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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shelby Foote Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chrissie | 7/17/2009

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

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