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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gear Narrator: Alex Hyde-White Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 3, 2018 ISBN: 9781427296412
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This Scorched Earth is an expansive family saga that combines sensative characterization with savage scenic description. The audiobook is epic in scope and heroic in prose.

The Hancocks of Arkansas were true American pioneers: tough, enterprising, eager to make their own destinies.

Then came the Civil War, the deadly, murderous conflict that sundered the bonds between brothers, destroyed most of a generation, and cast the Hancocks to the winds…

Against this bloody backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the struggle to rebuild, William Gear draws his readers irresistibly into the hopes, dreams, and despairs of the Hancock siblings: Philip, the doctor whose life is destroyed upon his return home; Butler, the teacher whose path leads to mysticism and insanity; Billy, who fails to protect his mother and sister and, in his guilt, becomes a monster; and Sarah, the stunning beauty who flees West to reinvent herself after surviving a brutal attack.

Through the tragedies and triumphs of a single family, this sprawling audiobook shows how ordinary people deal with unimaginable devastation, and how the bonds of family can never truly be broken.

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Quotes & Awards

  • For the millions of readers fascinated by the Civil War, This Scorched Earth is a must-read. Lucia St Claire Robson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gear’s This Scorched Earth is a sprawling but thoroughly engaging journey of a family from the Civil War to the opening of the American West. The word “epic” is overused — but this time it fits. C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • The novel that Gear has always been meant to write. Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author
  • Gear is a national treasure...This Scorched Earth combines a vision as vast as our tragic civil war with the steady, unrelenting pace of a modern-day thriller. Loren D. Estleman
  • More than an epic novel of the Civil War; it is a thrilling and haunting experience; you will never think of the Civil War in the same way again. Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author
  • Not for the faint-hearted, This Scorched Earth will keep you reading till the last page is turned. Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author
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