This is an intriguing tale of a small Ga town. It is an accurate presentation of small town racial issues and political maneuvering. Plus it introduces Will Lee my new favorite character
Most books that are three parts long I find too slow and wish I'd read them abridged or not at all, but not this one. When I arrive at my destination, I want to stay in the car and keep listening. Life may be too short to relisten to books, but I might want ti relisten to this one.
I kept wanting to listen to more to see how it would turn out when I should have been getting out of my car and keeping an appointment or cooking dinner,
His depiction of the various characters is exquisite
It made me cringe and brought back memories of Civil Rights Marches and arrogant mistreatment of blacks.
Most books that are three parts long I find too slow and wish I'd read them abridged or not at all, but not this one. When I arrive at my destination, I want to stay in the car and keep listening.. For me that occurs only 2 or 3 % of the time with audiobooks. I recommend it highly, It inter weaves our country's recent history with interesting fictional characters.. The narrator is very skillful at depicting varied group of characters and expressing their emotion. I highly recommend this book even though I have almost two hours left. I will be sad when it's over.
Good story showing the hideousness of racism but The South is/was not monolithic. Good Sheriff, Bad Sheriff who discovered the secret, and Good Sheriff stories tied together effectively. Ending was subtle and excellent.
Grabs you and won't let go. There's real evil in this little town, and it isn't just the Klan. The author and the narrator are each at the very top of their craft.
Not sure if I would.
The performance was done well and I really do not have a dislike.
The story was well done, but it was all too real and made me very uncomfortable.
Among the top. I loved the entire series.
I wanted to see how it all turned out and how everyone fit together in the end
I'm not sure as it's been a while since I listened to it. I do however keep envisioning the family home through the years
The past never leaves, it just becomes the future
I would recommend it. Nice plot with a great setting. Very enjoyable.
Watts...the racial tension was always in the background...and something he had to deal with as a given regardless of his position as Chief or what he was trying to investigate.
Good pace for this story. I've heard him before...always a good read.
Yes, good story and narrator Mr Hammer is the best
setting and different characters
yes, I walk and listen, so walked over eight miles to finish this book
Yes, so cleverly narrated by Mark Hammer. He takes on so many parts it's amazing he doesn't forget which voice goes with which character. He has a great voice, perfect for this book. Very believable.
I would have loved to but couldn't. I will be taking it on vaction with me and will do just that lying on my sunbed. Definitely worth another listen or three.
You won't regret it. I saw this TV adaptation so many years ago... it was a series. And it was so gripping and interesting then. The book version may welll be even better, thanks to Mark Hammer.
I was not familiar with this author but I am glad I took a chance on "Chiefs". If you grew up in a small town especially a small Southern town you will identify with these characters. As a kid we had a 'Chief' whose nickname was 'Fats' and he was. This book covers the time in office of three men both good and bad and the town fathers of Delano GA who helped put them there. The narration was excellent. Mr Hammer putting voice to each person was smooth gliding from one to another. I enjoyed this book and these characters so much I went on to read "Grass Roots" by the same author.