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The Accounting | [William Lashner]

The Accounting

Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it. They were wrong. Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life.
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Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it.

They were wrong.

Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life. But is it a life worth fighting for? Hurry and decide, Jon, because the piper is coming, and he always gets paid.

©2013 William Lashner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 05-15-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2005

    Got to be with my too girls from Tx and Mt! All is right....

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    "A Great Suspense With Great Depth of Character"

    This is the tale of 3 best friends who discover what they and the world would call a great treasure. But it's ownership comes at a great price, far more than the true value of the treasure itself.

    It includes the story of a bully from the boys past. A violent and angry man who learns the power of forgiveness, "The price of freedom," he says, "is high because you have to let things go."

    So as you read in the editor's synopsis, the hero is forced into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in order to save himself and his family. It's non stop action with plenty of humor, but also a great deal of depth.

    I loved it and so will you...

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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 05-24-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 05-24-14 Member Since 2013

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    "The Truth Shall Set You Free!"

    I enjoyed the novel, a great diversion. It held my interest from beginning to end. A story about a teenage boy and his pals stealing drug money and thought that they would get away with it. They had a good plan on how to keep the truth hidden. They did for about 30 years! and then the truth came bubbling up when the housing bubble came crashing down. There were a couple of spots where I thought the leading character made some rather stupid moves that not only got himself into grave danger but also got his teen daughter kidnapped by the folks who wanted their money back... it all came together decently in the end. The narrator did a wonderful job. I enjoyed listening to Eric Dove.

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    Well written, humorous yet meaningful. Great characterization. Brilliant narration. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking for more from this author and narrator.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not only was this a page turner that caught and held my attention to the end, it was a clever, well-written story with fascinating insights into human nature. More than just fluff, but as exciting as any great action novel.


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    This was a great listen and well worth the price. Great storyline, great characters and great narration.

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    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 07-02-14
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    "Simple, but compelling story line"

    This is a great book for commuting. The story moves forward quickly. There are few characters to keep track of and the voicing is very clear for each one. It is not great literature, but it's sort of what I like when I'm decompressing from work on a busy drive home.

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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 06-08-14
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    Would you listen to The Accounting again? Why?

    No-Only because I never listen to a book twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the stories flow and the crisp writing with snap back dialogue.


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    I have read two reviews that said the reader did not finish listening or did not care how this one ended. Frankly I wonder what kind of a fiction book could please those reviewers. This is a solidly written story and it was performed well. I will look forward to more from this author.

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    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-19-14
    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-19-14 Member Since 2005

    I have purchased over 400 books. I have high standards for writing and content, but indulge in "travel trash" or fairly good entertainment.

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    I didn't finish this one, rare for me, because it just wasn't delivering. The narrator was not for me. I don't know if the story is good. the writing combined with narration was mediocre.

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    The narrator, aside from being out of character with a rough southern accent for a society boy from Philadelphia's Main Line, managed to mispronounce most of the difficult words. It was very distracting, as there was little or no character development, either. The rambling plot just rambled and it was a tedious listen. By the end, I didn't care what happened.

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