The Hot Country by Robert Olen Butler audiobook

The Hot Country: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller

By Robert Olen Butler
Read by Ray Chase

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780802120465

The Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thrillers: Book 1

10.78 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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During the 1914 Mexican civil war, swashbuckling American war correspondent Christopher Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress who is not as innocent as she seems. Cobb employs a pickpocket to help him figure out why important German off

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

During the 1914 Mexican civil war, swashbuckling American war correspondent Christopher Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress who is not as innocent as she seems. Cobb employs a pickpocket to help him figure out why important German off

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This high-spirited adventure by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler is an antic concoction of genre clichés, literary sendups, personal homages, fanciful history and passages of great writing.” New York Times Book Review
“It’s an exciting story, much of it based on fact, and Butler has a good time with it. His writing is both crisp and thoughtful, his people ring true, and he offers an amusing portrait of a golden age in journalism…The Hot Country is a thinking person’s thriller, the kind of exotic adventure that, in better days, would have been filmed by Sam Peckinpah.” Washington Post
“Butler takes an often-overlooked chapter of history and turns it into a whip-smart tale of intrigue and espionage.” CNN.com
“Enjoyable novel that should attract devotees of espionage and historical fiction.” Library Journal
“A fine stylist, Butler renders the time and place in perfect detail.” Publishers Weekly
“Ray Chase’s characterization of journalist Christopher Marlowe Cobb sublimely captures his transition from war correspondent…to undercover operative.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler is the author of more than ten novels and three story collections. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and a National Magazine Award in 2001 and 2005, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and an NEA grant, as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English