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Author: Davis Grubb Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781481530460
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The Golden Sickle, a cutthroat’s tavern in post-Revolutionary Virginia, is a labyrinthine structure built by a river pirate and central to the solution of a cryptic map to a fabulous lost treasure—a map that the cutthroat sent by way of a fallen priest to the thirteen-year-old son he had abandoned.

Dan Cresap tells the tale of the night the priest came to him, pursued by a demoniacal dwarf who led a band of pirates determined to get to the treasure first. From Christmas Eve to the New Year, Dan and his blind girl companion are seldom out of danger and always near death at the hands of the pirate band.

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  • “This one is for the reading pleasure of the eternal boy popularly supposed to exist in all grown men…Grubb has taken the wooden mechanisms of melodrama and put them together as smoothly as the workings of a Swiss-made watch for an evening’s entertainment in old-fashioned storytelling.”

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About the Author

Davis Grubb (1919–1980) worked at NBC Radio while writing short stories in his free time. His novel The Night of the Hunter became an instant bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. The book was turned into a classic film starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. His 1969 novel Fools’ Parade would also be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart. Some of Grubb’s short stories were adapted for television by Alfred Hitchcock and by Rod Serling for his Night Gallery series.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.