Gabriel's Story

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: CW061
Released: Apr 04, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419377792
Narrator/s: Thomas Penny
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In his acclaimed debut novel, Durham adds a new dimension to the frontier narrative. Gabriel, the teenaged son of an emancipated slave, travels west with his mother, who is lured by the promise of unclaimed land. Despising life as a farmer, Gabriel runs away with a dangerous band of cowboys. But hindered by youth and inexperience, he must escape the racism and brutality that surround him.


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Gabriel's Story
Product Number: BX00002714
Product Number:CW061
Product Number:Z0606

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Narrator(s): Thomas Penny
Product Number Z0606
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449895143
Product Number EB00148239
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307425980

Professional reviews

"This debut novel delivers a fresh view of black pioneers, refugees of Reconstruction, on the Western frontier. Tony Penny portrays main character Gabriel Lynch vividly, making him feel human, immediate, and palpable. Seeking adventure, Gabriel and friend James join a band of cowboys led by horse thief, rapist, and murderer Marshall and his half-black brother, Caleb. Penny evokes the youthful emotions, recklessness, and repressed desires of the characters using changes in tone and pace, as well as accents and regional dialects. Penny's understated yet professional style helps mitigate the story's violence and personalize the coming-of-age aspect of this remarkable adventure. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"