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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (26 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: May 2016 ISBN: 9781461810452
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/10/2014

    " I just really likes the grainy story here, I identifed with some of the aspects of each of the characters , the brothers, the circumstances in terms of the mental aspects of those situations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 1/9/2014

    " Incredible writing. Blew me away. He is now one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnnie Mckenzie | 12/29/2013

    " Characters are important to me. When I closed the book for the evening, I couldn't wait to see what they were doing the next day. And, I missed them for days when I finished the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary McCoy | 12/25/2013

    " I liked the review that said, "I learned a lot about logging." Tim Gautreaux is sneaky like that. I learned an awful lot about steamboats in The Missing, too, and with both books, got a good story out of it in the process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Schweiger | 12/15/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book...my first Tim Gautreaux book. I liked the way he described the swamp land of South Louisiana in this logging camp. I hate snakes...and Gautreaux's descriptions of the water moccasins and cottonmouths made my skin crawl! I look forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 andrew | 12/10/2013

    " A decent literary thriller. Would have been dererving of a fourth star if not for a sluggish and repetitious plot in the first half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Simons | 11/12/2013

    " Beautifully written, almost cinematic in descriptions of backwoods Louisiana in the 20's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Jean | 4/9/2013

    " This book takes you into the swamps of Louisiana and shows you what people are made of. The brilliant prose, terrible truths, and a wild-west plot galloped along and I couldn't put it down. Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Mulholland | 10/30/2012

    " A great epic read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/22/2012

    " Vivid descriptions..I felt like I was in the swamp.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg Mundell | 3/30/2012

    " I loved this book. Atmospheric, compelling, original and beautifully constructed, with a strong sense of place. Highly recommended. This is the second novel I've read and loved by this author. Must find and read his other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean King | 1/23/2012

    " A great story, beautifully told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Kennedy | 11/13/2011

    " Fascinating story about logging in the LA backwoods during the 1920. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherylck | 4/19/2011

    " Very slow paced, which is what I liked about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/6/2011

    " such a good book, takes place near my hometown in the early 20th century, but is fictional "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dgoll | 9/21/2010

    " What a great author! What a beautiful book! This is an odd comment given the topic of the book. It is a superbly woven story in absolutely lovely prose. I hightly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 9/21/2010

    " Good descriptions of deep South locale. Good character development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nausheenas | 6/25/2010

    " 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 Elizabeth | 3/3/2010

    " Beautifully written, almost cinematic in descriptions of backwoods Louisiana in the 20's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/22/2010

    " Great southern historical fiction, with a cajun accent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 12/8/2009

    " Nice combination of action, effective character description, emotional struggle and poetic landscapes. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Jean | 11/12/2009

    " This book takes you into the swamps of Louisiana and shows you what people are made of. The brilliant prose, terrible truths, and a wild-west plot galloped along and I couldn't put it down. Excellent. "

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About the Narrator

Henry Strozier has appeared in numerous films, including Contact, You Don’t Know Jack, Thirteen Days, and Sex in the City. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration.