The Risen

The Risen

Author Ron Rash Duration: 10:44:34 Narrator Richard Ferrone Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer—and one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town until the fall, Ligeia will not only bewitch the two brothers, but lure them into a struggle that reveals the hidden differences in their natures.

Drawn in by her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude, Eugene falls deeper under her spell. Ligeia introduces him to the thrills and pleasures of the counterculture movement, then in its headiest moment. But just as the movement’s youthful optimism turns dark elsewhere in the country that summer, so does Eugene and Ligeia’s brief romance. Eugene moves farther and farther away from his brother, the cautious and dutiful Bill, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.

Decades later, their relationship is still turbulent, and the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, a paragon of the community, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic.

When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper he delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. But can Eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation . . . or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves?

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Chapters

  • 001 The Risen

    Duration: 49s

  • 002 Preface

    Duration: 01min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 08min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 29min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 09min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 12min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 18min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 23min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 14min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 17min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 11min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 21min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 18min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 15min

  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duration: 20min

  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duration: 13min

  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duration: 15min

  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duration: 17min

  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duration: 23min

  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duration: 11min

  • 021 Chapter 19

    Duration: 12min

  • 022 Chapter 20

    Duration: 03min

  • 023 Credits

    Duration: 42s

  • sample

    Duration: 01min

  • 001 The Risen

    Duration: 49s

  • 002 Preface

    Duration: 01min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 08min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 29min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 09min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 12min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 18min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 23min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 14min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 17min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 11min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 21min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 18min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 15min

  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duration: 20min

  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duration: 13min

  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duration: 15min

  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duration: 17min

  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duration: 23min

  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duration: 11min

  • 021 Chapter 19

    Duration: 12min

  • 022 Chapter 20

    Duration: 03min

  • 023 Credits

    Duration: 42s

  • sample

    Duration: 01min