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.
This may be my new favorite book. The slow and relaxed delivery is deceiving. In fact, the book is packed interesting characters and some startling surprises that literally had my mouth agape more than once as I drove down the road.
I was immediately interested in each character in the story, and when the book ended I longed to know the future of all of them, like they were old friends I needed to catch up on. Excellent listen. Sorry it is over.
Had seen the tv miniseies back in the '80's but had forgotten much of the story. Filled with love 'em or hate 'em characters, the tale kept me listening and left me wanting more, despite the nice wrap- up.
I loved the story but couldn't handle all of the mouth noises coming from reader. Can't they block those out??? Lip smacking, nasal whistle - drives me nuts.
I really enjoyed this book. It held my attention right from the first to the end. The narrator was excellent and brought the story to life.
My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
I LOVED this book! Hated to see it end. Narrator was excellent also. Great story though difficult to take at times because of the injustices.
Amy Life long avid reader, especially of poetry, literary and popular fiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and some non-fiction.
I have not read the print version so I can't compare, but Mark Hammer is an excellent narrator. The dialogue, the descriptions of small town Georgia, the depth of racism in the 1920s and the upheaval of integration moving into the 1960s were vividly portrayed through the audio version.
The plot kept my interest and there were many moments where it kept me on the edge of my seat, mostly because it was told in stages. This is about three police chiefs in a small town in Georgia who gain information about missing boys who have traveled through the area.. Beginning in the 1920s and continuing into the 1960s, each of these chiefs gains information about a predator, but his capture is a long time coming. This momentum toward resolution drives the story.
The climax of the story towards which this novel had been building.
The victimization of the young boys.
This book is #1 in the Will Lee series and I liked it a lot. I chose to read it after seeing several positive Audible reviews. If I had not read those reviews, I probably would not have chosen this book, because I am not a fan of Stuart Woods "Stone Barrington" series.