• by James A. Michener
  • Narrated by Alexander Adams
  • 32 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Tim Wilson


a classic work by Michener truly great. highly recommended. cause me to see the Caribbean a new light
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- Jeffrey Holst

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio