This is a very good listen.
The narrator keep a great pace and the story moved.
It was too long to listen to in one sitting but easy to pick up where left off.
I bought this book on the strength of reviews and wasn't disappointed. An historical saga, set in the fictional town of Delano Georgia, that spans 50 years and the office of three police chiefs. Racial tension and hatred are part of the everyday life of the residents of Delano, and throw into the mix the underlying threat of a serial killer.
The narrator was excellent except for his attempt at an Irish accent.
I was hooked very early in the book and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Waiting for the killer to be caught.
All the Chiefs were my favorite because the all had different personalities but they always guessed the killer.
Having the story read to you lets you visualize the characters like you were watching a movie.
No. It took several days to complete. I tried to listening while at work but couldn't cut if off sometimes.
I didn't care for the political stuff but the bringing all of the other story lines together was great. I was on edge waiting on the killer to be caught and confess his crimes.
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The narrator needed to talk a little faster. A 17 hours performance that could probably have been done in half that time.
None that I could see.
I made myself listen to 7 hours, a little bit each day, hoping it would get better. I gave up just past what the narrator said was Book 2. No way was I going to devote another 10 hours of my life to this. The story was very slow getting to a point, and the narrator was even slower. Usually, if I dislike a book, it's because of certain issues within the book. Maybe too much explicit sex, constant bad language, a narrator's voice that I just don't like. Usually, there will be some redeeming qualities. Not with this one. I highly recommend you save your money.
This is a long story! Be prepared to span decades of a town's existence, with a few common elements wove throughout. The narrator masterfully performs each voice, black and white, male and female. Honestly, this is first male narrator on Audible that did a female voice without sounding like a tranny. Probably even more importantly, I gained a better perspective of the Deep South and Jim Crow.
Mr.Woods , I so enjoyed this book .I have read all your Stone Barrington novels but this one was my favorite.Hated to have it end.
Some of the important characters were not developed well enough, but I thought the main characters and their motives were well explained.
The ending was sudden but satisfying.
This was an exceptionally good book in total and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The narration was excellent, the story line believable, the plot depth exceeded my expectations and kept me in my car several times. Great listen!