The Shirt on His Back Audiobook, by Barbara Hambly Play Audiobook Sample

The Shirt on His Back Audiobook

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Read By: Ron Butler Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Benjamin January Mysteries Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781799922735

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Longest Chapter Length:

37:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:12 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

18:47 minutes

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Publisher Description

Benjamin January, a free Black man, physician, and musician in the American South in the antebellum years of the 1830s, ends up far away from New Orleans caught up in new adventures out West.

Abishag Shaw is seeking vengeance for his brother’s murder—and Benjamin January is seeking money after his bank crashes.

Far beyond the frontier, in the depths of the Rocky Mountains, both men are to be found at the great Rendezvous of the Mountain Men, a month-long orgy of cheap booze, shooting matches, tall tales, and cut-throat trading. But at the rendezvous, the discovery of a corpse opens the door to hints of a greater plot—of madness and wholesale murder.

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“An absorbing if appalling look at whiskey debauchery, suspect rifle trading, smallpox devastation, a mass poisoning endeavor, the decimation of the beaver population, and grisly confrontations with warring tribes, all of which surround a classic whodunit.”

— Kirkus Reviews 


  • “Superb…As January struggles to survive fatigue, starvation, and assorted psychological horrors, Hambly convincingly shows that revenge must finally give way to justice.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “This flamboyant historical series is again full of period detail. Hambly paints a vivid, convincing picture of the life of free Blacks before the Civil War.”

    — Booklist

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About Barbara Hambly

Barbara Hambly has written novels in many genres, from mysteries to science fiction and fantasy. Four of her science fiction novels made the New York Times bestsellers list, and her historical mystery novels have won awards and consistently earn starred reviews. She holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and teaches at a local college.

About Ron Butler

Ron Butler is a Los Angeles–based actor, Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits. Most kids will recognize him from the three seasons he spent on Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. He works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has voiced a wide variety of audiobooks. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and an Independent Filmmaker Project Award winner for his work in the HBO film Everyday People.