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The Devil's Dream

Lee Smith

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story. Preacher's son Moses Bailey believed that the fiddle was the voice of the Devil and denied his wife the pleasure of the music she dearly loved. She fiddled for her three children behind her husband's back. Thus begins a magnificent 150-year saga of a musical Southern family featuring barn dances, medicine shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the evolution of country music from hymns to rockabilly. Generations of authentic, down-home mountain people spring to life, colorful dialects and all, through the magic of several extraordinary narrators. Each chapter, a story in itself, will move listeners with its passion, emotion, warmth, and intimacy.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story. Preacher's son Moses Bailey believed that the fiddle was the voice of the Devil and denied his wife the pleasure of the music she dearly loved. She fiddled for her three children behind her husband's back. Thus begins a magnificent 150-year saga of a musical Southern family featuring barn dances, medicine shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the evolution of country music from hymns to rockabilly. Generations of authentic, down-home mountain people spring to life, colorful dialects and all, through the magic of several extraordinary narrators. Each chapter, a story in itself, will move listeners with its passion, emotion, warmth, and intimacy.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story. Preacher's son Moses Bailey believed that the fiddle was the voice of the Devil and denied his wife the pleasure of the music she dearly loved. She fiddled for her three children behind her husband's back. Thus begins a magnificent 150-year saga of a musical Southern family featuring barn dances, medicine shows, the Grand Ole Opry, and the evolution of country music from hymns to rockabilly. Generations of authentic, down-home mountain people spring to life, colorful dialects and all, through the magic of several extraordinary narrators. Each chapter, a story in itself, will move listeners with its passion, emotion, warmth, and intimacy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Linda Stephens, Tom Stechschulte, Sally Darling, Mark Hammer, Alyssa Bresnahan, Christina Moore, Ruth Ann Phimister, C. J. Critt

Length:

12h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

57:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:45