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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (198 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Doyon Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Acclaimed author Stephanie Doyon makes her impressive adult fiction debut with this wonderfully crafted novel that generated immediate buzz as an instant American classic.

Cedar Hole is the armpit of the county, a town full of uninspired and shiftless people trapped by a legacy of mediocrity. A uniquely American story, The Greatest Man in Cedar Hole shows that, no matter what lousy cards we are dealt in life, we can always reshuffle the deck and hope for a better hand. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Steele | 1/31/2014

    " I really like this one. Nothing extraordinary about the story, but the storytelling draws you into the lives of these ordinary people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Whitehead | 1/9/2014

    " A wonderful read. If, like me, you love tales of small town quirky misfit America then this is for you. It spans decades but the cast of characters are so perfectly crafted and visualised it takes a matter of days to read. Incredibly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie Leschuk | 1/2/2014

    " I would have given this book a 5 up until the ending. But the book was still memorable. Its a real slice of life tale into middle-America small town life. Most of the characters aren't really likeable but there is something about the character descriptions that keeps you reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 12/16/2013

    " I loved the beginning of this book. Maybe the whole first half. It's not that nothing ever happens, because it does - it's more that the pace of the book seems uneven. Also, the characters are much less interesting as adults. But the beginning is pretty good and I did enjoy reading the book. Mostly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 12/4/2013

    " Amazingly well-developed characters pulled from real-life growing up in small-town Maine. Hysterical and poignant. I can't wait for the next dispatch from Doyon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/23/2013

    " A heartwarming, funny, and poiganant look at small town life. Well written and executed, I could hardly put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nomanisan | 10/15/2013

    " Touchingly designed, well-written, quietly affecting: what truly makes a good man? Perhaps it's not great literature, but it is certainly worth a read, and I think well worth a discussion on its characters and its theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 8/11/2013

    " Very interesting characters & story. Worthwhile human drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 5/4/2013

    " I guess this is what be termed a feel-good novel. Beautifully written, and kept me interested until the last word. Great easy reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliana | 4/23/2013

    " The book was fine, easy to read, but I'm not sure what it's point was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hillary | 8/5/2012

    " Truly one of the worst books I have read. For some reason I didn't put it down even though it was going nowhere. There was something missing from this book... It seemed to be written for children--almost as if it was patronizing the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 1/7/2012

    " Book is about life in general, especially if you are part of a lower $$ class area. A lot of the characters remind me of people I have known, especially in my youth in Shively, KY. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/21/2011

    " For a book where I really didn't care for many of the characters, it really was a fun and interesting read. It does make you think about what truly makes a person great. -And even if you don't like the characters, they still draw you into the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dina D'Alessandro | 5/11/2011

    " Endearing, sweet. Very similar to The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belynda Smith | 4/22/2011

    " Quirky characters make for an engaging and thought-provoking read. I loved this story of one boy's quest to find his place in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Reeds | 1/23/2011

    " This is the only time I've enjoyed a book wherein all the characters weren't the least bit likable. Just as none of the people could leave Cedar Hole, I couldn't quit this book and it seems to me that that, in itself, is worth the four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 10/20/2010

    " Another bit depressing book that makes me very glad that I left my Cedar Hole and ventured out to the Pacific Northwest!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 10/19/2010

    " I really like this one. Nothing extraordinary about the story, but the storytelling draws you into the lives of these ordinary people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 9/19/2010

    " I guess this is what be termed a feel-good novel. Beautifully written, and kept me interested until the last word. Great easy reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 6/10/2010

    " Book is about life in general, especially if you are part of a lower $$ class area. A lot of the characters remind me of people I have known, especially in my youth in Shively, KY. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliana | 4/12/2010

    " The book was fine, easy to read, but I'm not sure what it's point was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/14/2010

    " Another bit depressing book that makes me very glad that I left my Cedar Hole and ventured out to the Pacific Northwest!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Reeds | 11/4/2009

    " This is the only time I've enjoyed a book wherein all the characters weren't the least bit likable. Just as none of the people could leave Cedar Hole, I couldn't quit this book and it seems to me that that, in itself, is worth the four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 5/7/2009

    " Very interesting characters & story. Worthwhile human drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/11/2008

    " For a book where I really didn't care for many of the characters, it really was a fun and interesting read. It does make you think about what truly makes a person great. -And even if you don't like the characters, they still draw you into the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hillary | 10/17/2008

    " Truly one of the worst books I have read. For some reason I didn't put it down even though it was going nowhere. There was something missing from this book... It seemed to be written for children--almost as if it was patronizing the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 8/10/2008

    " Amazingly well-developed characters pulled from real-life growing up in small-town Maine. Hysterical and poignant. I can't wait for the next dispatch from Doyon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nomanisan | 5/30/2008

    " Touchingly designed, well-written, quietly affecting: what truly makes a good man? Perhaps it's not great literature, but it is certainly worth a read, and I think well worth a discussion on its characters and its theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 12/26/2007

    " I would have given this book a 5 up until the ending. But the book was still memorable. Its a real slice of life tale into middle-America small town life. Most of the characters aren't really likeable but there is something about the character descriptions that keeps you reading. "

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