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Publisher's Summary

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps listeners off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.
©2015 James A. Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Michener is a master." ( Boston Herald)
"A grand epic... [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity." ( The Plain Dealer)
"Remarkable and praiseworthy... utterly engaging." ( The Washington Post Book World)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tim Wilson on 01-21-17

The last paragraph!

I read this book years ago when I was in my thirties. Having it read to me again now in my sixties I was saddened multiple times by mans inhumanity to man. Not to spoil it for those who haven't read it......the last paragraph of this book makes it worth the read!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By William S Mann on 05-02-16

Michener ....

I enjoyed the book, however it lack a bit of momentum as it headed to the end.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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