Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's classic novel set in New Orleans in the 1880s receives a flawless performance by Robin Miles. First published in 1941, the novel highlights the universal themes of ambition, greed, revenge, and, most importantly, the power of love. In a retrospective, 89-year-old tycoon and media darling Clint Maroon reveals his life as a robber baron in the bad old days. Clio Dulaine, an elegant Creole beauty, meets the tall, handsome Texan 60 years earlier, and the sparks ignite a fire that lasts throughout their long lives. Miles creates original voices for all the characters and delivers gorgeous descriptions of delicious Creole cuisine and believable scenes, including a train wreck and a shoot-out. Miles is wonderful as she expertly teases out the many well-hidden secrets in this literary gem. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780062887603 $26.99
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