A Land More Kind Than Home

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Wiley Cash

Narrated By: Mark Bramhall, Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2012

Duration: 8 hours 59 minutes


A stunning debut reminiscent of the beloved novels of John Hart and Tom Franklin, A Land More Kind Than Home is a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small western North Carolina town

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to-an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. While there is much about the world that still confuses him, he now knows that a new understanding can bring not only a growing danger and evil-but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance as well.

Told by three resonant and evocative characters-Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, a sheriff with his own painful past-A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel.


  • Sage Martineau

    OK book.

  • William Strong

    This is a book of poetic prose that tells a gripping story so real you are sad it has to end. Wiley Cash is a rising star in the literary universe and I look forward to many fine books from him in the years ahead. Good Books Radio

  • Gina Marcelin

    This book was so good I told my coworkers about it as I progressed thru the book. I will actually miss the characters now that the book is over...