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Download The War with the Mein: Book One of the Acacia Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,648 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Anthony Durham Narrator: Dick Hil Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, has inherited generations of apparent peace and prosperity, won ages ago by his ancestors. A widower of high intelligence, he presides over an empire called Acacia, named after the idyllic island from which he rules. He dotes on his four children and hides from them the dark realities of traffic in drugs and human lives on which their prosperity depends.

Leodan hopes that he might change this, but powerful forces stand in his way. A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan in the heart of Acacia while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

Acacia is a thrilling work of literary imagination that creates an all-enveloping and mythic world that will carry readers away. It is a timeless tale of heroism and betrayal, of treachery and revenge, of primal wrongs and ultimate redemption. David Durham has reimagined the epic narrative for our time. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Justin Mathews | 2/20/2014

    " Bullshit ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 2/8/2014

    " You have to stick with it. It does get better and all start to come together about halfway through. The author is a master of the suspenseful chapter ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by J.m. | 2/1/2014

    " A nice setting, some good conflicts, but too often Durham felt like he was rushing things instead of letting the plot fully develop. And some choices people made were irritating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Fast Freddy | 1/30/2014

    " I just wasn't engaged for the first 400 pages or so...the characters weren't quite strong enough, and I felt that the author didn't allow them to speak for themselves-his narrative dominated. I actually quit on this book, but never having done so before, I decided to just get through it. It did get a bit more interesting, and I will read the 2nd and 3rd books of the trilogy just to complete it (they are in transit). "

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About the Author
Author David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham earned an MFA from the University of Maryland. His first novel, Gabriel’s Story, was published to wide acclaim in 2001. He has won several awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Fiction Award, a First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and a Legacy Award. His short fiction appears in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. He lives with his wife and two children California and teaches creative writing at Cal St. Fresno.