Yes, good story and narrator Mr Hammer is the best
setting and different characters
yes, I walk and listen, so walked over eight miles to finish this book
Yes, so cleverly narrated by Mark Hammer. He takes on so many parts it's amazing he doesn't forget which voice goes with which character. He has a great voice, perfect for this book. Very believable.
I would have loved to but couldn't. I will be taking it on vaction with me and will do just that lying on my sunbed. Definitely worth another listen or three.
You won't regret it. I saw this TV adaptation so many years ago... it was a series. And it was so gripping and interesting then. The book version may welll be even better, thanks to Mark Hammer.
I was not familiar with this author but I am glad I took a chance on "Chiefs". If you grew up in a small town especially a small Southern town you will identify with these characters. As a kid we had a 'Chief' whose nickname was 'Fats' and he was. This book covers the time in office of three men both good and bad and the town fathers of Delano GA who helped put them there. The narration was excellent. Mr Hammer putting voice to each person was smooth gliding from one to another. I enjoyed this book and these characters so much I went on to read "Grass Roots" by the same author.
Growing up there we a few movies or shows that I would watch over and over. This was one of them. After listening to the book, I can say that I really enjoyed it as much as watching it.
The narrator is so good he brings every character to life. His accents and inflections put you right into the story. Parts of the story are slow, but he is so gifted that you are completely entertained despite the slowdowns.. It has to be better than the print version because of this. I have never heard a better narrator than Mark Hammer.
THe last third of the book tied it all together wonderfully - and had just enough suspense to keep me listening in the garage, after the ride home. Every subplot meshes in the end.
The ending of course! You know it is all coming together after many twists and many years,
I wish they would make a movie of this book - it would be a winner. Tag line???
Small town intrigue through three generations of Police Chiefs in the old South
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..