Cloudsplitter: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Russell Banks

Narrated By: Pete Larkin

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: November 2013

Duration: 29 hours 35 minutes


A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. Deeply researched, brilliantly plotted, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, Cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War, when slavery was tearing the country apart. But within this broader scope, Russell Banks has given us a riveting, suspenseful, heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life, of violence and action in battle, of romance and familial life and death that make the reader feel in astonishing ways what it is like to be alive in that time.


  • Nicolas V

    I love Banks but this book just failed to cast the spell his other books did. The narrator irritated me. Can’t win them all.

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