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3.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Faulkner Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780739325438
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One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family’s retainers, to steal his grandfather’s car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priest’s black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba’s bordello in Memphis. From there a series of wild misadventures ensues—involving horse smuggling, trainmen, sheriff’s deputies, and jail.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/15/2014

    " This book was a bit hard to read, but really interesting. I think if I read more Faulkner I will start to love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliseo | 2/10/2014

    " It took me a little while to get used to the writing style, but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's very funny and full of great southern folksy wisdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Rosenow | 2/8/2014

    " pulitzer prize winner. A lot of fun. Read it, then see the movie, which is almost as good. Great characters. Great dialect. Great period piece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/6/2014

    " awesome. i still love faulkner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivi Brown | 1/20/2014

    " Wonderful experience of love and character in Deep South by a literary genius. Unexpected coming of age tale without undue suffering or in depth southern angst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/16/2014

    " Confusing opening - it takes a while for the reader (me, anyway) to figure out that the narrator is a grandfather telling a story of something that happened when he was 11, somewhere around 1902. So the voice is a little puzzling early on, but once you get past that, it's a great, fast-paced story that somehow earned Faulkner a Pulitzer, but isn't considered one of his major works. It's Faulkner's last novel. He died shortly after its publication in 1962. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shane Miller | 1/13/2014

    " Read Nov 2011 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brack | 1/9/2014

    " Ripe genius "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan Borror | 1/9/2014

    " Could not get through this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Reilly | 12/1/2013

    " Another fantastic selection for the book club! The characters were so vivid and well crafted. Lucius was a pre-teen perfectly portrayed no matter what decade it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Kizer | 11/6/2013

    " A comedy/adventure about whores and horse racing? Count me in! A great read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 10/18/2013

    " Am I the only one who doesn't get Faulkner? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Jordan | 9/5/2013

    " Faulkner goes comic, with mildly entertaining results. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brownguy | 6/10/2013

    " The copy I had has "a crazier trip than LSD" advertising the story, but I think it's a bit different. Faulkner as more accessible but still pretty fun. The story helped me understand more of Yokpanawta county (or however it's called). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Preston | 4/21/2013

    " Like Huckleberry Finn but better. Faukner's sentence structure and vocabulary is awesome. The Reivers is a wonderfully funny story and great adventure with twists and turns rooted in pre WW 1 Southern culture. For me it was a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Mesick | 11/18/2012

    " If you are coming to Faulker from some other planet, start with this one. It is a warm, accessible story that demands much less of the reader (in terms of accepting Faulker's world) than his "big four," and it is a much better set-piece than any one of his short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 4/9/2012

    " i rate this as a great introduction to faulkner; it features his wonderful writing style, but in a light and very readable comedy/adventure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 12/19/2011

    " Rambling and frustrating. Could not finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline Hagemann | 9/16/2011

    " Book club wanted to try a Faulkner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/1/2011

    " As usual with classics from this period, I struggle to get into the cadence of the language. But within about 75 pages, I begin to marvel at how Faulkner's characters can seem both simple and iconic and complex all at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Guffey | 6/15/2011

    " The 1905 deep south through the eyes of an 11 year old who learns a whole lot about the world and his convictions in 4 crazy days. Another thumbs up for Faulkner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 7/24/2008

    " Positively brilliant, with LOL moments driven on you by sympathetic characters. Faulkner forged this one with a light tone, rare for him, and doesn't miss a beat. Can't recommend it enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mart | 6/25/2008

    " The south in all it's crazy glory! "

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About the Author
Author William Faulkner

William Faulkner (1897–1962)  was a Nobel Prize–winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories, but he was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter. The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.” He has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. In 1962, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.

About the Narrator

John H. Mayer is a writer, actor, and audiobook narrator. In 1973, he cowrote Radio Rocket Boy, an award-winning short film. He also has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including American Lion and The Wolf Tree, among many others.