The Harrows of Spring : World Made By Hand

  • by James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by Jim Meskimen
  • Series: World Made By Hand
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"From the renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler, The Harrows of Spring concludes the quartet of his extraordinary World Made by Hand novels, set in an American future of economic and political collapse, where electricity, automobiles, and the familiar social structures of the "old times" are a misty memory.
In the little upstate New York town of Union Grove, springtime is a most difficult season, known as "the six weeks want," when fresh food is scarce and winter stores have dwindled. Young Daniel Earle returns from his haunting travels around what is left of the United States intent on resurrecting the town newspaper. He is also recruited by the town trustees to help revive the Hudson River trade route shut down peevishly by the local grandee, planter Stephen Bullock. Meanwhile, a menacing gang of Social Justice Warriors styling themselves as agents of the Berkshire People's Republic appear one evening to camp on the outskirts of town. Their leaders are the imposing Amazonian beauty Flame Aurora Greengrass and the charismatic grifter Sylvester "Buddy" Goodfriend, progressive to a fault in their politics and intent on extracting whatever tribute they can from people of Union Grove.
Romance, politics, bunko, violence, and family tragedy swirl through the thrilling finale to Kunstler's bestselling series. The Harrows of Spring is a powerful, heart-wrenching, and satisfying conclusion to this poignant history of the future."


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If you could sum up The Harrows of Spring in three words, what would they be?

Story is done.

What did you like best about this story?

It finished things up for me.

What does Jim Meskimen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He wasn't boring and fun to listen to in the car.

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Any additional comments?

This last book wasn't anything amazing. It finished the story of the other books. Glad its done and I can move on now. The only part that didn't make sense to me was the direction he took the Bullock character in. It seemed out of context based on the last couple of books.

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- Mitchell

The best series ever!

No series of any author, topic, or kind has been written to compare . Sci fi romance ( just a touch) adventure, prepper( just enough) foodie ( glorious ) and drink , I am standing by , yeasty rich full bodied triple tripel ale in hand
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.