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Keeping Watch | [Laurie R. King]

Keeping Watch

Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.
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Publisher's Summary

Laurie R. King is the New York Times and Washington Post best-selling author of Justice Hall. Here, she returns to Folly Island for an intensely suspenseful psychological thriller.

Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.

©2007 Laurie R. King; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Ruth Sycamore, IL, United States 11-25-11
    Ruth Sycamore, IL, United States 11-25-11
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    "a bit much for me"

    I have been a fan of Laurie King, but this story was a little bit too over the top graphic for me. Yes, what war and trauma do to people has a profound effect on them... but there were places where it was traumatic just to listen to it. I liked the narrator, though... well presented story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oregon 12-05-12
    Amazon Customer Oregon 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Keeping Watch in three words, what would they be?

    Hero at large.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed the plot as it was a continuation of "Folly" but also stood on it's own. The end did have me a bit concerned!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed both the history in Vietnam and the relationship between Allen and Jerry. True family devotion even when the years have gone by.


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

    You are not alone.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy many of Laurie R King's books, this series was one of them. She brings bravery and vulnerability to the table, often within the same character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JAMIE H KELLY 05-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ONE OF MY TOP 3 FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME"
    Would you listen to Keeping Watch again? Why?

    I have listened to this book several times over the years. The characters come alive in this book and the story is wonderful. It reveals an insight into a trauma survivor's soul.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alan.


    What about Jefferson Mays’s performance did you like?

    Everything


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

    Many moments moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to read more Carmichael stories.

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    John Layton, Ut, United States 05-06-13
    John Layton, Ut, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Narrator Jefferson Mays NOT, try Richard Ferrone"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Laurie King has become one of my automatic listens


    What other book might you compare Keeping Watch to and why?

    Folly one of her best and great narration by Frank Muller


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