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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shannon Ravenel Narrator: Jessica Almasy, Tom Stechschulte, Linda Stevens, Caroline Clay, Michael Emerson, Nick Landrum, Melanie Martinez, Mark Nelson, Ruth Ann Phimister, Brian Reddy, Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781456122546
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Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Award, the nineteen writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.

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About the Author

Shannon Ravenel has edited New Stories from the South since 1986. Formerly editorial director of Algonquin Books, she now directs her Algonquin imprint, Shannon Ravenel Books. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

About the Narrators

Jessica Almasy is an actress, theater teacher, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over eighty titles, including the Earphones Award-winning Clementine series and Operation Yes, for which she won a 2010 Audie Award. Outside of the Clementine series, Almasy has also won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen 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.

Caroline Clay is a film, television, and voice actress. Her acting credits include appearances on The Message Board, Law & Order, and All My Children. She has also narrated several audiobooks, such as A Wicked War by Amy S. Greenberg, Player Hater by Carl Weber, Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby, and What You Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell.

Michael Emerson is an American actor who has starred in some of television’s most popular shows, including Lost, Person of Interest, and The Practice. He is known for his distinctive voice. A graduate of the prestigious Professional Actor Training MFA program run by both the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of Alabama Department of Theater and Dance, his passion is acting on stage.

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. Landrum has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Melanie Martinez has toured across the country with the National Shakespeare Company and performed with many other award winning New York City theatre companies including the Jean Cocteau Repertory Company (performing with them in Sao Paulo, Brazil), Target Margin, Salt Theatre Company, and Inverse Theatre Company. In 2005, Melanie became the first host of the PBS KIDS Sprout network’s original program The Good Night Show and by mid-2006 had achieved true pop icon status. Melanie continues to work on television, appears in print campaigns, narrates audio books, and performs in the variety show, Of The Moment. Melanie lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and son. In her spare time, Melanie is an official Wish Granter and Wish Guide for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and volunteers with the Lower East Side Girl’s Club.

Mark Nelson is an experienced audiobook narrator and producer. Also recording as Harry Shaw, he has recorded more than fifty professional audiobooks, including crime fiction, science fiction, horror, nonfiction, histories, and classics.

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.