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Publisher's Summary

With The Clearing, Southeastern Booksellers Award winner Tim Gautreaux delivers a brutal novel of love, family, and redemption.
Randolph Aldridge travels to a snake-infested Cypress mill in Louisiana to find his brother Byron, a troubled veteran of World War I. Once there, Randolph finds that By is a shell of his former self—and that the murderous cartel controlling the mill’s casino won’t give them any peace.
©2003 Tim Gautreaux (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By Becky Moon on 01-07-18

Angst

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Fighting, mean spirited people throughout the book. I got weary wondering what calamity would come next. I was ready for the book to end.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Better than I expected.

Which character – as performed by Henry Strozier – was your favorite?

Actually I had no one favorite over another. It was the reader that kept me listening.

Could you see The Clearing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Oh, probably, since there is so much violence on TV and in the theatres today. No say in the casting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LJ on 07-02-15

Great plot and interesting read

This should be a classic. Novel unfolds nicely. Written with mastery of the harsh south, blood, sweat and violence. A must read!

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