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True North Audiobook

True North

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The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at 14 by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way.

As David comes to adulthood, enlightened and enlivened at various points by an unforgettable triumvirate of intoxicating women, he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the wood of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible. With over 30 years of searching for the truth of what his family has done and trying to make amends, David looks close at the root of his father's evil, and threatens, like Icarus, to destroy himself.

©2004 Jim Harrison; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 02-14-10
    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 02-14-10 Member Since 2009
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    Good book. The narrator mispronounces some of the place name, but unless you are familiar with the UP, this should not be a problem, even saying that he has a very pleasant voice, and is great to listen too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Witscher Long Beach 04-17-16
    D. Witscher Long Beach 04-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Fathers and Sons"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, Jim Harrison always writes a convincing and interesting story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True North?

    too many to mention


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good reader


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The father's punishment at Veracruz


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting and well written story of a boy becoming a man and coming to terms with his father's legacy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    eggsnatcher Philadelphia, PA USA 11-26-15
    eggsnatcher Philadelphia, PA USA 11-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If your a fan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. I think you have to be a Harrison fan to enjoy this one. Those not versed in Harrison might find the editorializing intrusive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True North?

    Explanation of Jesse's motivations


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

    No


    If you could rename True North, what would you call it?

    Fifty Shades of Rape


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