The Disagreement by Nick Taylor audiobook

The Disagreement: A Novel

By Nick Taylor
Read by William Dufris

Tantor Audio 9781416550662

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200135370

  • ISBN: 9798200135363

  • ISBN: 9798200135387

Runtime: 10.74 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It is April 17, 1861—the day Virginia secedes from the Union and the sixteenth birthday of John Alan Muro. As the Commonwealth erupts in celebration, young Muro sees his dream of attending medical school in Philadelphia shattered by the sudden reality of war. Muro's father, believing that the Disagreement will pass, sends his son instead to Charlottesville. Jefferson's forty-year-old University of Virginia has become a haven of rogues and dilettantes, among them Muro's roommate, Braxton Baucom III, a planter's son who attempts to strike a resemblance to General "Stonewall" Jackson. Though the pair toasts lightheartedly "To our studies!" with a local corn whiskey known as "The Bumbler," the war effort soon exerts a sobering influence. Medical students like Muro are pressed into service at the Charlottesville General Hospital, where the inexperienced Dr. Muro saves the life of a Northern lieutenant, earning the scorn of his peers. As the war progresses, Muro takes up yet another cause—winning the affections of the beguiling Miss Lorrie Wigfall. Here, too, Muro faces a cunning adversary. Just as the fighting is closing in, Muro is forced to make a choice that will shape the rest of his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dufris narrates with a brisk Southern accent that sounds as natural as the story is earnest. The result is endlessly entertaining. AudioFile
“In this dazzling debut novel, a young Virginia medical student must choose between family and ambition in the crucible of the American Civil War…Seductive, authentic, and unforgettable, The Disagreement is an instant classic.” Ian Caldwell, author of The Rule of Four

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Author

Author Bio: Nick Taylor

Author Bio: Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Virginia. His debut novel, The Disagreement , won the 2009 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. Taylor is currently an associate professor of English at San Jose State University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English