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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (494 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Gautreaux Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With The Clearing, Southeastern Booksellers Award winner Tim Gautreaux delivers a brutal novel of love, family, and redemption. Randolph Aldridge travels to a snake-infested Cypress mill in Louisiana to find his brother Byron, a troubled veteran of World War I. Once there, Randolph finds that By is a shell of his former self-and that the murderous cartel controlling the mill's casino won't give them any peace. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 2/10/2014

    " The beginning was a little slow and picked up pace only gradually, so I ended up putting this book down for a while and coming back to it. I finished it on the second attempt and found it to be a pretty good read that seemed faithful to the history of the Deep South in the early 1900s. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Antoinette | 1/27/2014

    " I was lured in to reading this book by the nice review by Richard Russo on the back, but it was truly awful, with the possible exception of the very last scene. It's full of silly sentences like "The mill manager felt as though a giant electric switch had been thrown off, stopping everything in his life." And it features offensively unbelievable baby-killing Sicilian villains. The only reason I finished reading it was because the library was closed over Labor Day weekend and I didn't have anything else. So I guess that I can say that it was at least better than a book-less ride home on the metro, but that's about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nausheenas | 1/23/2014

    " Set in Louisiana- has its perks but beware some of parts of the story can get confusing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tommy | 1/16/2014

    " This is a pretty dark book but I really enjoyed it. Something of a Southern gothic but a little bit more crude and violent. "

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