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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (224 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Morris Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781470328351
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An incisive novelist in the Southern tradition, Michael Morris has garnered comparisons to Harper Lee and Flannery O’Connor. Set during the tumult of World War I, Man in the Blue Moon follows Ella Wallace, a single mother fighting a corrupt banker to keep her family’s ancestral land. So when a mysterious man arrives on her doorstep with promises of help, Ella reluctantly places her trust in him. But it soon becomes clear that things aren’t on the up and up, putting Ella’s land—and her family—in jeopardy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael Morris has been one of my favorite Southern writers. His new novel is reason for great celebration—a beautifully wrought portrayal of small-town Southern life. Buy it. Read it.”

    Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of South of Broad

  • Man in the Blue Moon evokes the best in Southern novels from Pat Conroy, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, or Walker Percy, with a healthy dose of mystery.”

    Miami Herald

  • “A magical and mesmerizing page-turner rooted in hardscrabble Florida during WWI…Morris’ narrative is subtle and supple, with overtones of the wry Southernisms of Flannery O’Connor, the rural Florida backdrop of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a good helping of powerful and mysterious faith. Book clubs should devour this rich, carefully observed mix of characters, time, and place.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Morris has created a magical portrait of a rural southern town on the brink of personal and global change. Richly detailed and highly visual, Man in the Blue Moon carries readers quickly and completely into the heart of this tight-knit rural community. It is a beautifully written and deeply memorable story of abandonment and loss and of the redemptive powers of hard work, faith, and forgiveness.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/12/2014

    " A good read and the commentary at the end really fills in the missing details. An authentic feel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry Glaab | 2/9/2014

    " Unusual story of struggle and love with a bit of the miraculous intertwined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 1/27/2014

    " Good book. Poor Ella had a lot of bad luck. However the ending was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 1/19/2014

    " The book blurbs exaggerated somewhat, but isn't that usually the case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Keating | 1/19/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book! Everything about it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mkb | 12/30/2013

    " Didn't finish. zzzzzzzzz.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/23/2013

    " This southern writer is superb, a master at setting the southern stage with characters that seem to walk off the page. Hated this one to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa DeCuir | 12/17/2013

    " This is such a fantastic book!! I literally read it on one Saturday morning, could not put it down. Michael's writing is so easy-flowing and enjoyable. An entertaining story based on a true story his grandfather once told him! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/28/2013

    " Pretty good. Would be interested to check out his other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristin | 11/24/2013

    " I really liked it. Especially loved the descriptive imagery and setting of the story. Definitely recommend for anyone to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Ridge | 10/16/2013

    " a southern writer who captures time and place in a way that reminds me of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. a strong heroine who keeps going against the hardest of times. Description of Florida and the characters drives the writing though the plot is interesting too "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 7/19/2013

    " Very compelling. Would read more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/26/2013

    " strange story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly Forns | 2/2/2013

    " A new favorite for me! Loved the era, the heroine, the heat! Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 12/3/2012

    " Everything a novel should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Adair | 11/16/2012

    " This book was an excellent, southern-style novel about a woman and her three kids after her husband ran out on them. Morris's characters are deep, real, and believable. Plus, there is a mysterious man who comes to town in an unusual way, creating a lot of buzz because he has a particular gift. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janene Tamborello | 11/14/2012

    " Enjoyed this. Southern story about strangers, faith, family, land and prejudice. Great back story of where the inspiration came from. "

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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.