The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale audiobook

The Thicket

By Joe R. Lansdale
Read by Will Collyer

Hachette Book Group 9780316188456
10.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478980117

A tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale Jack Parker thought he’d already seen his fair share oftragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely fiveyears old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweepingturn-of-the-century East Texas—orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula. Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle’s farm,when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack’s grandfather andkidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast andenlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sisterhas any chance of surviving. But the best he can come up with is acharismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of anex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Suewho’s come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a fewmembers of Jack’s extended family to boot). In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still awild, feral place where oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. And Jackwill soon find out that blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in arip-roaring adventure equal parts True Grit and Stand by Me—the perfectintroduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called “as funny andfrightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the BrothersGrimm—or Mark Twain” (New York Times Book Review).

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A tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale

Jack Parker thought he’d already seen his fair share oftragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely fiveyears old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweepingturn-of-the-century East Texas—orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula.

Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle’s farm,when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack’s grandfather andkidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast andenlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sisterhas any chance of surviving. But the best he can come up with is acharismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of anex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Suewho’s come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a fewmembers of Jack’s extended family to boot).

In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still awild, feral place where oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. And Jackwill soon find out that blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in arip-roaring adventure equal parts True Grit and Stand by Me—the perfectintroduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called “as funny andfrightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the BrothersGrimm—or Mark Twain” (New York Times Book Review).

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Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including the Edgar Award–winning The Bottoms. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, among others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English