Revival

Revival

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs--including Jamie's mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family's horrific loss. In his mid-thirties--addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate--Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
A young boy, Jamie, and the new minister, Charles Jacobs share a deep bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God and mocks all religious belief. Now an adult, Jamie has demons of his own. Addicted to heroin and desperate, Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781442372764
1442372761
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,stereo
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Morse, David 1953-- Narrator

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Jan 30, 2015

I liked it - great twist at end. Yes dragged on at times however worth the read.

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