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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wiley Cash Narrator: Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780062115591
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“Bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing.”
—Bobbie Ann Mason

“This book will knock your socks off….A first novel that sings with talent.”
—Clyde Edgerton

In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart (Down River), Tom Franklin (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter), Ron Rash (Serena), and Pete Dexter (Paris Trout)—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and A Separate Peace. A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel has great cumulative power. Before I knew it I was grabbed by the ankle and pulled into a full-blown Greek tragedy. I didn’t sleep well after I finished it because I kept thinking all childhoods are not the same. Cruelty and innocence dwell together and always will. I can just imagine the intense work—and the love—that has gone into this.”

    Gail Godwin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Harrowing…Cash adeptly captures the rhythms of Appalachian speech…Has elements of a thriller, but Cash is ultimately interested in how unscrupulous individuals can bend decent people to their own dark ends.”

    Washington Post

  • “A chilling descent into the world of religious frenzy…Compelling, with an elegant structure and a keen eye for detail, matched with compassionate attention to character…Cash’s fine first effort pulls the reader into a shadowy, tormented world where wolves prowl in the guise of sheep.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As lean and spare as a mountain ballad, Cash’s novel resonates perfectly, so much so that it could easily have been expanded to epic proportions. An evocative work about love, fate, and redemption.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The first thing that struck me about Wiley Cash’s novel is the beautiful prose: The narrative is strong, clean, direct, and economical. He is very familiar with this part of rural North Carolina, its mountains, valleys, rivers, vegetation, and farms. He knows the people—their customs, work habits, religion, everyday lives. Cash is a talented and disciplined young writer, and his first novel proves it. I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career.”

    Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying

  • “Cinematic and symphonic…This is a compelling story revealed in a sequence of voices that are as pitch-perfect as they are irresistible. This is a wonderfully impressive debut: tender, muscled, and unforgettable.”

    Rikki Ducornet, author of The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the May 2012 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award
  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction
  • A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Mystery/Suspense
  • Winner of the 2012 CWA New Blood Dagger
  • One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
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About the Author
Author Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy. He won the SIBA Book Award, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and has been nominated for many more awards. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and is the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.

About the Narrators

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and at many theaters throughout the United States. His television credits include The Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Elementary, Alpha House, Royal Pains, All My Children, Reading Rainbow, and all three Law & Order series. Film credits include Our Idiot Brother, Prison Song, and Puccini for Beginners. He has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, is an Audie Award winner, and has received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.