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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fred Chappell Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781436144971
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As an old woman lies dying in her Appalachian home, nursed by her daughter, the son-in-law and grandson recall the old woman's tales. Her stories of the women in the southern mountains have provided them with a rich legacy of oral history. From the first startling image, "The wind had got into the clocks and blown the hours awry," to the final moment when time starts up again, Fred Chappell's graceful book presents a remarkable parade. You'll meet The Silent Woman, whose glances carry enough expression to change people's lives. And The Feistiest Woman, who challenges her beloved to a duel with shotgun, rifle, knife, and hammer. Fred Chappell has won international acclaim for his lyrical, graceful writing. His many awards include a Rockefeller Grant and the Award in Literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You is a ringing celebration of mountain wisdom and extraordinary voices. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/8/2013

    " Remember those old stories your grandmother used to tell you about days gone by? A delightful read about an assortment of connected people in an Appalachian community. Chappell never disappoints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Silver | 12/2/2012

    " This is a beautiful piece of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krenner1 | 9/28/2012

    " A new author to me and now one of my favorites. Lovely, lilting, often humorous Southern stories, told as memories while a grandmother is dying. Loved every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 7/29/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Each chapter is like it's own short story all related by place and time and narration by one of the two main characters. Chappell uses poetic language beautifully and the characters and setting really came alive for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaarin | 7/22/2012

    " I think I might have read this one already, but I need to find out. :) (If it is the one I've already read, then it is a good read!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 4/26/2012

    " If you really like a good story, this book offers that with tales such as the Shooting Woman, the Figuring Woman, and the Madwoman. A great find at the WPL book sale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 2/17/2012

    " A really really beautiful book. Intertwined tales of Appalachian families that is so well written. I feel all dazed and dreamy after finishing this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/8/2012

    " At first I thought this book was too simplistic, but I started to enjoy the colloquial speech and the interesting characters. I also liked the moral theme of how families are important and doing good is important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/13/2011

    " this novel is more like a series of short stories, told to a boy by his mother and grandmother about the women of the North Carolina mountains. the author Fred Chappell, is also a poet and the prose is what reviewers call lyrical or luminous. it's a lovely, loving book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Navida | 10/26/2011

    " Fabulous storytelling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrose | 7/20/2011

    " I'm not sure why this author is not more well known. This was an excellent, well-written, lovely novel...chapters read very much like short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Withers | 9/10/2010

    " This novel is actually a series of short stories tied together by a grandmother's death and a grandson's and daughter's memories. The stories are about simple people who are much more complex than they seem. This is an enjoyable read, one that brought back fond memories for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 8/19/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. Each chapter is like it's own short story all related by place and time and narration by one of the two main characters. Chappell uses poetic language beautifully and the characters and setting really came alive for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/15/2009

    " Delightful book...each chapter is like a short story describing a specific woman...writing style is wonderful...very easy to picture the setting and the people being described...setting is the South.

    Just loved this entire book...felt like I was right there in the mountains of NC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaarin | 8/12/2009

    " I think I might have read this one already, but I need to find out. :) (If it is the one I've already read, then it is a good read!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/11/2009

    " At first I thought this book was too simplistic, but I started to enjoy the colloquial speech and the interesting characters. I also liked the moral theme of how families are important and doing good is important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/17/2009

    " this novel is more like a series of short stories, told to a boy by his mother and grandmother about the women of the North Carolina mountains. the author Fred Chappell, is also a poet and the prose is what reviewers call lyrical or luminous. it's a lovely, loving book.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 6/12/2007

    " A really really beautiful book. Intertwined tales of Appalachian families that is so well written. I feel all dazed and dreamy after finishing this one. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.