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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (321 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Athol Dickson Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Welcome to Pilotville, Louisiana, 1927, an isolated outpost on the Mississippi River - a stilt village bounded by swampland to the horizon, accessible only by boat, an island of brotherly love in a sea of racism. Meet Hale Poser, a stranger with a bad hip who's come looking for his roots. He's a humble man, a righteous man, a miracle man.

In the swamp beyond the cypress and the tupelo, and veiled by Spanish moss, lies a lingering evil. For years it slept in dreadful isolation. Now comes Hale Poser, and it will sleep no more. It will rain down on Pilotville, it will rise up like a river, and nothing but a miracle can stop this awful flood.

A Christy Award finalist, Athol Dickson is a critically acclaimed author whose engrossing novels are equal parts Southern, inspirational, and mysterious.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 2/20/2014

    " This is a well-written book based on basic Christian teachings. This book is not preachey at all, it is a pure novel. the story is well told, even without the connotation. But it is a creative reminder of one of the basic tenets of Christian belief, that no matter where you are or what is going on, or how lost you are, God has a plan and a use for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 2/19/2014

    " It was a little difficult to "get into"...but really enjoyed the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rjp316 | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting book about life in 1927 in the deep south where some things are segregated but in others areas not. About questioning your faith in hard times and learning who God really is. Good easy read that drew me into the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 2/1/2014

    " Pretty good book. Probably wouldn't read it again but was worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandi | 2/1/2014

    " This has become my favorite book, and although not perfect, (the author does have some symbolism that tends to be cheesy and can at times be too abstract) the story is very interesting, the characters are well developed, and the overall message of the novel is wonderful. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Nelson | 1/30/2014

    " Unusual Christian fiction that actually features fantastic writing and an extremely creative, though-provoking plot. This one kept me riveted, but the ending was less than satisfactory. Might keep an eye out for more fiction from Athol Dickson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanelle | 1/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book I helaveread by Athol Dickson and I will definately read more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Salyers | 1/15/2014

    " Fantastic story! Lots of twists and turns that keep you reading well into the night! The descriptions are detailed and literary but the story itself holds your interest from start to finish! Looking for more books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/4/2014

    " An intriguing story and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Petersen | 12/23/2013

    " Enjoyed reading this fictional mystery set in the 1920's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey Bellach | 12/8/2013

    " Loved this book! Having spent lots of time in New Orleans and the surrounding area (swamps included), I felt like I was right there in the midst of it all. Wonderful story line and interesting twists and turns. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 12/3/2013

    " Such a good story! I did not want to put this mystery down. Takes place in the times of freedom for the American slaves, in an area where not every is yet free! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 11/25/2013

    " Unusual story; haunting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/26/2013

    " I found myself thinking about this book every time I wasn't reading it. A very gripping tale that sucks you in and doesn't let go - which was fine with me. I truly enjoyed the story and the amazing characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 6/1/2013

    " Both sides of slavery suffered with guilt as Christians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M J | 4/14/2013

    " I was able to see the swamps, the flood and how things are in the south. Churches are still segregated in many areas. I know because I live in southern Mississippi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Normandie Fischer | 2/8/2013

    " Wonderful voice, powerful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Kingsley | 12/25/2012

    " This story is so good. I really enjoyed the read. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/29/2012

    " What a grab your gut and twist book. This book will spark just about the entire spectrum of emotions. Right after the story has you smiling and thinking it will be magical, it gets very real and gives you (probably just a slice of) an idea of what it was like to be enslaved. Wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/15/2012

    " loved, loved this book. It started slow and then took you in, a mixture of fairy tale and reality you think, until it all comes full circle at the end. Kept me on my toes and so stirred me in my walk with God! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Patchen | 10/8/2011

    " Fascinating story with a very unique character in Hale Poser. This book kept me guessing all the way through, and although I wished it had ended a little differently, I still highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kia | 8/12/2011

    " This book started out slow for me but by the end I was literally on the edge of my seat. Omg. This book was soo good. I was in tears! I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmelle | 5/28/2011

    " Quite unrealistic...completely ahistorical...but an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Amenya | 5/14/2011

    " Enjoyable. Particularly enjoyed history, mysticisim/spirituality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/3/2011

    " An intriguing story and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 10/5/2010

    " It was a little difficult to "get into"...but really enjoyed the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 8/31/2010

    " Such a good story! I did not want to put this mystery down. Takes place in the times of freedom for the American slaves, in an area where not every is yet free! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 7/29/2010

    " This story is so good. I really enjoyed the read. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanelle | 2/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book I helaveread by Athol Dickson and I will definately read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rjp316 | 4/15/2009

    " Interesting book about life in 1927 in the deep south where some things are segregated but in others areas not. About questioning your faith in hard times and learning who God really is. Good easy read that drew me into the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 2/17/2009

    " Both sides of slavery suffered with guilt as Christians. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmelle | 2/5/2008

    " Quite unrealistic...completely ahistorical...but an easy read. "

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About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of fifteen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.