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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Smiley Narrator: Mare Winningham Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the 1850s, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton speaks to you in a splendidly quirky voice: the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness of Quincy, Illinois, a young woman of courage, good sense, and good heart. It carries you into an America so violently torn apart by the question of slavery that it makes our current political battlegrounds seem a peaceable kingdom.

Lidie grows increasingly important to you as you follow her travels and adventures on the feverish eve of the War Between the States. With its crackling portrayal of a totally individual and wonderfully articulate woman, its storytelling drive, and its powerful recapturing of an almost forgotten part of the American story, Jane Smiley is at her enthralling and enriching best. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/15/2014

    " Too harpy for my tastes. Will never read Smiley again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Libby Clinton | 2/14/2014

    " a really good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 1/25/2014

    " An enjoyable and well-crafted novel about the hopes and ardships of pioneer life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 1/24/2014

    " A young woman's sudden marriage and move to Kansas Territory during the months before the Civil War. Interesting perspective on life on the frontier and the fight over slavery. "

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