Kingdomtide by Rye Curtis audiobook

Kingdomtide

By Rye Curtis
Read by Jo Anna Perrin  and Maggi-Meg Reed

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316420105
9.31 Hours 1
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The lives of two women -- the sole survivor of an airplane crash and the troubled park ranger who leads the rescue mission -- intersect in this "gripping" (Vogue) novel of tough-minded resilience. The sole survivor of a plane crash, seventy-two-year-old Cloris Waldrip finds herself lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of Montana's rugged Bitterroot Range, exposed to the elements with no tools beyond her wits and ingenuity. Intertwined with her narrative is the story of Debra Lewis, a park ranger struggling with addiction and a recent divorce who is galvanized by her mission to find and rescue Cloris. As Cloris wanders mountain forests and valleys, subsisting on whatever she can find, her hold on life ever more precarious, Ranger Lewis and her motley group of oddball rescuers follow the trail of clues she's left behind. Days stretch into weeks, and hope begins to fade. But with nearly everyone else giving up, Ranger Lewis stays true until the end. Dramatic and morally complex, Kingdomtide is a story of the decency and surprising resilience of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances. In powerful, exquisite prose, debut novelist Rye Curtis delivers an inspiring account of two unforgettable characters whose heroism reminds us that survival is only the beginning.

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Summary

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An Oprah Magazine Pick of the Month

A New York Times Pick of New and Noteworthy Books

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Month

A Literary Hub Pick of Audiobooks

The lives of two women -- the sole survivor of an airplane crash and the troubled park ranger who leads the rescue mission -- intersect in this "gripping" (Vogue) novel of tough-minded resilience.


The sole survivor of a plane crash, seventy-two-year-old Cloris Waldrip finds herself lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of Montana's rugged Bitterroot Range, exposed to the elements with no tools beyond her wits and ingenuity. Intertwined with her narrative is the story of Debra Lewis, a park ranger struggling with addiction and a recent divorce who is galvanized by her mission to find and rescue Cloris.


As Cloris wanders mountain forests and valleys, subsisting on whatever she can find, her hold on life ever more precarious, Ranger Lewis and her motley group of oddball rescuers follow the trail of clues she's left behind. Days stretch into weeks, and hope begins to fade. But with nearly everyone else giving up, Ranger Lewis stays true until the end. Dramatic and morally complex, Kingdomtide is a story of the decency and surprising resilience of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances. In powerful, exquisite prose, debut novelist Rye Curtis delivers an inspiring account of two unforgettable characters whose heroism reminds us that survival is only the beginning.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Kingdomtide is a truly spectacular first novel: weird, tender, funny, grotesque—above all, deeply, achingly human.” Jennifer Egan, New York Times bestselling author
“First novels are often praised for an author’s potential, but Kingdomtide displays a talent fully realized…Rye Curtis is a writer of exceptional talent.” Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author
“An impressive novel.” New York Times
“Narrators Maggi-Meg Reed and Jo Anna Perrin bring characters Cloris and Debra to life with such ringing clarity that audiences may feel lost in the wild with them.” Paste magazine (audio review)
“Cloris’s haughtiness and bemused umbrage land hilariously in the spot-on performance of the audiobook’s narrators…Both make excellent contributions.” Literary Hub (audio review)
“That rare genre-fluid story that is lovable both because of and despite its surfeit of eccentric, over-the-top characters and moments. Some are gritty and dark, others light and wise; together they create an impressive first book and a highly original tale of adventure and perseverance.” Los Angeles Times
“Cloris’ survival narration is exciting…but her musings on her past life and life in general are some of the book’s very best moments.” Booklist
“Waldrip’s…Her gritty, nightmarish story, as well as her strong voice and personality, will make her a reader favorite…This story of survival will keep readers quickly turning the pages.” Publisher's Weekly
A darkly humorous…By turns thrilling, poignant, and hilarious. Kirkus Reviews
Rye Curtis's debut novel is an astonishing work. His powerful and convincing characters are at risk in a harsh and beautiful landscape in which the best and worst are revealed, and nothing is as it initially seems. Kingdomtide is at once a page-turner and a meditation on the complexity of the human experience and spirit. Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter's Bone and The Maid's Version
Holy smokes! I was sucked into this novel by the end of the first paragraph. If Flannery O'Connor wrote a procedural, she couldn't invent a stranger, more luminous world. This is a place where the grotesque and the sublime coexist in harmony, where misfits and outcasts band together to survive, and where the tale belongs to whoever tells it best--in this case, the immensely talented Rye Curtis. Christina Bake Kline, New York Times bestselling author
I read a lot of very good fiction, but this novel-so startling and thrilling, so packed with such wonderful characters-is the best novel I've read in a long time. Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and A Star Called Henry
Stop reading this blurb right now and read the first paragraph of Kingdomtide. If you can stop after that, you'll know you're a robot. A defective robot. Kingdomtide will bring you to tears of laughter, tears of joy, and...are there tears of insight? Rye Curtis is a fireball of talent. James Hannaham, PEN/Faulkner Award winner for Delicious Foods

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Author Bio: Rye Curtis

Author Bio: Rye Curtis

Rye Curtis is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He is a graduate of Columbia University and now lives in Queens. This is his first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 9.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English