Atmospheric, timeless and beautifully written.The story flows and grows so well you dont even notice the depth of the story until it unravells.
gripping, compelling, realistic
the plot twists were unexpected even for a frequent flyer like me, but actually more believable than many stories. i listen to a lot of books but i don't write many reviews. woods is one of my favorite authors and this book is GREAT. even better is the narration. i loved listening to this one. i may listen to this again just to hear it read.
its weird. when Hammer introduces a book i don't think i will like his reading but once he starts he is soooo good with accents, gender changes, and appropriate inflection that i think he is in the top 3 or 4 readers.
yes but my bladder is not big enough for that.
get this one.
I haven't been able to listen to this. The reader sounds slobbery and it detracts from the whole. I've tried 3 times and just couldn't enjoy it.
I have read several books by Stuart Woods and like his products.
No, thank you.
Stuart Woods is a very readable author.
Wish I could find another version read by a different reader.
I have read and listened to Mr. Woods Stone B. books, which I enjoy. But truthfully, I liked this book even better. It caught me off guard and sucked me into the story. I found myself sitting in my car listening to one more chapter. I liked it so much I went out and bought the next book. Good job, I obviously recomend to readers and listeners.
Optometrist who likes to read and knit. Preferably at the same time, audiobooks makes it easier.
I loved this book from the start! I can't really understand the complaints others have had with the narration, I though Mark Hammer set just the right pace for the story, and not once did I think of it as slow. The characters are alive from the start, you feel like you know them and want them to do well.
The murders in this book is not that much of a mystery, at least not for long, but it forms the thread throughout and finally binds it all toghether, leaving you knowing that almost any book you start next is gonna be a bit of a disappointment in comparison..
This is not so much a mystery as a multi-generational story. It's about the change that happened in the South from a cotton based segregated economy to an integrated industrial based one, and the social changes that took place along with that change. (Of course, I'm an accountant, so I see most things from an economic point of view.)
I liked that the author is not graphic with the violence. I like murder mysteries, but I don't want to hear about the details of blood flying all over, or the mental anguish of a victim.
I am a northerner, but I thought the reader did a good job of the slow drawn out speech of the South.
Say something about yourself!
Saw the movie back in the 1980's, always remembered it. This is an excellent novel, of a small town beginninning in the 1920's, needs and hires a police chief, finds mysterious deaths occurring of teenage boys. The book follows the town for decades, through several chiefs, the deaths always lurking in the under currents. Quite a good listen; I plan to listen to it again. The narrator did great.
The story is keeping me going on this since it is fascinating, but I may have to purchase it and read it instead. I am on the 2nd part but the narrator is driving me nuts. Slurring words so badly that I almost wondered if the narrator was inebriated, but am assuming it is just due to age. With such high ratings, I am surprised that it hasn't bothered others. If you are sensitive to voices and enunciation in reading, I think this will be an issue for you too, so listen to the sample and be forewarned.
Toni in TN
I've never read a book by this author before, and this is where the "Reviews" come in handy.. AND why I try to return the favor and review the books I've read.. I haven't been steered wrong before and I certainly wasn't this time.. I loved the book and the narration.. Not so much a deep mystery but the generations and means of solving the crime was the good part.. Very good book and if you love long books, like I do, you won't be disappointed with the time you put in..