The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, Read by Thom Rivera
A New Recording of the Pulitzer Prize–Winning Classic
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A new audio version of Thornton Wilder’s classic novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey is good news. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Thom Rivera’s narration of this brief but engaging audiobook. The story is set in the 18th century in colonial Peru at the moment one of the astounding rope bridges that crisscrossed the Andean gorges of the Inca Empire collapses. The story examines the lives of the five people who die together that day, uncovering layer after layer of relationships and purpose.
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