Shadow Country Trilogy
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    Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend | Peter Matthiessen

    Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

    Engrossing, Rich and Powerful

    Shadow Country is a superb book. From what I understand, it is a compilation of a trilogy surrounding the life and death of Edgar J Watson, a real-li..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2009 by John (Plantation, FL, United States)
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    Killing Mr. Watson | Peter Matthiessen

    Killing Mr. Watson

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer, Norman Dietz, George Guidall, and others
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    When Peter Matthiessen was 17, he was told the story of Edgar J. Watson, a popular and successful planter who had been murdered by his neighbors in 1910. This novel is Matthiessen’s attempt to piece together the life of a mysterious man who became a legend, and the dangerous legend that destroyed him.

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    Lost Man's River | Peter Matthiessen

    Lost Man's River

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In this dazzling sequel to Killing Mr. Watson, Peter Matthiessen presents the story of a family riddled with scandal through colorful recollections of renegades and their descendants. Veteran narrator George Guidall brings the rich oral history dramatically to life.

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    Bone by Bone | Peter Matthiessen

    Bone by Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    One of a very few National Book Award honorees to be nominated for fiction and nonfiction, Peter Matthiessen creates a curious blend of both in this tragic prequel to Killing Mister Watson and Lost Man’s River. An amazing novel in its own right, Bone by Bone caps the trilogy featuring the enigmatic E. J. Watson. During the Reconstruction Era, Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic father and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn’t commit, E. J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Finally, it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. Borrowing an old local tale about a man who was killed by his neighbors, Matthiessen creates a powerful character. George Guidall’s excellent reading brings this moving tragedy home to us with a passion.

    Compelling from start to finish.

    Matthiessen writes in a genial way that kept me engrossed and wanting more. Not normally the subject matter I am attracted to but in this case it has ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2009 by Elza (Yuma, AZ, USA)