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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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    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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    Aggressive Joe 11-22-15
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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 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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    Cdub 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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    Amazon Customer 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful description"

    I loved the way he changed from one generation to the other, how he described the feelings, the tradition

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    Sue S 08-29-15
    Sue S 08-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Long narrative"

    If you enjoy long narratives without much dialogue then you will like this book. The McCullough family seemed to suffer from depression and deep seated narcissism. I appreciate the research that went into this book. However, it was way too long. Two characters were given first person narrative and one third person. Then towards the end a fourth character was introduced. Fascinating history and that is how it read. Like a history book.

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    Marilyn Texas 08-29-15
    Marilyn Texas 08-29-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Read!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Son the most enjoyable?

    Great story and Will Patton makes it so much better


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of history...


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

    Oh yes, I listen to almost all of Will Patton's books..


    If you could rename The Son, what would you call it?

    The Son fits perfect


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book

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    Virginia California 08-26-15
    Virginia California 08-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible story, it kept my attention"

    This was an engrossing story and I learned a ton about Indian life and Texas history without feeling like I was learning. He is a beautiful writer and this book is truly art.

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