Thirteen Moons: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Frazier

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2006

Duration: 15 hours 48 minutes

Summary:

This magnificent novel by one of America's finest writers is the epic of one man's remarkable journey, set in nineteenth-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life.

At the age of twelve, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins - for a brief moment - a mysterious girl named Claire, and his passion and desire for her spans this novel. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians - including a Cherokee Chief named Bear - he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that "only desire trumps time."

Brilliantly imagined, written with great power and beauty by a master of American fiction, Thirteen Moons is a stunning novel about a man's passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man's destiny over the many moons of a life.

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  • William L.

    The book was excellent. There is not one single thing to complain about. The narrator made it that much better.

  • sheila rodgers

    One of the first books I listened to and it had me hooked. The characters are full and rounded. The story is intriguing and makes you want to park the car and keep listening. Will Patton has such a great voice and ability to reach into the character and make them real