The Benjamin Drum Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Summer Boy: (Benjamin Drum Trilogy) Volume 1 | Henry Mitchell

    The Summer Boy: (Benjamin Drum Trilogy) Volume 1

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    • By Henry Mitchell
    • Narrated By Wayne Paige
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    Deposited by his dysfunctional city parents for the summer with his eccentric Aunt Mary in a remote Appalachian cove, Benjamin Drum runs away, farther than he ever intended, closer home than he ever imagined. Lost between the mountains, Ben wanders into a strange new world where he is befriended and pursued by beings human and non-human, malevolent and merciful. Before he finds his way back to Mary, he finds himself.

    Well crafted, but probably not for everyone

    The author makes characters and situations come alive. He seems to be a master painter with words as he creates this peaceful countryside escape. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2016 by AdaChaDad ()
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    Between Times: (Benjamin Drum Trilogy) Volume 2 | Henry Mitchell

    Between Times: (Benjamin Drum Trilogy) Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Henry Mitchell
    • Narrated By Wayne Paige
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    Spanning three continents and half a century, this is the second in the series of books charting Benjamin Drum's life. Between Times traces the lives and wanderings of the families along Sorrow Creek in mythical Marshall County, North Carolina. Fans of The Summer Boy will delight to recognize some familiar characters and discover new ones to love among other mountains where Drum grows up and the Laurel remains as elusive and hidden as it is real and powerful.

    Mark Twain like story but kind of dry

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    This was just not my favorite. It was v..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2017 by Tyler U. ()
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    Laurel Falls: The Benjamin Drum Trilogy, Book 3 | Henry Mitchell

    Laurel Falls: The Benjamin Drum Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Henry Mitchell
    • Narrated By Wayne Paige
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    Laurel Falls, the third book in the Benjamin Drum trilogy, brings the wandering protagonist home to find himself at last, and a new generation takes up his quest for the Real. Some familiar characters and a few fresh faces throng together to complicate and resolve Drum's journey. Love prevails and unity is restored, but not without some spell-binding and spell-breaking trials and errors. Secrets are bared and riddles solved, but during the last minute, the High Balsams, mountains mysterious and alluring, still loom constant over all.

    Story Complete?

    I received this ARC via audiobook boom and offer my own review of the story. This is the third story in the Benjamin Drum story. The one line I liked ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2017 by Amazon CustomerBeliever ()