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Rich

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  • The Wettest County in the World, or Lawless: A Novel Based on a True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Matt Bondurant
    • Narrated By Erik Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (66)

    The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County during Prohibition and after. The brothers played a central role in a major conspiracy trial and its violent end. In 1935, Sherwood Anderson, working on a magazine story, finds himself driving along the dusty red roads trying to find the brothers and break the silence that shrouds Franklin County.

    Rich says: "Just outstanding!"
    "Just outstanding!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend The Wettest County to anyone. It will appeal to history buffs, people who like mystery and intrigue, and it has its tense, suspenseful, heart-stopping moments as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Though a semi-minor character my favorite is Howard Bondurant. The reason? It is clear he is a tortured soul, but the author never really elaborates in detail the reasons why. Interestingly, though clearly very troubled, Howard exudes a level of morality that is truly striking considering his chosen profession.


    What does Erik Steele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His cadence and delivery are very strong - it is obvious why he does what he does. What he brought to this story was a wide variety of accents and drawls common to the region and era making the listen truly authentic. Plus, in the few spots where he performs female dialogue he doesn't try to sound like a woman. I really hate it when narrators attempt this. Erik is top notch in the Wettest County.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Wettest County in the World, or Lawless and why?

    Clearly it is Forrest... Can people, like they say with cats, have 9 lives?


    Any additional comments?

    The name of this very solid novel is "The Wettest County in the World", period. Just because it has been adapted to a screen play and the forthcoming movie is called "Lawless" let's not be disrespectful and confuse the issue. Do legitimate readers of literature refer to "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" as Blade Runner? Audible... have some class.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sacrilege: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S.J. Parris
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name.

    Craig says: "Even John Lee Can't Make This Story Entertaining"
    "Can't Wait To Get More of Giordano!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved this... as I have enjoyed the whole series! Parris' novels are a bit easier to read than Eco's "The Name of the Rose", "Focualt's Pendulum", and "The Prague Cemetery", but no less impressive in their depth, scope, and imaginativeness!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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