Wicked River

  • by Lee Sandlin
  • Narrated by Jeff McCarthy
  • 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed journalist and author Lee Sandlin delivers a riveting glimpse of a dangerous and colorful place in America’s historical landscape - the Mississippi River of the 19th century. Long before it was dredged into a shipping channel or romanticized into myth, the untamed Mississippi - the lifeblood of communities that rose and fell along its banks - spawned a motley array of pirates and dignitaries, visionaries, and thieves.

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Worth a listen

A series of interesting historical vignettes, some well-known:others not, presented in an animated narration. I love history presented as a "story" and not a plodding trek through dates and factoids. This book is very much akin to The Devil in the White City, American Lightning, Thunderstruck, and Higher. By the way, the aforementioned books are at least 4 star quality as well.
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- Robert B. Golson "regular guy"

Mississippi history

What did you love best about Wicked River?

The history of life on the Mississippi.


What did you like best about this story?

Interesting about how the river has changed over time and keeps changing.


Any additional comments?

Good listen. I would recommend to anyone who lives near the Mississippi and who likes history.

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- Suzanne Lanchester "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books