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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (764 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Lansdale Narrator: Angéle Masters Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King - a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award-winner Joe R. Lansdale.

May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she's dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen, May Lynn's strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. If May Lynn can't become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams. Along with her friends, Terry and Jinx, and her alcoholic mother, Sue Ellen steals a raft and heads downriver to carry May Lynn's remains to Hollywood.

Only problem is, Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back. And what looks like a prime opportunity to escape from a worthless life will instead lead to disastrous consequences. In the end, Sue Ellen will learn a harsh lesson about just how hard growing up can be.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Hautala | 1/31/2014

    " Possibly Joe's best book! (Impossible to pick a favorite!) Excellent writing, great story with surprises that are amazing. Interesting, compelling characters ... What a book! ... I heard this has already been optioned, and if they don't screw it up, it will be a great film! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri Carr | 1/24/2014

    " This book has it all. It is set in depression era east Texas, on the Sabine river. The main character and her assorted friends set off on a mission that has as many twists and turns as that dadburn river. A good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/18/2014

    " The mood and culture of this book reminded me a lot of Winter's Bone. Taking place in south Texas somewhere during the 1940's/50's, Seventeen year old Sue Ellen with her friend Terry, her father and Uncle drag up the body of a friend in the Sabine river. The wretched town seems unconcerned about May Lynn's death and who might have caused it. But after her burial, Sue Ellen and her two friends Terry and Jinx snoop around May Lynn's room, find a map that leads to money and they, along with Sue Ellen's doped up mom, decide to take the money and May Lynn's ashes to Hollywood where her dreams always were. But the wrong kind of people get wind of the money and where they're headed, and then there's nothing but one bad thing after another that happens to them. This was a gruesome adventure story-with murder, mystery, honest dialect and loyalty between friends (I loved the character of Jinx). I had a hard time getting into this book and the style rubbed me the wrong way a bit, but once I got into it I just couldn't, in a sense, look away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 1/10/2014

    " 3.5, not 4 because it's a bid short--Huck Finn meets Deliverance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/2/2014

    " A real nail biter, fun and scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Bell | 12/29/2013

    " Excellent, quick read....loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Mason | 12/23/2013

    " Between this and Huck Finn, I'm starting to think every book should be about a river journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Beth Pritzl | 11/29/2013

    " Huck Finn meets Deliverance is definitely an accurate description. Good story, excellent writing, developed characters. Disturbing but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Stoner | 11/15/2013

    " This was unlike anything I've read in a long time. Set in 1930s east Texas poverty and ignorance, it is funny in the most surprising places and somewhat haunting. The characters are very strongly drawn and I was drawn to them, even though their experience is so alien to mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/7/2013

    " Not my favorite of his, but I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simone | 6/22/2013

    " Poor... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 5/6/2013

    " If Winter's Bone had been set in an East Texas swamp, this story would be it. Shades of Mark Twain and also Deliverance. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralph Carlson | 4/24/2013

    " This is the best book I have read so far this year. I feel it is one of Lansdale's best books, if not his best, and he has written some great books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/22/2013

    " Reminded me of the Bottoms. Landsdale is revisiting the murder of a young girl. The 3 friends seemed younger than 16. otherwise the characters were compelling and the book beautifully written. Once I started I couldn't stop reading until I got to the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucinda | 1/30/2013

    " I read it almost straight through. I love Lansdale. You have to like his colloquial style to enjoy it. There is a reason for the Mark Twain comparisons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/13/2012

    " Good book. Very Twain like. A nice little southern story about how a river changes and defines the lives of several people living on it's banks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine Haney | 10/10/2012

    " Very well written. It was a little gory, but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 8/16/2012

    " This book was FANTASTIC. The narrative voice rings so true, and the characters are just phenomenal. The dialogue is so spot-on, and the writing is really just incredible. Part horror, part coming-of-age novel, Edge of Dark Water made me want to read everything else Joe R. Lansdale has ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa-gaye Hall | 6/8/2012

    " Entertaining, but the author is trying too hard to be Harry Crews. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 5/4/2012

    " Part Mark Twain, part Harper Lee, part Stand By Me. Really, just, classic Lansdale. So, so good. It's a Southern coming-of-age story on a Texas river. A definite must-read. "

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