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Homer Hickam

With his past series of books set in Coalwood, West Virginia, New York Times best-selling author Homer Hickam won the praise of critics around the world and the devotion of legions of fans. Now, he returns to his beloved coalfields, not as they were fifty years ago, but today. In this hauntingly beautiful and romantic novel, he brings alive the little Appalachian town of Highcoal and a people dedicated to mining coal according to the old ways while struggling with modern problems - illegal drugs, environmental destruction, and a world economy that threatens their very existence. Song Hawkins is a beautiful, tough, but lonely New York City businesswoman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. But soon after they impulsively marry during a romantic holiday, Song realizes they're in big trouble. She can't imagine life outside of New York, and Cable has no intention of leaving Highcoal. Song's visit to the little mining community to meet its quirky citizens only makes things worse and it looks like the marriage is over. But in a shocking turn of events, Song realizes it's up to her to put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and descend into the deep darkness to make a life-changing sacrifice for both Cable and the entire town.

With his past series of books set in Coalwood, West Virginia, New York Times best-selling author Homer Hickam won the praise of critics around the world and the devotion of legions of fans. Now, he returns to his beloved coalfields, not as they were fifty years ago, but today. In this hauntingly beautiful and romantic novel, he brings alive the little Appalachian town of Highcoal and a people dedicated to mining coal according to the old ways while struggling with modern problems - illegal drugs, environmental destruction, and a world economy that threatens their very existence. Song Hawkins is a beautiful, tough, but lonely New York City businesswoman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. But soon after they impulsively marry during a romantic holiday, Song realizes they're in big trouble. She can't imagine life outside of New York, and Cable has no intention of leaving Highcoal. Song's visit to the little mining community to meet its quirky citizens only makes things worse and it looks like the marriage is over. But in a shocking turn of events, Song realizes it's up to her to put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and descend into the deep darkness to make a life-changing sacrifice for both Cable and the entire town.
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With his past series of books set in Coalwood, West Virginia, New York Times best-selling author Homer Hickam won the praise of critics around the world and the devotion of legions of fans. Now, he returns to his beloved coalfields, not as they were fifty years ago, but today. In this hauntingly beautiful and romantic novel, he brings alive the little Appalachian town of Highcoal and a people dedicated to mining coal according to the old ways while struggling with modern problems - illegal drugs, environmental destruction, and a world economy that threatens their very existence. Song Hawkins is a beautiful, tough, but lonely New York City businesswoman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. But soon after they impulsively marry during a romantic holiday, Song realizes they're in big trouble. She can't imagine life outside of New York, and Cable has no intention of leaving Highcoal. Song's visit to the little mining community to meet its quirky citizens only makes things worse and it looks like the marriage is over. But in a shocking turn of events, Song realizes it's up to her to put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and descend into the deep darkness to make a life-changing sacrifice for both Cable and the entire town.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

12h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:10


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:06


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

24:09


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:14


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

16:01


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

14:16


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

24:45


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

14:57


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

14:35


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

04:43


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

14:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

26:06


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

26:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

28:30


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

19:20


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

30:18


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

21:01


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

09:32


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

25:50


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

23:31


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

06:04


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

16:30


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

18:42


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:34


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

08:40


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

05:21


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

13:02


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

35:20


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

25:42


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

14:56


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

10:49


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

07:07


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

23:36


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

10:07


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

15:37


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

14:06


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

21:44


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

08:06


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

00:41