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Thirteen Moons

Narrated by: John Chancer
Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

At the age of twelve, under the Wind Moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins - for a brief moment - a mysterious girl named Claire, and his passion and desire for her spans this novel. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians, including a Cherokee Chief named Bear, he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassle Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that 'only desire trumps time'.

Brilliantly imagined, written with great power and beauty by a master of American fiction, Thirteen Moons is a stunning novel about a man's passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man's destiny over the many moons of a life.

©2006 3 Crows Corporation (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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Thirteen moons . An intriging life story of a time not so very long past

A very long story which I need to read again in order to understand its ramifications . Unlike a regular book where you can go back and check up on details you carry on and gr
adually it becomes a whole. At first I thought it was much too long but in retrospect I enjoyed it very much and will read it again. It is full of fascinating thoughts, insights, observations and fine detail. I
It creates a very believable and at times horrifying reality but the writer is a man of many parts and well able to express them.

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Evocotive of the times

What made the experience of listening to Thirteen Moons the most enjoyable?

The progression of time as the boy grows up and becomes succesful.

What did you like best about this story?

The times that the boy spent with Bear and the stories they told each other.

What about John Chancer’s performance did you like?

Yes, a good narrator.

Any additional comments?

I chose this book because I had read Cold Mountain and loved it. Thirteen Moons didn't quite come up to the same standard, but it was still a good story well told.