• by Wayne Caldwell
  • Narrated by Scott Sowers
  • 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Debut novelist Wayne Caldwell's Cataloochee -a rich, vivid, arresting work beginning at the dawn of Reconstruction - sprawls across the succeeding generations like the vast green mountains of its rural North Carolina setting. Best-selling author Charles Frazier calls it "a brilliant portrait of a community and a way of life long gone, a lost America." This enthralling saga evokes the full color spectrum of mountain life, from lights to darks and every shade in between.


What the Critics Say

"A...diverting collection of tangential yarns, Caldwell's debut will find a spot on many readers' shelves near Charles Frazier's Thirteen Moons." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Love It!

I have listened to this book twice now. One of my all time favorites. I have been to Cataloochee and am familiar with its history. This book and excellent narrator brought the magical place to life for me. I will listen again, and drive the 1700 miles to Cataloochee again. This book will make my trip there even more meaningful.
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- Cynthia J. Hakansson "Cyndy H."


The cast of characters in this book is so wide and muddy that it's difficult to keep track of them, and there's no continuity in the lives of any of them. Being Appalachian, I love the sound of the talk, but the women, especially, are portrayed as slightly short of feeble minded. The narrator puts in a good effort, but some of the lines he has to deliver are simply not believable, and he has a tendency to whine. I cannot recommend this one.
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- Estil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books