The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles audiobook

The Color of Lightning

By Paulette Jiles
Read by Jack Garrett

HarperAudio
13.56 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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“Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted.... This is glorious work.” — Washington Post “A gripping, deeply relevant book.” — New York Times Book Review  From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize—one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards—The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, July 2009

Scotiabank Giller Prize

An Indie Next List Selection

“Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted.... This is glorious work.” — Washington Post

“A gripping, deeply relevant book.” — New York Times Book Review

 From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize—one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards—The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jack Garrett’s performance is stellar. Three different races—men, women, and children—come vividly to life, their personalities distinct even though their stories are separated from ours by more than a century. It’s a sweeping tale, never dry or fact-bound, and Garrett’s sympathetic attention and unflagging skill are a perfect match for Jiles’s marvelous invention. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A gripping, deeply relevant book.”  New York Times Book Review
“[A] meticulously researched and beautifully crafted story…this is glorious work.”  Washington Post
“Jiles colors… historical facts in prose that captures the imagination, allowing her audience to understand the diverse cultures struggling to coexist in this seemingly harsh land.” Historical Novels Review
“Jiles writes like she owns the frontier, and in this multifaceted, riveting and full of danger novel, she does.”  Publishers Weekly
“Jiles never reduces her cast of characters to stock stereotypes, tackling a traumatic and tragic episode in American history with sensitivity and assurance.”  Booklist
“A potent, harrowing story about real people with that genuine heroism….Jiles writes with an unerring poet’s touch.” Dallas Morning News

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Author

Author Bio: Paulette Jiles

Author Bio: Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles is an author whose books have been an Oprah Pick, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and nominated for the National Book Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English