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Hearts In Atlantis

Stephen King

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and the protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. Hearts In Atlantis is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood and that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam," two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow and haunted as their own lives. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, and his heart's desire may await him. Full of danger, suspense, and full of heart, Hearts In Atlantis takes some listeners to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Hurt

Length:

20h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:03:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:00:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:13:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:11:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:03:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:11:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:01:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:01:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

54:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

59:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:01:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

55:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:22