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  • Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America

  • By: Dr. Bo Brock
  • Narrated by: Lewis Arlt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Benjamin Franklin Award GOLD Winner in Humor. 

Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America is a collection of humorous and poignant stories from a veterinarian in a small, dusty farming and ranching community in rural West Texas. Dr. Brock gives you an intimate look into his small-town and big-hearted perspective on life, animals, and their owners. His unique perspective and tales of doctoring beloved pets, cantankerous livestock, and occasionally their owners will make you smile, laugh, cry, and evoke every other emotion under the sun.

©2014 Dr. Bo Brock (P)2018 Dr. Bo Brock

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  • RDale40
  • 05-11-2019

exceptional

one of the best books I've listened to! Shades of James Herriott! Well written and performed! Tears and laughter throughout. More!

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  • Lisa
  • 07-02-2020

Crowded in the middle of nowhere

I really enjoyed this audio book. Very very funny stories. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Kathleen Penrice
  • 29-07-2019

A New Favorite!

I discovered James Harriott's books (All Creatures Great and Small) about his days as a vet about 40 years ago. I have loved them since.

This book has surpassed them! I can relate to the events because I live in a farming community. My friend who is from El Paso, about 300 miles from La Mesa, listened to it as we drove just to hear a West Texas accent. I don't think she heard the stories at all so I sent it to her for free.

Normally, I just move on to the next book in my library when I finish. Not this one! I'm starting over as soon as I finish typing this.

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  • Diana S. Mason
  • 18-05-2021

Best ever!

Delightful and engaging. Simply the best reading I have ever listened to. Thank you for sharing your life and your stories! From a very satisfied grad of tu!

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  • L. Lowe
  • 30-09-2020

Farmgirl loved this book!

I grew up on a farm and read James Herriot books. This was so great to listen to as it was amusing but also a slice of reality of what it's like to be a vet in a rural area. The person who read it has that Texas twang and brings the voices of people Dr. Brock meets alive. It helps transport me to another world, definitely needed during these times.


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  • Letitia D. Estes
  • 22-09-2019

Wonderful!

I laughed out loud and cried. Such a wonderful book! Such a wonderful vet and human being!

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  • Cheryl hescock
  • 17-09-2019

Good life lessons

Lessons to apply in life from animals to us through the bond they have with humans .

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  • JP
  • 04-12-2018

Incredible Book and Narrator Lewis Arlt

This book is terrific in so many ways. The American wit and wisdom is so refreshing as are the stories. What really makes the book is the narrator Lewis Arlt. He literally makes you believe you are sitting across from and listening to a country vet from Texas reminisce about his life. I listen to so many books and in my opinion the narrator makes it or breaks it. If you have listened to the Remains of the Day narrated by Simon Prebble you know what I mean. Lewis Arlt is in that rarefied class and this book is a gem.

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