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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Cobb Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781449803834
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William J. Cobb's Book Sense 2006 Pick showcases a fishing town on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Goodnight is slowly being swallowed by an increasingly lifeless sea. Shrimpers and fishermen, with nothing to catch, watch their vessels rot in the stagnant brine. And then a gigantic sea creature, long believed extinct, washes ashore. But during the struggle to profit from this find, a menacing hurricane looms offshore. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 5/29/2012

    " this was a slower read. not because it wasn't engaging (it was) but the way it's written is more like a long character study than a novel. there is no real plot that i can come up with - it's just about life in this small town and t he aftermath of a dramatic storm. liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Martin | 5/23/2011

    " After reading the reviews, I expected this to be funnier and faster. An ok listen, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/29/2010

    " Lovely and carefully paced. Although it focuses mainly on the struggle of youth in a decaying town, all characters--retired "snowbird" tourists to ex-Soviet entrepeneur--are rich and fully realized. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 9/24/2008

    " An interesting story, but I never really understood what the strange fish had to do with anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard | 8/31/2007

    " Great simple story of some colorful characters in a small Texas town on the Gulf of Mexico....the Russian owner of the bar has a lot of great insight...filled with flawed but well painted characters... "

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About the Author
Author William J. Cobb

William J. Cobb is the author a book of stories, The White Tattoo, and several novels, including the critically acclaimed Goodnight, Texas. His short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and many other magazines. He has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Sandstone Prize, and an Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for the Novel.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.