True Grit

Version: Unabridged
Author: Charles Portis
Narrator: Donna Tartt
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Western
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie -- as vital as she is innocent -- outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

Reviews (1)

True Grit

Written by Curtis Cosens on January 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'm not normally big on westerns, but this was really a great book. Definitely recommended.

Author Details

Author Details

Portis, Charles

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the "New York Herald-Tribune" and was also its London bureau chief. He is the author of four other novels, including "Masters of Atlantis," "The Dog of the South," "Norwood," and "Gringos,"