No, but I will watch for more audiobooks that pair Hart and Sowers. I have listened to others and have read everything by John Hart.
I loved the touching loyalty between the two brothers and the extremes to which the characters took this relationship.
Scott Sowers has an amazing range of voices that brings the characters to life. Very few male readers can do a convincing female voice. Too many readers adopt this kind of breathless limp voice that is supposed to serve all females. Not Sowers....he makes you forget that a male is reading the passages.
I was so moved by the cruel and heartless treatment the young boys endured at Iron House. I'm sure that it reflects a reality about which I am not aware. How they survived all of that is well portrayed in the book. Hart is a master of both suspense and incredible sensitivity.
There were times when I had to turn down the sound and get past the scenes of torture. If I were reading an actual book, I probably would have skimmed and skipped through them. This was Hart's most incredibly raw and violent work to date....and others haven't exactly been tame. But the writing is just so good!!!
I passed on this book several times because of other listeners disapointing reviews. Huge mistake...I loved this book as much as his previous books. I'm glad I finally bought it!
For some reason I found this slow moving and boring. It just seemed heavy going with nohting but bad luck going for the protagonist - I gave up after 1/3 way through part one. Seemed like he wasn't getting a break. Lots of gangster stuff and skeletons in the childhood closet. Others may like it - it wasn't me.
I drive distances to work and Audible is my favorite site for books and I've listened to many books over the past 15 years. This book kept my full attention and it's beautiful that I have my android phone with the new app.....I love it too. I almost wished I had to drive further each day to listen to more of this story, I hated to stop but got excited when I would walk back to my car to leave work and think, "Yippee, I get to listen to more of Iron House." This story had everything, drama, mystery, love story, family strength, and told in a very fine way. The reader, Scott Sowers, was terrific.
I'll get more of John Hart stories in the future.
Iron House was a really good read; however, the author has a little more research to do about Ford vs Pontiac.Several times, he mentions a "1965 Ford GTO". Pontiac - not Ford - had the GTO. Ford has had a Mustang GT, but I'm unsure whether this was available in '65.
This is a misrepresentation of fact that should have been caught by the editor.
Mom who reads
Great story, but had language and a very dark story line. I'd still recommend it however. Just don't listen when kids are in the car. :)
I listen to books when I am at the gym.This book was great entertainment, a wonderful escape at the end of a day, and made me want to go to the gym so I could listen to it.
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I like fiction that I suppose could actually happen given a certain set of cirmcumstances. This isn't it. This story is just too outrageous to believe under any circumstance. The protagonist suffers absolutely no consequences for his actions, (as neither do his cohorts) and lots of money solves every problem in the end. I am surprised it won so many rave reviews. The narrator read well as "Michael," but if he is going to do accents, he needs to practice more. I thought the character "Elena" was certainly from Russia or a Slavic country. Spain? Really? His southern accent was....passable. I wouldn't recommend using a credit on this book if you enjoy credible fiction.
Not a great story, not very well written, and what can you do when you have poor material, but read it poorly... barely got through the first 3 hours and gave up...