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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Hickam Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With his past series of books set in Coalwood, West Virginia, New York Times bestselling author Homer Hickam won the praise of critics around the world and the devotion of legions of fans. Now, he returns to his beloved coalfields, not as they were fifty years ago, but today. In this hauntingly beautiful and romantic novel, he brings alive the little Appalachian town of Highcoal and a people dedicated to mining coal according to the old ways while struggling with modern problems - illegal drugs, environmental destruction, and a world economy that threatens their very existence. Song Hawkins is a beautiful, tough, but lonely New York City businesswoman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. But soon after they impulsively marry during a romantic holiday, Song realizes they're in big trouble. She can't imagine life outside of New York, and Cable has no intention of leaving Highcoal. Song's visit to the little mining community to meet its quirky citizens only makes things worse and it looks like the marriage is over. But in a shocking turn of events, Song realizes it's up to her to put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and descend into the deep darkness to make a life-changing sacrifice for both Cable and the entire town. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Kirsten Potter’s skilled narration captures the spirit of adventure and romance…With impeccable timing, she recounts problems with the environment, illegal drugs, theft, and a world economy that threatens to devastate West Virginia’s coal-mining industry.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/5/2014

    " A "spring break" read that required little thought. Easy (predictable) plot but sometimes that is just what you need. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! This book really takes you into the mines and the lives of coal miners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 1/24/2014

    " Song Hawkins is a NYC business queen who falls for a West Virginia coal miner, Cable. Complications arise when they decide to get married on a whim. Song finds out she's not cut out for life in Highcoal and Cable, the mine super, can't give up on his hometown. Will they ever find a compromise? Add in the town gossip, the governor, and the mystery of missing coal. An average read, I enjoyed it. The ending was a little sappy for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peg Lotvin | 1/17/2014

    " A simple love story but with a twist. I learned lots about mining underground coal in West Virginia. Also about the newest way to mine coal, by shearing off the mountain tops to get at hidden coal. This is a tragedy in all parts of Appalachia that have coal deposits we need----or want. "

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