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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nina Vida Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781449801274
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From acclaimed author Nina Vida comes a powerful novel set in the 1840s. The Texicans provides an illuminating glimpse at the rugged lives of the downtrodden in pioneer society- immigrants, slaves, Indians, and Mexicans. Joseph Kimmel is heading to San Antonio to settle his deceased brother’s estate but becomes stranded on the vast open prairie when his horse is stolen. He is rescued by an egocentric Alsatian immigrant, but falls back into trouble when he marries a young blond girl. Running for their lives, Joseph and his new bride head to the hill country, where they hope to build a cattle ranch. Unfortunately, the ruthless Texas Rangers have other ideas. Vida’s intense drama and realistic characters are supported by in-depth historical research and vividly depict the countless hardships of the American pioneers. Listeners will be spellbound by the fiery reading from narrator George Guidall.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vida’s luminous, dramatic seventh novel…[is a] radiant work of historical fiction-vibrantly atmospheric and emotionally dense…”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • "…a story as vast and action-packed as Texas itself. Rich with period detail, an elegant, character-driven novel about the clash of cultures that forged the Lone Star spirit.”

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 11/6/2012

    " Not my cup of tea. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 9/24/2012

    " I think these characters might be the most tragic of any book I have ever read. No romanticism of the old west here. Brutal life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 10/21/2011

    " This book surprised me. Honestly, I chose it because there was a horse on the cover. I ended up liking the way the author wrote and, as usual with historical fiction, I learned quite a bit. The diverse characters were interesting to me but the ending seemed a bit disjointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/5/2011

    " nice book about the homesteading of texas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 12/1/2008

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. What an interesting character study of those who went out west to Texas to find a better life. I also enjoyed learning about their interactions with the Native Americans who continued to fight to keep their land.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/20/2008

    " Nina Vida is a real delight. I often find male characters written by female authors to lack depth. Not so with Vida her story telling is first rate as is the depth of her characters. Read this one and become a Nina Vida fan. "

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

    " After a slightly bumpy start, this short, compelling novel swings into high gear, detailing the lives of numerous characters with intersecting lives. It's fun. "

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About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.