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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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    "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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    Jeffrey Holst 03-19-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    Austin 03-17-16
    Austin 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Read too fast"

    After dropping the speed to 85%, I was able to enjoy it. Michener was brilliant as always.

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    david allen 07-18-16
    david allen 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    William Brockmann 10-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    Good overall but without Puerto Rico History it kinda empty and how America influence things!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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