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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (530 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Smith Narrator: Linda Stephens, Tom Stechschulte, Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story.

Preacher's son Moses Bailey believed that the fiddle was the voice of the Devil and denied his wife the pleasure of the music she dearly loved. She fiddled for her three children behind her husband's back. Thus begins a magnificent 150-year saga of a musical Southern family featuring barn dances, medicine shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the evolution of country music from hymns to rockabilly.

Generations of authentic, down-home mountain people spring to life, colorful dialects and all, through the magic of several extraordinary narrators. Each chapter, a story in itself, will move listeners with its passion, emotion, warmth, and intimacy. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/15/2014

    " The only negative thing I have to say about this book is I sometimes got the characters confused. That being said, don't let anything stop you from reading this novel. It reads like what could have been the Carter family history. Being from the "Music City" I know something about Mamma Mae Belle and her family. Having a Father who never lost his country roots, I can appreciate the hard life many of the fictional characters suffered. Their suffering came out often in their music, which is the thing about music isn't it? It reflects one's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cjperkins33 | 1/5/2014

    " Great family saga. Will definitely try to read more by Lee Smith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren | 12/10/2013

    " It was slow to get into, but I enjoyed the second half immensely. A well-crafted story about an often-forgotten region and era: bluegrass and country western music in Appalachia, Family Von Trapp-style. Mostly tragic with unusually deep characters that are entirely unaware of their own complexity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 11/29/2013

    " Excellent Appalachian fiction from a powerful writer. "

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