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Deliverance Audiobook

Deliverance

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Publisher's Summary

Earphones Award Winner (AudioFile Magazine)

The smash-hit best seller that inspired the acclaimed 1972 film starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox is now available in unabridged audio for the very first time.

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

This classic tale is vividly read by movie and TV star and Audie Award-winning narrator Will Patton.

©1970 James Dickey (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

100 Best Novels (The Modern Library)

All-Time 100 Novels (Time)

"Will Patton's narration is nothing short of haunting. His Southern tone steadily declines from that of a man pondering all that is possible in the world to that of a shattered soul." (AudioFile)

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    Amazon Customer 04-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration!"

    Will Patton was awesome. I enjoyed the book very much and would recommend it to anyone.

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    Kelly watley 04-13-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Incredibly Captivating!!!!"

    "This suspense is well written, and I’m so glad I discovered this audio book based on the 1972 movie which was interesting And intense..Narration is by will Patton who's voice cammands attention...a must read for those who loved the movie and for those who have not are in for a real treat..

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    Rebecca 04-13-17
    Rebecca 04-13-17
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    "Disturbing but can't stop listening"

    This is one of those books that I will only listen to/read once, even though it is well written and somewhat profound. For me, at least, it delves a little too deeply into the human psyche.

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    Joseph 04-10-17
    Joseph 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A survival classic"

    For city folks, there's something scary and different about the rural American south. This book plays on those fears and tells an intense story of survival that keeps you listening from cover to cover.

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    Horror Reader 04-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Joyous, Intense Reading Pleasure"

    I was completely floored by this book's brilliance. It is THE PERFECT BOOK to read if you're entering middle age and feeling a bit restless in the repetitive normalcy of daily life.

    The story moves fast and the suspense is top notch, but the book's genius is in its every sentence. Dickey is a poet, a stunning writer who sees as deeply as possible into the human soul. After listening to the book--read wonderfully by Will Patton--I now have to buy a physical copy so I can underline all the lines that felt like Dickey was speaking directly to me.

    Read this. The movie is great, but the book is genius.

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    Shirley 04-07-17
    Shirley 04-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing narration of a suspenseful story."
    Where does Deliverance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best!


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    This story required the perfect narrator, and Will Patton was just that. He intelligently, softly, and matter of factly told the story, understating the deep emotion and horror, while allowing the listener to supply her own emotions. Such a rare ability, and so masterfully accomplished.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I usually listen only in my car, but for this book I listened for hours on my couch, unable to let it go til the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    I chose this book because of the high recommendation by Pat Conroy, in his book, My Reading Life. I was not disappointed. Each word, phrase, and sentence were artfully arranged, presenting a picture that flowed through my mind so beautifully I did not want it to end.

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    Carl 04-07-17
    Carl 04-07-17

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    "Better than the movie... "

    But not by much. This is still one of the best psychological thrillers written, because it uses people who you are likely to run into today, especially in DC. I live in a rural part of CA, and yes, there are some pretty scary characters in the wilderness that we should never have to deal with. When these four cityslickers decide to do some serious rafting down a remote river somewhere in the southern US, they bite off far more than they ever could have eaten. The 1970 story still has a strange fascination that grips the reader/listener from the beginning.
    No dueling banjos to listen to, except you will hear it in your head if you have seen the movie, or just remember the hit song. The movie did a great job with this story, but the book is really good. Even better with this narrator.

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    peter niess 04-06-17
    peter niess 04-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply well written and very entertaining"

    Although there are a few intense moments, or really just one, it is necessary and the story is very well written and entertaining. The subject of wondering what we are really capable of doing, the inner voice most intimate curiosities are seldom discussed but it is covered in this book which makes it extra fascinating.

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    Karon B. 04-05-17
    Karon B. 04-05-17
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    "DIDN'T EVEN LIKETHE MOVIE"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deliverance to be better than the print version?

    I DON'T THINK I ASKED FOR THIS, BUT I KNOW I DON'T WANT IT.


    What did you like best about this story?

    NADA


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    DIDN'T READ IT


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

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY DON'T THINK I SENT FOR THIS;.

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    Qchick 04-02-17
    Qchick 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    It's excellent, the narration is excellent. I couldn't stop listening, I had seen the movie, but the book was way better. The emotions that are so accurately described. I would listen to it again!

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