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.
You know when that question is ask. you set and think, then you try to think of what words would work and mostly you can't not for a book like this so I have to say I don't know what three words would works not without using more then three. Not happen.
mmm that a really good questions I have to say when the deputy pull over the new chief will the fourth one and they fine out later the he was the new chief and he was a man of brown skin I really don't like the word BLACK.
I really like hearing him he knows how to make a book sound good and keep your interest in the book.
I movie to the South as a child from the north you don't know the culture change.
Now that I've said that this book should not be change or anything take out if it made into a movie.
This is a deeply engrossing story that spans the early 20th century ending shortly before JFK's assassination. It follows the tenures of three Police Chiefs in rural Georgia searching for a serial killer. Il loved
every minute of the book. It was hard to quit listening. I highly recommend it.
The story of Chiefs is very interesting and entertaining. However this is the single worst recording I have ever purchased from audible. The editing is so bad that every time the narrator smacks his lips, licks his lips, gulps, or takes a drink of water it plays very loudly through my headphones. I would cringe every time it happened – and it happened often. Despite the fascinating plot, the production is so terrible that it took me a long, long time to get through it. I kept cringing every time he smacked his lips.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
The book starts slow in a small southern town and there are times when I wonder how/if this book will get to the point. At first, I continued because of the reviews but as the story developed, I kept finding ways to listen to it.
The author builds the characters in such a manner that their meaning and usefulness is seen later in the book.
I grew up and lived in the north all my life but have traveled many times to the south and Woods paints a picture that many told me existed but I only experienced through the words of older people during the 60's. The racial tension along with the life of living in a small town are painted in such a manner that I felt as if I were living it with some of the main characters. There were times when I listened that my heart hurt since we have many friends of different races.
Throughout the book many instances of poetic justice take place along with a few laughable moments.
The narrator did a good job of telling the story almost in the manner of a grandfather telling the story to his grandchildren and their friends over a course of many visits.
I recommend the book especially if you want something different than what is common in 2014-2015.
I can understand why Woods won many awards with it and at first didn't understand/like the ending but then I noticed this is the first in a series.
I recommend the book if interested in a good detective novel wrapped in history.