Boy's Life by Robert McCammon audiobook

Boy's Life

By Robert McCammon
Read by Richard Thomas

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.92 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781442349223

Robert McCammon delivers his award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally. Boy’s Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young—and of innocence lost. Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson, a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown—for his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award

Robert McCammon delivers his award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy’s Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young—and of innocence lost.

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson, a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown—for his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The kind of naïve and sentimental storytelling most of us thought we had to give up with the Hardy Boys, Albert Payson Terhune, and baseball-card biographies…For sheer screwball storytelling exuberance, McCammon’s book is hard to top.” Entertainment Weekly
“A magical mystery tour of growing up in the deep south…Boy’s Life handles coming of age and a boy’s coming to grips with life and death magnificently. McCammon has created—at least up to this point in his career—his masterwork.” Locus
“A tour de force of storytelling.” BookPage
“The mystery will satisfy the most finicky aficionado; McCammon has also produced a boisterous, poignant travelogue through a stormy season in one boy’s life, peopled with the zaniest, most memorable Southern characters since those of Harper Lee.” Publishers Weekly
“Strongly echoing the childhood elegies of King and Bradbury and every bit their equal: a cornucopia of bittersweet fantasy storytelling that is by far McCammon’s finest book.” Kirkus Reviews

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 2.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English