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City of Saints | [Andrew Hunt]

City of Saints

To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints” - its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving. When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson - a twenty-something husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start - finds himself thrust into the role of detective.
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To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints” - its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving.

When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson - a twenty-something husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start - finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed, vice-ridden former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue Pfalzgraf’s murderer - or murderers. Their search takes them into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and murder. Throw in a cowardly sheriff seeking reelection, a prominent local physician with a host of skeletons in his closet, and swirling rumors of an affair between the murder victim and an elusive Hollywood star, and you’ve got City of Saints, a mystery based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later.

©2012 Andrew Hunt. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 11-20-12
    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Not my usual cup of tea - but maybe it should be"

    I'm not sure why I bought this book, but I'm certainly glad I did. The story is interesting, the performance outstanding and the main character fascinating. It's the coming of age of the youngest son of deceased policeman in 1930 Salt Lake City, a very real and recognizable ordinary guy with fears and foibles. Such a welcome change from the super-hero Reacher kinds of guys who typically populate mysteries, which I usually choose. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author and narrator. Good use of a credit.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Teasdale, UT, United States 11-18-12
    Carol Teasdale, UT, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I want more of Rosco and Art."
    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Saints to be better than the print version?

    I like the print version slightly better


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twists and turns and well developed characters


    Which character – as performed by Richard Waterhouse – was your favorite?

    Art Oveson


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Wish I were that creative


    Any additional comments?

    More, I want more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Lancaster, SC, United States 06-06-13
    Jane Lancaster, SC, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Not everyone is a saint in Salt Lake City"
    Would you listen to City of Saints again? Why?

    Yes. One of the most enjoyable audiobook's I've heard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Pfaltzgraf. The accent was wonderfully done.


    What about Richard Waterhouse’s performance did you like?

    All the characters get an extra dimension with his reading. Particularly liked Art Oveson, Roscoe, Dr. Pfaltzgraf, and Sheriff Cannon.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Parley Tanner's car going down the embankment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill M. Houston TX 03-04-13
    Jill M. Houston TX 03-04-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Just OK"
    What made the experience of listening to City of Saints the most enjoyable?

    I thought that this book was ok. It definitely gets better as the story goes along.


    What aspect of Richard Waterhouse’s performance would you have changed?

    His voice is a little hard to get used to. Also, when he attempts to do women's voices, it is very difficult to listen as it is very distracting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I didn't feel compelled to keep listening. I am one of those people that will listen to a book so much that it will begin to interfere with my real life, but this one was easy to put down and I found myself listening to podcasts instead of this book.


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