The Cove

A Novel
Author(s): Ron Rash
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100100981
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611208054
Narrator/s: Merritt Hicks
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Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina lies the cove, a dark, forbidding place where spirits and fetches wander. Or so the townsfolk of Mars Hill believe - just as they know that Laurel Shelton, the lonely young woman who lives within its shadows, is a witch. Alone except for her brother, Hank, she aches for her life to begin. Then it happens - a stranger appears, carrying a note explaining that his name is Walter, he is mute, and is bound for New York. As the days pass, Walter slips easily into Laurel's heart, bringing her the only real happiness she has ever known. But Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything - and danger is closer than they know.

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Author(s): Ron Rash
Narrator(s): Merritt Hicks
Product Number Z100092401
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062220738
Author(s): Ron Rash
Product Number EB00238716
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062267306

Professional reviews

"This look back at the WWI era puts the listener in a small North Carolina community tragically fraught with common human fears. Laden with distrust of diversity in any form, the townspeople cast blame--and worse--at the feet of a young woman and a strange young man. Merritt Hicks brings a quiet beauty to the voices of this pair, hers with vocal cords, his with a flute. Charged with depicting mountain folks, a German immigrant, and a good-old-boy politician, Hicks dus not flinch. She brings doubt, fear, and genuine love to her vocal depictions. Listeners will be struck by the power of the human capacity for both good and evil. Dynamically performed, this is a story to return to time and again. J.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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