of those brief inserts was misplaced and not pleasant.
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- Gayle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio