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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (739 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Franklin Narrator: Larry Pine Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This immensely accomplished novel by the author of the Edgar Award–winning short story collection Poachers is based on a real-life feud in the 1890s that pitted the underclass—poor, mostly white sharecroppers—of Clarke County, Ala., against the land-owning gentry who could and did control their fate.

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  • “Franklin may have used history as a starting point, but he imagines the events in human terms, creating a book that transmutes historical fact into something much more powerful, dramatic and compelling.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MaryAnn | 2/16/2014

    " Brutal Southern fiction, set in the late 1800 Mississippi area. Probably wouldn't have read this except that it's about the family of someone I know--and doesn't portray their ancestors in a good light. But after I got into it, it proved interesting enough to finish. I do like the way Tom Franklin writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ken | 2/13/2014

    " Fantastic book by a "new south" writer. Believable characters in a historical setting. The conflict between poor tenant farmers and the town folks in rural Alabama in the 1890's--taking the law into their own hands--- is expertly handled. If you like southern literature, you will love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/10/2014

    " Couldn't put this down, and for the first time in a long time I thought I had the characters figured and didn't...but the twists made them more real than my figuring. That's what stands out for me, but there's also the writing -- an old fashioned flavour to it, but gritty and raw and sometimes beautiful. Paragraphs capped off with razors. And the story line, which slowly gathers speed until you're on a speeding train so exciting you don't jump even though you know the wreck is coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mickelo | 1/22/2014

    " A lot of heart and soul in the writing. Sympathy for the Devil "

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