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  • The Serpent King

  • By: Jeff Zentner
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Ariadne Meyers, Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life - at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes; and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once and future king

  • By Justin on 03-31-16

A modern, perfect coming of age story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-16

Zentner perfectly encapsulates the experience of growing up in the South and wanting to escape small town life for something greater. His characters are realistically rendered and heart-wrenchingly relatable. Recommended for the misfit in all of us!

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