In the Heart of the Canyon (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
In the Heart of the Canyon - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Elisabeth Hyde, Mark Deakins (Narrator) From the author of The Abortionist's Daughter, a gripping new novel about a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon that changes the lives of everyone on board. — Peter, twenty-seven and unemployed, embarks on this journey to avoid his family & find a quick hookup, while Evelyn, a fifty-year-old Harvard biology professor, comes ... more »in search of a more visceral life. Ruth and Lloyd, veteran white-water rafters in their seventies, know they will never make this trip again. Jill, a stay-at-home mother from Salt Lake City with her husband and two boys in tow, craves the luxury of relinquishing control and following someone else's rules. Mitchell, an overeager history buff, and his wife, Lena, are re-creating a historic river journey undertaken years before. Woefully overweight seventeen-year-old Amy Van Doren and her mother set off on this journey expecting little, especially from each other; together they will face the most daunting journey of all, one that has nothing to do with whitewater rapids.
And guiding them all is JT Maroney, who, in his 124 previous trips down the Colorado, thinks he has seen everything. Until now. On their first night, a stray dog wanders into their campsite, upsetting the tentative equilibrium of this makeshift family. Over the next thirteen days, as various decisions are second-guessed and sometimes regretted, both passengers and guides find that sometimes the most daunting adventures on a Colorado River trip have nothing to do with white-water rapids, and everything to do with reconfiguring the rocky canyons of the heart.
In the Heart of the Canyon brings Elisabeth Hyde's gifts for character and drama to a strikingly beautiful but persistently hostile landscape, where stifling heat and the volatility of the river combine to create treacherous physical and emotional challenges for all. Stunningly set and expertly paced, it is a literary adventure novel from a master of suspense.
Unabridged - 8 CDs - 9.5 hours - read by Mark Deakins« less