"As a boy, he himself had wanted nothing more than the chance to dream‰Û_Why should he begrudge his son what he had most desired?"
... From "Nightingale" by Tobias Wolff
A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt. This CD collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.
Tobias Wolff's "Nightingale"
A bullying father suddenly has doubts on his drive with his stoic son to military school to "toughen up" the boy.
Ron Carlson's "Towel Season"
A tender story of a scientist and his wife's rocky moments as he works on a tough math proof.
Richard Ford's "Communist"
A teenage boy's relationship to his single mother and her new boyfriend against the background of the stark Montana landscape.
Aleksandar Hemon's "Blind Jozef Pronek"
The stories tell of a Bosnian man struggling to make a new life in America.
"Hurt brings these stories to life as he conveys the humor, sarcasm and tenderness weaved throughout these tales. He becomes the different characters, helping to draw in the audience with his gently cadence and familiar tones." - Desert News
"The collections on offer by Selected Shorts are of a uniformly high quality, and this group is no exception-if anything, it's the icing on the cake." - To read the complete reveiw, visit the AudioFile Magazine website.