Above the Waterfall

  • by Ron Rash
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone, Tavia Gilbert
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times best-selling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land.
Les, a longtime sheriff just three weeks from retirement, contends with the ravages of crystal meth and his own duplicity in his small Appalachian town.
Becky, a park ranger with a harrowing past, finds solace amid the lyrical beauty of this patch of North Carolina.
Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have indelibly marked them, they are drawn together by a reverence for the natural world. When an irascible elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream, Les and Becky are plunged into deep and dangerous waters, forced to navigate currents of disillusionment and betrayal that will force them to question themselves and test their tentative bond - and threaten to carry them over the edge.
Echoing the heartbreaking beauty of William Faulkner and the spiritual isolation of Carson McCullers, Above the Waterfall demonstrates once again the prodigious talent of "a gorgeous, brutal writer" (Richard Price) hailed as "one of the great American authors at work today" (Janet Maslin, New York Times).


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Customer Reviews

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Didn't care about the characters or the plot.
The interlude chapters of flowery language were extremely tedious.
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- kenneth holberger

Not my cup of tea

Although I found the writing pleasant, the story line was outside my liking. I am certain it will be enjoyed by others, simply not me.
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- Denise Thornton "Christian mom"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio