Extended Audio Sample

Download Lost Man’s River Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Lost Man’s River Audiobook, by Peter Matthiessen Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Matthiessen Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Watson Trilogy Release Date: October 1998 ISBN: 9781440774409
Regular Price: $39.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Critically-acclaimed novelist and naturalist Peter Matthiessen deftly weaves together the fortunes and tragedies of Florida Everglades folk in this foreboding thriller. Haunted by the legacy of his father’s violent reputation and brutal death, historian Lucius Watson seeks to understand the man behind the legend. In 1910, an enraged mob of neighbors gunned down murder suspect E. J. Watson—each claiming it was self-defense. Over four decades later, his son Lucius returns to Lost Man’s River to discover the truth behind that horrible day. Was his father really a cold-blooded murderer, feared by all? Or was he a man of progress and vision, killed by those who envied him? Alternately threatened and shunned, Lucius relentlessly digs for answers, even while he fears the truth.

 

In this dazzling sequel to Killing Mr. Watson, Peter Matthiessen presents the story of a family riddled with scandal through colorful recollections of renegades and their descendants. Veteran narrator George Guidall brings the rich oral history dramatically to life.

Download and start listening now!

BK_RECO_003604

Quotes & Awards

  • “A project of enormous ambition, laying out the interconnected lives of at least two dozen families whose fortunes and misfortunes betoken the history of the entire state, especially as those lives impinge on that of the pioneer entrepreneur, probable murderer—and certainly murdered—Edgar J. Watson.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Through a miasma of shadows and dopplegangers, slippery nomenclature, rumor and fact, a grand, tragic history of the Watson Clan coalesces, against an indelible vision of Florida's sublime and imperiled Gulf Coast.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This work depends on oral histories, and its numerous reminiscences create a rich story…[A]  labor of love from the famed wilderness writer.”

    Library Journal

  • “Interweaving a lament for the lost wilderness, a shrewd, persuasive study of character, and a powerful meditation on the sources of American violence, Matthiessen has produced one of the best novels of recent years.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 10/25/2013

    " I don't typically find Matthiessen's fiction as compelling as his nonfiction. It's still an interesting story, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John North | 6/7/2013

    " Read my review on Amazon. It's tasty, if I do say so myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Anne | 3/27/2013

    " ONE OF MY BEST-LOVED BOOKS OF ALL TIME. The wild and wooly days of SW Florida -- with race-mixing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 1/17/2013

    " I really wanted to like this book - but maybe I must give Peter Matthiessen another shot, if/when I can find a copy of The Snow Leopard (the book that was recommended by the person who said Matthiessen was wonderful). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 1/2/2013

    " 2nd volume in the Watson trilogy. Exquisite writing. Great chunk of history... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/1/2011

    " FINALLY, I finished it. This one was more of a slog than Killing Mr. Watson, but I'm so stuck on the story that I have to immediately start the third and final book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/2/2011

    " The second book in a series of three about the mysterious Mr. Watson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/2/2010

    " FINALLY, I finished it. This one was more of a slog than Killing Mr. Watson, but I'm so stuck on the story that I have to immediately start the third and final book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 2/25/2009

    " I don't typically find Matthiessen's fiction as compelling as his nonfiction. It's still an interesting story, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 12/19/2008

    " 2nd volume in the Watson trilogy. Exquisite writing. Great chunk of history... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/6/2008

    " Read my review on Amazon. It's tasty, if I do say so myself. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014) was the author of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller The Snow Leopard. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1974. He was cofounder of the Paris Review and won two National Book Awards, the 2000 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, and the 2010 Spiros Vergos Prize for Freedom of Expression.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.