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Chesapeake: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James A. Michener

Narrated By: Larry McKeever

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2015

Duration: 50 hours 38 minutes


The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story.


  • Hollis Ramsey

    Chesapeake is a terrific read, and the narrator gives a slam-dunk performance. from indians to pirates to slaves, geese to oysters to soft-shell crabs, gardening to shipbuilding, and much more -- this is Michener at his best. the history is fascinating. who knew that you could write a book that takes 50 hours to read aloud, about a body of water? well, James Michener can; he does the Chesapeake Bay and all its inhabitants justice. i think that i like this book even more than i do The Source or Hawaii, and that's saying a lot. this is historical fiction the way it should be written.

  • Audrey Redmond

    If you have the time and love history told with a story you will enjoy listening to this novel.. The narrator has a great voice and lots of perseverance. I really enjoyed the humorous touches .

Chesapeake: A Novel

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