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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (343 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Morgan Narrator: Rosemary Alexander, Robert Clotworthy Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Muir Powell is a shy, innocent, seventeen-year-old with big dreams and no clue what to do about them. Moody Powell is a few years older and wild. Embittered by the death of his father fifteen years earlier, cramped by the narrowness of his mountain world, Moody escapes into moonshine and gambling while Ginny, their mother, watches helplessly.

When Muir decides his purpose in life is to build a rock church with his own hands, the consequences of his ambition are far-reaching. A community threatens to tear itself apart, people die, and the brothers are forced to confront each other.

Set on the same ground as The Truest Pleasure and Gap Creek, This Rock continues Morgan’s powerful, eloquent cycle of novels about Appalachia.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 2/17/2014

    " The tragic struggles of a family and their relationships, as heard from the mom and one of the sons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lola4 | 2/11/2014

    " I am a real big Morgan fan, cannot think of any author I'd rather read. This book picks up on both The Truest Pleasure and Gap Creek, moving the characters into the 1920's. I thoroughly loved this book, but not as much as its predecessors. I think I identify primarily with the female protaganists, who were pushed to the background in this story. I think you need to read The Truest Pleasure before This Rock. If I hadn't have read Truest Pleasure so recently, I doubt I'd have gotten to know or care about Ginny much at all, but I was already seeing from her perspective when I got to This Rock. Moody never emerges fully, maybe by design since clearly no one in the family knew him or understood him, so neither did I. However, I think his shadowy portrayal lessens the impact that the story would have had, if he'd been drawn more clearly as a flesh and blood person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gretchen | 2/10/2014

    " Finished this on 3/16...it was a good book. I really enjoy Morgan's writing style. I also enjoy his writing b/c it takes place in the area around where I live. Gap Creek is my favorite of his books, but this one is interesting too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim Setser | 2/5/2014

    " Slow in the middle but great ending. "

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