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Chris

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  • Shadow Country

  • A New Rendering of the Watson Legend
  • By: Peter Matthiessen
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 40 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rewarding listen

  • By Chris on 30-07-11

A Rewarding listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-11

This is a wonderfully written, wonderfully narrated, epic, listen. The story of Ed Watson told from various perspectives including, most tellingly, his own. It's story is well covered in the synopsis and other reviews i just want to express my gratitude and admiration for an almost perfect marriage between author and narrator. The dizzying texture of the writing - deceptively simple but with similies and descriptions which make you gasp - combined with the multi layered tour de force of the narration make this a hugely rewarding experience.

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