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Caribbean

A Novel
Sprecher: Alexander Adams
Spieldauer: 32 Std. und 8 Min.
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In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps listeners off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.

©2015 James A. Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio

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"Michener is a master." ( Boston Herald)
"A grand epic... [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity." ( The Plain Dealer)
"Remarkable and praiseworthy... utterly engaging." ( The Washington Post Book World)

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As always Mitchener makes a world region come to life. The Caribean is an ideal object for Michener’s writing style because it offers a huge selection of completely different cultures and dramatic historic events of great historic relevance . Once again Mitchener opened my eyes to the many possible perspectives with which one can look at the same historic events, always through most sympathetic and entertaining human stories.