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  • A Gathering of Old Men

  • By: Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and engaging.

  • By David Robbins on 09-02-08

Complex and engaging.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-08

Ernest Gaines' true narrative tale is wonderfully engaging as told by any number of its cast of characters. As such, it lends itself perfectly to actual narration which is beautifully handled by the cast of narrators here! There is much to ponder and learn in this surprisingly complex mystery tale, so share this with an intelligent friend or two.

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