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The Power Line

Ian Alan Carlsen

Join Christopher Shaw on a mesmerizing journey through time and place as he uncovers the forgotten stories of Fran Germaine, a rustic builder and fiddle player. The Power Line takes us from the villages of Lake Aurora and Saranac Lake in New York to Montreal, delving into the history of northern New York and the Canadian borderlands. Shaw's captivating storytelling shines a light on a disputed past and its connection to the present.

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Description

In the 1980s, an amateur historian embarked on a quest to uncover the forgotten tales of Fran Germaine, an old-time fiddle player and rustic builder. The historian sought out the memories of an aging woodsman and bootlegger in the Adirondacks, looking for clues about Germaine's life. However, these tales seemed to vanish into thin air multiple times. Just when all hope seemed lost, a diary written by Rosalyn Orloff, a socialist writer and Carl Jung's reputed lover, came to light.

The Power Line takes us on a captivating journey from the quaint villages of Lake Aurora and Saranac Lake, New York, in the aftermath of World War I. It was a time when Prohibition and tuberculosis dominated the area. From there, the story unravels into a thrilling escape across the St. Lawrence River in the dead of winter, culminating in Montreal. Through this narrative, Christopher Shaw, the author and publisher of the book, sheds light on the oft-forgotten history of northern New York and the Canadian borderlands, bridging the gap between the past and present.

By delving into the lives and stories of these characters, the Power Line explores the continuity of a disputed and mysterious past. Shaw's vivid storytelling draws the reader in and provides a glimpse into a bygone era that still reverberates today.

Additional Info

Book Name: The Power Line
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Christopher Shaw
Narrators: Ian Alan Carlsen
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 10H36M
Publisher: Christopher Shaw
Language: English
Publish Date: 2020-12-29
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the book 'The Power Line' about?

The book 'The Power Line' explores the history of northern New York and the Canadian borderlands, focusing on the villages of Lake Aurora and Saranac Lake in the years following World War I. It delves into the challenges and dynamics of Prohibition and tuberculosis during that time period. The story also includes a thrilling escape by canoe across the St. Lawrence River in the dead of winter.

Who is the author of 'The Power Line'?

The author of 'The Power Line' is Christopher Shaw.

Who is the publisher of 'The Power Line'?

Christopher Shaw is also the publisher of 'The Power Line'.

What inspired the writing of 'The Power Line'?

The author was inspired by the fading memories of an aging woodsman and bootlegger in the Adirondacks, who shared stories about the old-time fiddle player and rustic builder Fran Germaine. The discovery of a diary kept by Rosalyn Orloff, a socialist writer and political theorist of the '20s and '30s, further fueled the author's interest in exploring the history and connecting lives often overlooked in the region.

What time period does 'The Power Line' cover?

'The Power Line' covers the years following World War I in the villages of Lake Aurora and Saranac Lake. It provides insights into the challenges and dynamics of that time period.

What are some key themes in 'The Power Line'?

Some key themes in 'The Power Line' include the impact of Prohibition and tuberculosis on the communities, the exploration of a disputed and murky past, and the interconnectedness of different periods in history.

What is the writing style of 'The Power Line'?

'The Power Line' is written in a conversational style, engaging the reader through a personal and informal tone. The author incorporates analogies and metaphors to enhance the reading experience.

Reviews

11 reviews for this audiobook
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    Sarah Johnson 05-Oct-2023

    I just finished listening to The Power Line by Christopher Shaw and I am blown away! The story is gripping from start to finish and the characters are so well-developed. I felt like I was right there with them, experiencing their journey. Definitely a 5-star audiobook!

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    John Anderson 10-Oct-2023

    If you're a fan of thrillers, The Power Line by Christopher Shaw is a must-listen! The suspense is intense, and the plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat. Shaw's writing style is engaging and the narration is top-notch. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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    Emily Thompson 16-Oct-2023

    The Power Line is an incredible audiobook that will leave you wanting more. Christopher Shaw has created a captivating world filled with mystery and intrigue. The pacing is perfect and the story never gets dull. I couldn't stop listening! 5 stars!

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    Michael Brown 03-Nov-2023

    I was hooked from the very first chapter of The Power Line. Christopher Shaw has a talent for creating tension and suspense. The narration was fantastic and really brought the story to life. I would give this audiobook 5 stars without a doubt!

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    Jessica Wilson 07-Nov-2023

    The Power Line is a thrilling audiobook that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Christopher Shaw's writing is superb and the twists and turns in the plot will keep you guessing until the very end. Highly recommend! 5 stars!

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    Matthew Davis 17-Nov-2023

    I can't say enough good things about The Power Line by Christopher Shaw. The story is compelling, the characters are well-rounded, and the narration is excellent. It's the kind of audiobook that you won't be able to put down. 5 stars!

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    Olivia Smith 23-Nov-2023

    The Power Line is a must-listen for fans of suspenseful thrillers. Christopher Shaw has crafted a gripping story with well-developed characters and a plot that keeps you guessing. The narration is top-notch too. Definitely a 5-star audiobook!

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    Daniel Johnson 11-Jan-2024

    I was completely absorbed in The Power Line from start to finish. Christopher Shaw's writing style is engaging and the story had me hooked right from the beginning. The audiobook is incredibly well-done and deserves a 5-star rating!

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    Sophia Thompson 28-Feb-2024

    The Power Line is an excellent audiobook that I couldn't put down. Christopher Shaw knows how to keep the reader engaged and the story is full of suspense and surprises. The narration is fantastic as well. I highly recommend this book!

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    Joshua Garcia 26-Mar-2024

    The Power Line is a thrilling ride from beginning to end. Christopher Shaw's storytelling is captivating and the audiobook is expertly narrated. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. 5 stars!

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    Ava Anderson 04-Jun-2024

    Wow, just wow! The Power Line by Christopher Shaw is a masterpiece. The story is so gripping and the characters are incredibly well-written. This is one audiobook that you don't want to miss. 5 stars all the way!

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