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Caribbean Audiobook

Caribbean: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps listeners off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.

©2015 James A. Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Michener is a master." (Boston Herald)

"A grand epic... [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity." (The Plain Dealer)

"Remarkable and praiseworthy... utterly engaging." (The Washington Post Book World)

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    Tim Wilson 01-21-17
    Tim Wilson 01-21-17 Member Since 2010
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    "The last paragraph!"

    I read this book years ago when I was in my thirties. Having it read to me again now in my sixties I was saddened multiple times by mans inhumanity to man. Not to spoil it for those who haven't read it......the last paragraph of this book makes it worth the read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Holst 03-19-16
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    "excellent"

    a classic work by Michener truly great. highly recommended. cause me to see the Caribbean a new light

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    Ellen Lampert 01-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great accompaniment to a Caribbean cruise"

    This is a terrific overview of Caribbean history and sociology. It was a delight to take along on a 2 week trip in the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Gave me a huge added dimension to the trip.

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    Jennerstimpfig 06-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A (long) pleasure"

    Not knowing much of the history prior, and recognizing some of the fiction, this was a wonderful education.

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    William S Mann 05-02-16
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    "Michener ...."

    I enjoyed the book, however it lack a bit of momentum as it headed to the end.

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    Mark T 01-17-17
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    "Enlightening and enjoyable"

    With a proposal and a kiss . Well done . I'll have to find another book to read. It will be a hard act to follow. Thanx

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    Joseph Totton 01-03-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Michener book!"

    James Michener wrote with unmatched skill and knowledge, craftily weaving a compelling fictional narrative against the back drop off a well researched history. Like the rest of his novels, Caribbean does not disappoint!

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    Good overall but without Puerto Rico History it kinda empty and how America influence things!

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    david allen 07-18-16
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    "Pretty disappointing overall"

    A tad long winded and overall the style of writing weak.

    several great chaptera and then several duds.

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