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Kings of the Earth

Jon Clinch

Author of the award-winning novel Finn, Jon Clinch has drawn favorable comparisons to such luminaries as William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. With Kings of the Earth, he weaves the compelling tale of a troubled family haunted by dark secrets. On their upstate New York farm, the three aging Proctor brothers—Vernon, Audie, and Creed—eke out a living. When Vernon dies in his sleep, evidence of asphyxiation quickly turns suspicion upon Audie and Creed. The brothers’ estranged sister, their protective neighbor, and others are eventually drawn into the case and offer startling insights. But all these differing perspectives obscure the reality of daily life on the farm, and the truth of what happened that fateful day remains shrouded in mystery. In a starred review, Library Journal calls Kings of the Earth “a gritty but nonetheless warm-hearted and beautifully realized novel.” A full cast of talented narrators delivers a gripping performance, providing each character with a unique voice. “… Clinch explores family dynamics in this quiet storm of a novel that will stun readers with its power.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author of the award-winning novel Finn, Jon Clinch has drawn favorable comparisons to such luminaries as William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. With Kings of the Earth, he weaves the compelling tale of a troubled family haunted by dark secrets. On their upstate New York farm, the three aging Proctor brothers—Vernon, Audie, and Creed—eke out a living. When Vernon dies in his sleep, evidence of asphyxiation quickly turns suspicion upon Audie and Creed. The brothers’ estranged sister, their protective neighbor, and others are eventually drawn into the case and offer startling insights. But all these differing perspectives obscure the reality of daily life on the farm, and the truth of what happened that fateful day remains shrouded in mystery. In a starred review, Library Journal calls Kings of the Earth “a gritty but nonetheless warm-hearted and beautifully realized novel.” A full cast of talented narrators delivers a gripping performance, providing each character with a unique voice. “… Clinch explores family dynamics in this quiet storm of a novel that will stun readers with its power.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Author of the award-winning novel Finn, Jon Clinch has drawn favorable comparisons to such luminaries as William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. With Kings of the Earth, he weaves the compelling tale of a troubled family haunted by dark secrets. On their upstate New York farm, the three aging Proctor brothers—Vernon, Audie, and Creed—eke out a living. When Vernon dies in his sleep, evidence of asphyxiation quickly turns suspicion upon Audie and Creed. The brothers’ estranged sister, their protective neighbor, and others are eventually drawn into the case and offer startling insights. But all these differing perspectives obscure the reality of daily life on the farm, and the truth of what happened that fateful day remains shrouded in mystery. In a starred review, Library Journal calls Kings of the Earth “a gritty but nonetheless warm-hearted and beautifully realized novel.” A full cast of talented narrators delivers a gripping performance, providing each character with a unique voice. “… Clinch explores family dynamics in this quiet storm of a novel that will stun readers with its power.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

a full cast

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:15