Crawfish Mountain: A Novel Audiobook, by Ken Wells Play Audiobook Sample

Crawfish Mountain: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Dick Hill Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781483071046

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

64

Longest Chapter Length:

51:14 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:59 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

14:51 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

Justin Pitre was born and raised on his grandfather’s Louisiana bayou, and he has made a promise to keep his family’s prized 500-acre property safe. But across town, Big-Tex oil bigwig Tom Huff and his company have major plans to cash in on the resources that lie below the bayou by ramming a dragline through the Pitre property. Justin and his fiery wife Grace go to all lengths to stop their bayou from being destroyed, but they might not know exactly what they’re up against.

Featuring a bayou boat chase, a burgeoning romance between the governor and a hotheaded young environmentalist, a sexy snitch, a kidnapping, and a fishing trip gone wrong, Crawfish Mountain showcases Ken Wells’ trademark flair for adventurous storytelling, winning characters, and a singular locale.

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"I enjoy Ken Wells a lot and this book was a fun read, but not as wacky and wild as his LeBauve trilogy which includes one of my all time favorites--Junior's Leg. Crawfish Mountain was a very environmentally conscious book in the style of Hiassen."

— Mmb (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “The plot’s many wild turns and feel-good ending may remind readers of Carl Hiaasen’s novels. Wells is a native of southern Louisiana, and his love of Cajun culture and its patois, food, and ties to the landscape shines throughout.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Hold on to your seat—Dick Hill’s going to take you on a pirogue ride that will rock you with humor and intrigue. He doesn’t miss a beat as he switches from Cajun patois to Southern accents, reels out the names of foods with piquant accents, and steers you through political chicanery.”

    — AudioFile
  • "Wells knows the lingo and rhythms of Cajun language and culture as only a native can, and his depiction of the lowlife Junior and his twisted psyche is gritty and humorous."

    — Library Journal
  • “If you enjoy enjoy crawfish and shrimp, and Dixie beer , not to mention good fishing, good ol’ boys, and good-looking women, you're in the right novel.”

    — Washington Post

Crawfish Mountain Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.26923076923077 out of 53.26923076923077 out of 53.26923076923077 out of 53.26923076923077 out of 53.26923076923077 out of 5 (3.27)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was great. If you know anything about Cajun life, you will get a real kick out of it. "

    — Alice, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A political, satirical pageturner about a serious subject - read for Bill's reading group at the time of the oil spill in the Gulf - totally unplanned timing but very appropriate. "

    — Valerie, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book has it all - romance, suspense, environmental issues, gorgeous scenery & some really bad guys. "

    — Mary, 6/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " The author had a good story line with the oil companies versus the marsh. But, he over-did the Louisiana politics and the characters. The story was too far-fetched. "

    — Fay, 6/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, easy read. Think Cajuns would appreciate this one. "

    — Joel, 5/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I LOVED Ken Wells' Meely LeBauve trilogy, and was hoping this one showed the same excellent storytelling skill. The storyline wasn't my cup of tea (or Community coffee, for that matter). "

    — Mary, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I would only read this book if you are really into Louisiana politics or the oil industry. I didn't care much for it. "

    — Leslie, 10/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It wasn't quite the zaniness of Carl Hiaasen but not a bad Cajun version of that fun, with good guys to root for. "

    — Jeffschaffer, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little predictable but still a good night stand book "

    — Chris, 7/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another to add to my list of books that I've read recently with a little too much going on for one story. The characters were a little to stereotypical Cajun, but it was still an interesting read. "

    — Katie, 8/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good ole'boys meet Oil Co. politics and greed in La. Real good so far.I finished it and am still of the same opinion.It was fun "

    — Brent, 2/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is pretty slow to start. Eventually, (about 2/3rds into the book it gets very good. It just takes awhile to get there. "

    — Deborah, 2/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very charming tale of a small city in Bayou country. Big-city politics mix with backwoods heros. Ken Wells is very familiar with his characters and can paint an excellent portrait. "

    — Matt, 12/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The ending was a bit contrived but overall a good read. Great description of the bayous of Louisiana as well as of the Cajun people. Very entertaining as well as informative. "

    — Nancy, 11/21/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A political, satirical pageturner about a serious subject - read for Bill's reading group at the time of the oil spill in the Gulf - totally unplanned timing but very appropriate. "

    — Valerie, 8/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was great. If you know anything about Cajun life, you will get a real kick out of it. "

    — Alice, 3/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It wasn't quite the zaniness of Carl Hiaasen but not a bad Cajun version of that fun, with good guys to root for. "

    — Jeffschaffer, 1/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another to add to my list of books that I've read recently with a little too much going on for one story. The characters were a little to stereotypical Cajun, but it was still an interesting read. "

    — Katie, 11/15/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book has it all - romance, suspense, environmental issues, gorgeous scenery & some really bad guys. "

    — Mary, 5/13/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A little predictable but still a good night stand book "

    — Chris, 10/29/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, easy read. Think Cajuns would appreciate this one. "

    — Joel, 6/2/2008
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I would only read this book if you are really into Louisiana politics or the oil industry. I didn't care much for it. "

    — Leslie, 5/12/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good ole'boys meet Oil Co. politics and greed in La. Real good so far.I finished it and am still of the same opinion.It was fun "

    — Brent, 5/8/2008
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " The author had a good story line with the oil companies versus the marsh. But, he over-did the Louisiana politics and the characters. The story was too far-fetched. "

    — Fay, 2/10/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very charming tale of a small city in Bayou country. Big-city politics mix with backwoods heros. Ken Wells is very familiar with his characters and can paint an excellent portrait. "

    — Matt, 1/28/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book is pretty slow to start. Eventually, (about 2/3rds into the book it gets very good. It just takes awhile to get there. "

    — Deborah, 1/21/2008

About Ken Wells

Ken Wells is a senior editor for Portfolio magazine. He spent many years as a senior writer and features editor for “Page One” of the Wall Street Journal. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he grew up in the Cajun enclave of Bayou Black, Louisiana, and now lives with his family near Manhattan.

About Dick Hill

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.