The Weight of This World

  • by David Joy
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as "a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature" (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past.
A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can't leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.

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Listened to the whole thing in less than 24 hrs

I couldn't stop. Loved the story and the narration was fantastic. Did not disappoint. Kudos.
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- Jennifer Knight

Joy goes it again

Loved the narrators performance. This is not a romance. This is not a feel good story. But if you want a gripping, truly engrossing story that actually makes you feel, Joy is it. The writing is so beautifully done it brings tears to my eyes.
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- Marsh Nolen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio