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The Son

Philipp Meyer

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Soon to be a TV Series on AMC starring Pierce Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer. The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood, and power that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century. Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive. Despite their torture and cruelty, Eli--against all odds-adapts to life with the Comanche, learning their ways, their language, taking on a new name, finding a place as the adopted son of the chief of the band, and fighting their wars against not only other Indians, but white men, too-complicating his sense of loyalty, his promised vengeance, and his very understanding of self. But when disease, starvation, and westward expansion finally decimate the Comanche, Eli is left alone in a world in which he belongs nowhere, neither white nor Indian, civilized or fully wild. Deftly interweaving Eli's story with those of his son, Peter, and his great-granddaughter, JA, The Son deftly explores the legacy of Eli's ruthlessness, his drive to power, and his life-long status as an outsider, even as the McCullough family rises to become one of the richest in Texas, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, The Son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon-an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Clifton Collins, Jr., Scott Shepherd

Length:

17h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:15:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

31:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:57