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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mysteries of Winterthurn Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781449861193
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Joyce Carol Oates uses her award-winning talents to spin a masterful tale of Gothic horror for the second part of her mesmerizing trilogy. In The Devil’s Half Acre, an eerie, supernatural setting and a host of eccentric characters combine to fill this spellbinding novel with tantalizing suspense. After more than a decade, the handsome amateur detective Xavier Kilgarvan has returned to Winterthurn just in time to see the fifth young woman’s body carried from Devil’s Half Acre. A brutal fiend has left her mutilated body in this desolate plot of land filled with hulking boulders, quicksand, and twisted trees. Can detective Kilgarvan discover the forces motivating the mysterious “Gentleman Suitor” who has lured five innocent women to their deaths? To do so, he must confront demons from the past and the superstitions that surround the Devil’s Half Acre. Download and start listening now!

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  • Oates is a riter of such demonic exaltations one can only gasp and sigh and wish for more! --Los Angeles Heral Examiner
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About the Author
Author Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.