Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons audiobook

Burnt Mountain

By Anne Rivers Siddons
Read by Kate Reading

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446527897
9.18 Hours 1
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From one of our most acclaimed writers comes a dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother, and by the man she loves. Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp: Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina mountains. It was there that she came alive, and it was there she met Nick Abrams, her first love and her first heartbreak. Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmother's house in Atlanta. The house is only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain, where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives, until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets about her mother, her first love, and most devastating of all, her husband.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

From one of our most acclaimed writers comes a dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother, and by the man she loves.

Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp: Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina mountains. It was there that she came alive, and it was there she met Nick Abrams, her first love and her first heartbreak.

Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmother's house in Atlanta. The house is only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain, where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives, until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets about her mother, her first love, and most devastating of all, her husband.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Siddons is at her usual incisive best at skewering the mores of socially pretentious Southerners, and her prose is limpid and mesmerizing.” Kirkus Reviews
“Kate Reading’s narration is steady and precise; she offers up a dramatic performance and infuses her narration with a hint of a Southern accent, its influence lingering politely behind her vowels. But it is in the book’s dialogue that Reading shines brightest, producing an assortment of twangs, drawls, burrs, and even a brogue.”  Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Siddons mixes in a touch of the supernatural to bring the novel to an exciting climax, but what's most appealing here is the layered family drama and the lush world Thayer inhabits a master storyteller with a remarkable track record, bestselling Siddons returns to her signature Southern setting in her newest blend of emotional realism and a sliver of magic.” Booklist
“Burnt Mountain engages the listener with suspense, vivid and charming descriptions, and characters to care about. Kate Reading imbues each character with a distinctive accent, timbre, and pitch. Her skillful portrayals of the principal players keep the listener wondering about the story’s outcome all the way to the end.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anne Rivers Siddons

Author Bio: Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons (1936–2019) wrote nineteen novels, including several New York Times bestsellers, as well as a work of nonficton and two movie scripts. Her novels received praise from Stephen King and Pat Conroy. Her debut novel, Heartbreak Hotel, was made into a major motion picture in 1989 titled Heart of Dixie. Her novel The House Next Door was made into a made-for-television movie that aired in 2006 on Lifetime Television.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 9.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English