Bell Hammers is an eye-opening, fast-paced historical fiction Audible. It should be defined as Wilson Remus’s (Remmy) story as told by his grandson. The Remus family lives in Southern Illinois. Oil is the backbone of the local economy.
Bell Hammers is packed with the reality of growing up in Southern Illinois going back to Pearl Harbor Day. Remmy was a six-year-old in a one-room schoolhouse with 11 students total on that day. Growing up through Remmy is eye-opening and entertaining. I had no idea everything that happened in that part of Illinois. Big oil companies were taking advantage of the people and the environment. Remmy’s pranks are a part of this story. The reason behind these pranks is the meat of the story. I looked up many things I read about and will look for more books expanding on what I’ve learned in Bell Hammers. Thingd that did happen were funny, sad, or disturbing. Through everything, Remmy and his wife, Beth, continue their lives. Remmy is a tenacious, bright, and resourceful person, which is what makes this audible so good. His grandson, Lancelot Schaubert, is the writer and narrator. Mr. Schaubert is a talented narrator. I loved listening as he made each character come alive. Being a fan of historical fiction, the author offered me a copy of this Audible. I want the thank author because I loved this story. Schaubert took his interviews with his grandfather and turned them into an addictive Audible I couldn’t wait to listen to. I am floored by some of the actual events that took place.
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