Sugar Fork

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walter L. Larimore

Narrated By: Cynthia Darlow, Joey Collins

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 2013

Duration: 10 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

This Captivating story takes place in the Sugar Fork Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains wilderness during 1925-1926. Nate Randolph and his five unique daughters wrestle to survive after the death of Callie (his wife and their mother) as well as to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against an evil lumber company manager seeking to clear-cut their virgin woodland. A cast of delightful characters, including gypsy siblings, Cherokee Indians, a granny midwife, a world-famous writer, and even a flesh-and-blood Haint, join our heroine, sixteen-year-old Abbie Randolph, in her life-and-death struggle. Abbie falls in love for the first time, helps run the farm, and mothers her independent sisters while battling to preserve her faith when senseless murders threaten to destroy her family and way of life. Will the Randolph family survive intact? Will the farm be saved? Only a miracle could make it happen. With the march of the industrial age, especially industrial lumbering, the roaring twenties, Prohibition, the increasing momentum for a national park, and the onslaught of a modern world, trains, and radio communication, the traditional life and ways of our Southern Highlanders were about to change forever.

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  • Debbie F

    The story is good, the second in the series. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and the narrator, this narrator actually took away from the story. Her interpretations of the characters' voices were annoying, and her singing of the songs was off key and grated on the ears. I considered getting the print copy just so that I could get the story without the voices.