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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Gautreaux Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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In this spellbinder by critically acclaimed author Tim Gautreaux, Sam Simoneaux returns from World War I to rebuild his life. But when a girl is snatched from the New Orleans department store where he's working, he hops aboard a Mississippi steamboat to find her - and dredges up ghosts from his painful past. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 2/1/2014

    " I almost gave this a 5 because I really enjoyed it. 1920's Louisiana and paddle steamers and all the rest you would expect. I loved the clearing and I think this was maybe even better. Have decided it deserved a 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Szydlo | 1/30/2014

    " A World War I soldier returns home to New Orleans. While working in security at a department store, a little girl is kidnapped. The story is about his quest to find her, joining her parents and brother on a river boat which travels up and down the Mississippi. In the process of searching for the girl and her abductors, he deals with his own issues of loss stemming from the death of his own child and the murders of his family when he was a boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tressa Brown | 1/29/2014

    " Interesting character reactions to the main character who is not a revenful man. Reads like a mystery, but it isn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Su | 1/14/2014

    " A really entertaining read. A New Orleans man returns home from WWI and finds a job as a floorwalker in a large department store. Unfortunately for him, a 3 year old is kidnapped while he is working and the store fires him, with the promise of him being able to return to the job if he finds the child. He takes a job with a Riverboat, where the child's mom, dad and brother work and proceeds to retrack steps to locate her. So many events take place while he is on his quest and his life gets very intertwined with the young kidnapped girl's family. He too has a family, but they are not very well fleshed out as characters. The Riverboat people are the most descriptive and believable. Really a good story, right down to the last page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill Lynn | 1/10/2014

    " Couldn't get into this one. Not going to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/3/2014

    " My family was ignored for three days while I read this engrossing book. I usually refuse to read books about abducted children, but this one was different. Set right after WW l the young protagonist, a veteran of the war who has reason to feel responsible for the occurence of the abduction,is on a quest to find the child. He gets a job on a riverboat and searches towns up and down the Mississippi, and his determined efforts resolve not only the problem with the child, but also redeem him from a long-standing personal issue that has troubled him from his youth. I love realistic books that end on a high note. Margaret "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/30/2013

    " Excellent book, best book I've read in a long time!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 12/30/2013

    " Amazing story and beautifully written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/14/2013

    " So excellent! Mystery, intrigue, ferryboats, music, a kidnapping, and rednecks. What more could one ask for!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyra | 11/13/2013

    " I flew through this book and really enjoyed it. It showed me an entire life style (traveling on a showboat up the Mississippi)and time period that I didn't know much about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/11/2013

    " As always Gautreaux's writing is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 3/7/2013

    " This is a very well written novel, and I'm learning a whole lot about Mississippi riverboat life in the 1920s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mnmom | 10/7/2012

    " Looked interesting. Grabbed it at the library and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it! A lazy twisted odyssey aboard a showboat in 1920's New Orleans and up the Mississippi. The characters amazing. The writing superb. The end very satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 4/10/2012

    " Certainly an easy book to follow though difficult to engage with fully or even connect with any particular character. Nonetheless, the swift movement of the plot along with the strong desire to reach the end will carry you through to a satisfying conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 12/1/2011

    " good story, well written, first time i have read this author....paddleboats, rednecks, kidnapping, murder, and redemption all up and down the mighty miss....enjoyed the heck out of it.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 10/23/2011

    " This book was unrealistic, predictable and BORING. The only good thing about it was the jacket cover which looks good on my night stand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 10/19/2011

    " Slow moving story but fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 5/17/2011

    " This novel is set primarily on a riverboat on the Mississippi River. The setting is well developed, the characters are sympathetic and the plot was gripping. Who could ask for more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/20/2011

    " At times it moved a little slow but overall a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 3/9/2011

    " I liked this book at first I wasn't sure what it would be like but I did enjoy it over all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CluckingBell | 3/1/2011

    " Gautreaux manages to create a sympathetic and believable antihero who, while neither incapable nor stupid, sometimes stumbles over his own complacency, uncertainty, and feelings of impotence. I can relate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 2/1/2011

    " Very interesting particularly if you enjoy Southern fiction. I highly recommend this book for some interesting turns of phrase, the fact that Prohibition is discussed as well as gambling, kidnapping and New Orleans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 11/29/2010

    " The last quarter of this book was the best. It takes place following WWI in back country places like Louisiana and Kentucky. Boy! Those backwoods people sure are crazy!! It was kind of a slow, rambling sort of story. Not bad. "

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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.