Having grown up in Alabama, I could clearly see the realism in this book. The characters are extremely well-drawn and portrayed. I found that I would take the longer, slower ride to work and back just to make sure I got enough listening in on my drive. Excellent book, wonderful reader, intriguing story that grabs you and doesn't let go. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this book.
cook, lawyer, knitter, mom, grandmom
Multifaceted tale; murder mystery on one hand, a history of the South in another way and a history of many small towns all over the United States in another way.
Couldn't stop listening! Looking forward to more Stuart Woods!
This may have been the best listen I've had on audible. I've been a member for many years and it's right up there for sure.
I wasn't sure this would be a book that I'd be interested in as I don't care for a lot of military / police books but this book transcends any category you try to put it into. It has virtually everything we read stories for and even though it was amazingly long, I was sad to have it end.
While the narration was fairly good, it was not overly animated which seemed to suit the story as well. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes thrillers, mysteries and in general a great story.
Bought this as the 3rd book in a 3 for 2 credits deal.
Wow. It's the best story I've listened to in many a year.
Great narrator, once I became used to his occasional breathlessness (age??) I actually found it worked to accentuate the telling!
Highly recommend a listen as it's a great plot and resolution!
I love to read and I love to listen to good books! Because I can listen while I walk, its great for both my health and the health of my dog Rubi.
Have not read the print version but the audio was so powerful! It shocked, surprised and amazed me. Absolutely a keeper.
I would compare it to Roots in that it stretches over generations and has the same ability to shock with the way people were treated. It reminds me of The Help in that we find that some people rose above that awful attitude to see others as they were not just at their colour.
That fabulous accent!! and I think the slow pace, while initially a bit hard to get used to, actually suited the book perfectly. He was brilliant.
I grew up in a small southern town in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Woods accurately portrayed the times and the struggles of change with the tension of a mystery. The narrator captured the cadence of Southern speech wonderfully. I was transported to my childhood. Highly recommend it.
It was just flat.
It was a very boring book. Waste of my time.