- Following the New River North
- Narrated by: Noah Adams
- Length: 5 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-10-01
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Distilling history from legend, Adams tells of men and women whose lives crossed the New River before him, including Daniel Boone, fleeing his farming family in search of wilderness, and Cherokee Indians, driven west on their Trail of Tears. Along the way Adams paints a luminous portrait of a land and a people as richly vital and complex as America itself. With Adams' hushed, intimate tone, Far Appalachia mesmerizes and haunts like the bluegrass music that still rings through the mountains and valleys in which it was born.
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By Sheila on 01-09-05
A Listening Pleasure!
I am surprised by the ungenerous reviews of this audio title. Adam's reading is warm and genuine, as well as professional. His recounting of the New River's beauty and history and his own experiences of the area were a pleasure to which to listen. Having heard this book, surely no one can fail to recognize what a magical and lovely place Appalachia is. And I should know, as I have never lived far from it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By George Thomas on 02-03-04
Only if you are going there
As a general read I would give this a very low score (1 star), if I were moving to the area or planning to canoe the New River or bike around the area I would give the book a much higher score (3/4 stars). There is no real story here and the history of the area and the people are only lightly touched on, if at all. I was left wanting much more. However; trails, river sections, stores and such are covered well along with a good description of the area and would certainly be of value to anyone planning a trip there.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful