Listening for the Crack of Dawn Audiobook

Listening for the Crack of Dawn, by Donald Davis
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narrator: Donald Davis Publisher: August House Format: Abridged Audiobook Release Date: Audio Length:
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Donald Davis was born into a southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. He grew up listening to his father and his Uncle Frank tell stories of their boyhood, all the while taking in the details of his own childhood experience.

These stories of growing up in Appalachia in the 1950s are funny and true, nostalgic and bittersweet. The characters are memorable: Miss Martha Anne Butler, the last surviving member of a failed Southern family, whose grocery deliveries always included two pints of gin; the Reverend N.N. Upchurch, old Preacher No-No, whose nickname pretty well summed up his opinion on most subjects; and Aunt Laura, who knew to listen for the crack of dawn.

Our narrator faces the trials of growing up with humor, hope, and (usually) good grace. He saves Blue Horse Notebook Paper coupons to buy the world's heaviest coaster bike, engages in games of Daring Miss Butler, taunts the shadowy Terrell Tubbs with his buddies, and uses the resources of his electronics class to invent a keyless ignition for Red McElroy's Ford pickup. The sweet and painful memories are all here, told in a storyteller's voice. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Born in Waynesville, North Carolina Donald Davis is one of the most favored Great Speakers authors among our customers. Featuring a selection of popular titles like Grandma's Lap Stories, Mama Learns to Drive: Stories That Celebrate Mothers and Dr. York, Miss Winnie, and the Typhoid Shot, read by well-known narrator Donald Davis, Donald Davis has a total of 24 audiobooks in our catalog. While Party People was added to our database in 2000, making it his oldest title available on our website, It's All About Cats is the most recent addition to our selection of great listens from Davis. All 24 audiobooks from Davis make up over 2 hours of timeless Great Speakers stories for customers to enjoy, including Grandma's Lap Stories, It's All About Cats and Party People. To find the book that best suits you, please visit his author page: Donald Davis.