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A once-booming riverboat community, Port Caddo is a now struggling Texas town due to the emergence of the railroad. A series of incidents leads to the discovery of the first fresh water pearl, and the town is rejuvenated. Mike Blakely transports listeners to a time filled with hope in a lost little town. George Guidall’s lively narration captures every nuance of this masterfully crafted story.

©2000 Mike Blakely (P)2002 Recorded Books

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  • G Money
  • Maui, HI, United States
  • 07-30-11

1st review

i have avg >150 audile books a year ... i have NEVER written a review ...i have listened to many actully better books "Atlas Shrugged" narrarted by HURT ! NOT Brick my fav ... BUt since no1 did this book i thought i would try and help people get over fencepost on buying this 1 ... it was REALLY good!!! = i often listen to "sample" and its like a good trailer to moive... it seems good and it was the movie and then i end up quitting the book ... in this case the book is REALLY good for pg 1 to last sentence.

i type poorly so dontlet that discount my advise = its worth time and $ 4sure! -G

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Outstanding

This book reminded me of a mark twain novel. The best ending to a story I have ever experienced!! But don't read it first. Must read the entire book first for it to have the impact it had on me. Enjoy!!!

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A wonderful memory

A wonderful authentic story. What a great movie it would make. Of course George's reading was perfecto.

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  • Paula
  • Overland Park, KS USA
  • 03-26-16

Decent Coming of Age Story

This is an interesting, "decent" (aka no gratuitous sex or violence) story of a young man who came of age in the bayou country at a time when steamships plied the rivers and lakes of the great South. Narrated expertly by George Guidall, it is an engaging saga of youth-to-manhood during the late 1890's. It is told in a narrative style, taking listeners back to the day, offering a delightful tale with heroes and villains who will surprise and amaze. I enjoyed this one -- it was an easy listen -- and learned a bit about that era, the art of gleaning pearls from mussels, and steamer history.

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