Tournament Audiobook, by Shelby Foote Play Audiobook Sample

Tournament Audiobook

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Read By: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481579223

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Longest Chapter Length:

100:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

57:37 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

70:45 minutes

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Publisher Description

This debut novel by Shelby Foote, a major Southern writer whose masterpiece is The Civil War: A Narrative, introduces Hugh Bart, a farmer confronting life’s problems in the postbellum South. Hugh’s story is told through a clever blend of rich language and flashbacks that bring to life Jordan County, Foote’s fictional Mississippi Delta community. Many of the remarkable characters introduced here will become staples of Foote’s future works.

Highly praised both here and abroad, Foote’s novels have been on bestseller lists in France and Italy. Whether writing historical narrative or novels, Shelby Foote clearly belongs to the first rank of American writers of our century.

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"Pretty darn good. The plot has faded since I read it, but I remember I enjoyed reading it."

— Chrissie (4 out of 5 stars)


  • “Foote, like Faulkner, sees the Deep South with an unblinking eye.”

    — L’Express
  • “[Grover Gardner’s] pleasant voice creates believable characters who metamorphose from words to reality with regional accents, interesting intonations, and antique expressions.”

    — AudioFile
  • “It is a great joy to witness...the flowering of Shelby Foote. [Tournament] is rife with glimpses of the writer he has since become.”

    — Southern Living 
  • “Lavish in its expenditure of literary capital that could have made up...three or four novels.”

    — Louis D. Rubin, Jr., author of Uptown/Downtown in Old Charleston

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About Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote (1916–2005) was an American historian and novelist who came from a long line of Mississippians. After attending the University of North Carolina, he served in World War II as a captain of field artillery in the European theater. He wrote six novels and was awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships in the twenty-year course of writing his monumental three-volume history, The Civil War: A Narrative.

About Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.