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  • The Son | Philipp Meyer

    The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
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    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.

    Mel says: "Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer"
  • American Rust | Philipp Meyer

    American Rust

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation-as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love-that arise from its loss. From local bars to train yards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes.

    Darwin8u says: "A Web of Despair and Desperation"
  • Der erste Sohn | Philipp Meyer

    Der erste Sohn

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Hans Peter Hallwachs, Regina Lemnitz, Jürgen Tarrach
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    Eli McCullough ist der erste Sohn der neuen Republik Texas, die am 2. März 1836 gegründet wird. Seine Eltern gehören zu jenen Siedlern, die sich ins Indianerland vorwagen, ein Paradies, das alles verheißt - nur keine Sicherheit. Bei einem Überfall wird seine Familie ausgelöscht. Eli wird verschleppt und wächst bei Indianern auf. Als diese dem Druck der Weißen nicht mehr standhalten können, kehrt er zurück in eine ihm fremd gewordene Welt.

  • The Son | Philipp Meyer

    The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
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    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. Love, honour, children are sacrificed in the name of ambition, as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege.

  • Fiction: Lives Unraveling (2010) Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Panel 1022 | Michelle Huneven,Philipp Meyer,Joanna Smith Rakoff,Christos Tsiolkas

    Fiction: Lives Unraveling (2010) Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Panel 1022

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Michelle Huneven, Philipp Meyer, Joanna Smith Rakoff, and others
    • Narrated By Patrick Brown
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    TheLos Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

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