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The Son Audiobook

The Son

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Literary Fiction, 2014

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.

Spring, 1849: Eli McCullough is 13 years old when a marauding band of Comanches takes him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and waging war against their enemies, including white men - which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong - a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

©2013 Philipp Meyer (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    happy_client 12-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen"

    ABC to you in number mins to get out there for you are in place for gamers with you are the most recent version that you were

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    Dah 12-05-15
    Dah 12-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific story even though I didn't like one of the readers"

    I don't typically enjoy westerns. But this was fabulous. One of the readers, however, ended most of his sentences on a leading tone. It became very annoying. It didn't ruin my overall enjoyment of the book however

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    Brian Richmond, CA, United States 12-01-15
    Brian Richmond, CA, United States 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the Best!"

    "The Son" as performed by Will Patton & Kate Mulgrew is one of the best audiobooks I have heard. It ranks alongside "The Help" or any of Frank McCourt's books. Great legacy, historical account beautifully rendered!

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    Craig 11-30-15
    Craig 11-30-15
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A narrator other than Will Patton


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Could not get that far


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Never


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Was very upset about an interesting story being hijacked by a awful narrator.


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    Meredith Doyle 11-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Bound to be a literary staple"

    Intrepid, meaningful storytelling that makes you nostalgic for a lost time, despite the likely peril of life on the American frontier and the well-intentioned arrogance of its hopeful inhabitants.

    An achingly beautiful novel. Highly recommended.

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    "Great Historical Fiction of the Southwest"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is extremely violent, but is great at providing an image of Texas and the Southwest during wild times. It really draws you in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was really interesting how each of the primary characters had such different circumstances and challenges despite being in the same family and same location.


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    Perry A. Gallagher 11-05-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Will Patton is fantastic!!"

    Will Patton is a wonderful narrator. The rest of the narrators were unimpressive. Because Will only narrated less than a third of the book I was very disappointed and asked for a refund for this book. There are better books to invest a credit.

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    Chet Fortney 10-25-15
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    "Excellent"

    Couldn't wait to get back to it. One of my favorite books in a long time, I highly recommend it.

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    Howard 10-24-15
    Howard 10-24-15
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    "Greatness"

    This was a great story that everyone should read or listen to. I recommend this book to everyone and for every young man to think about.

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    Stormy 10-22-15
    Stormy 10-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book, well researched and written"
    If you could sum up The Son in three words, what would they be?

    Cant stop reading


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son?

    all good


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard the narrators prior, except in movies. Performance was awesome for an audio book.


    If you could take any character from The Son out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Eli, most definitely. You wouldn't want to ask him to dinner though....


    Any additional comments?

    Good stuff, left me wanting more.

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