Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Matthiessen

Narrated By: Anthony Heald

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2009

Duration: 40 hours 27 minutes

Summary:

Shadow Country is Peter Matthiessen’s reimagining of the legend of E. J. Watson, the Everglades sugarcane planter and notorious outlaw of the wild Florida frontier. Vividly capturing the American hinterlands at the turn of the twentieth century, it traces the story of Watson through eyewitness perspectives as he drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him.
Shadow Country traverses strange landscapes and frontier hinterlands inhabited by Americans of every provenance and color, including the black and Indian inheritors of the archaic racism that, as Watson’s wife observed, “still casts its shadow over the nation.” Originally written as three separate, acclaimed novels, this is Matthiessen’s bold new distillation of his monumental work. Tightened and brilliantly rewritten throughout, he has collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters, achieving his original vision of the Watson trilogy.

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  • Jessica McCloud

    I loved the story, and the reading was excellent! Very entertaining and easy to follow. I liked how much story you get for your "one credit"!!

  • Jackie Vance

    Excellent! Anthony Heald's narration was mesmerizing, He gave each character their own distinct speech patterns so I could see them in my mind. I'll wait a month or so and listen again.

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