Simon the Fiddler a novel
—Jiles, Paulette, 1943- author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2021
1 available of 1 items

In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Aherne, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again. A captivating, bittersweet tale of the chances a devoted man will take, and the lengths he will go to fulfill his heart's yearning. 2020.

Item Details
Subjects:
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
DAISY talking books.
Fiddlers -- United States -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction.
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Other Authors:
Centre for Equitable Library Access (Canada)
Gardner, Grover, narrator.
Edition:
DAISY edition.
Computer data (1 file : 161 mb).
Description:
1 computer laser optical disc (11 hours 39 minutes 41 seconds) : sound, 12cm
digital DAISY format
audio file CD audio
Notes:
Canadiana.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Read by Grover Gardner.
Audio and text.
Issued also in online resource format.
DAISY reproduction. [New York] : HarperAudio, 2020.
Reproduced from: [New York] : HarperAudio, 2020. 9780062966773
Digital to DAISY.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
Studio original.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
DC104508
Link to PAC
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