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Download Bay of Souls Audiobook (Unabridged)

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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Stone Narrator: Arliss Howard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Robert Stone's remarkable new novel is a psychological thriller of razor-sharp intensity: mysterious, erotic, and deeply readable.

Michael Ahearn, a professor at a rural college, sheds his comfortable assumptions when he becomes obsessed with a new faculty member from the Carribean, Lara Purcell. An expert in Third World politics, Lara is seductive, dangerous, and in thrall, she claims, to a vodoun spirit who has possession of her soul.

Impassioned and determined, Michael pursues Lara to her native island of St. Trinity, heedless of the political upheaval there. Together they desperately attempt to reclaim all that Lara has lost. Yet island intrigue ensnares them. Lara sacrifices herself to ritual and superstition. Michael is caught unawares in a high-stakes smuggling scheme. In his feverish state of mind, the world becomes an ever-shifting phantasmagoria. He is, himself, possessed.

Here are the trademarks of Stone's greatest fiction: the American embroiled in Third World corruption, the diplomats and convert operatives, the journalists, idealists, and opportunists. Yet in Bay of Souls, the author's sights are set inward, to a place where politics is superfluous, experience unreliable. Never before has Stone probed so intensely the psychological depths of one man's mind. What he finds there defies expectations. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cher | 9/9/2013

    " not sure how or why this ended up on my read list...not interested at all in this book and didn't read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terry | 8/21/2013

    " okay---I don't know what happened in the end or towards the end--but there were parts that were really interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 11/22/2012

    " This book had one of the weirdest most non-erotic sex scenes in it I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Will | 10/20/2012

    " What starts as a solid narrative foundation falls into the same old Stone song-and-dance, with heroines speaking in tongues and the Protagonist being shuttled about adrift in political and hallucinogenic chaos for the last 40 pages or so. Consumed mostly on the return leg from North Carolina. "

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