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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: John Jakes Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9780743561662
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Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells—saints and evil-doers mingled in one unforgettable family—from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country’s history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all. Sweeping from the bitterly divided Carolina frontier of the 1770s through the tragic destruction of the city during the Civil War, Charleston represents America’s premier storyteller at his very best. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Jakes’s earlier hits should find plenty of drama and antebellum flavor in this lusty epic.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jakes combines fictional characters with meticulously researched historical settings and figures to give the events of Charleston context, significance, and immediacy.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Jakes is in tip-top shape here, and fans will enjoy the large cast of compelling characters.” 

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About the Author
Author John JakesJohn Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.
About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9. His audiobook narration has won him eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.