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The Prophet | [Michael Koryta]

The Prophet

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered.
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Publisher's Summary

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them.

Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Kent's team has a shot at the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had its share of hardships.

Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered. When details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two are forced to unite to stop a killer - and to confront their buried rage and grief before history repeats itself again.

Michael Koryta, long hailed as one of the best young thriller writers at work today, has written his greatest novel ever - an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that proves why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best".

©2012 Michael Koryta (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    David Northridge, CA, United States 02-01-13
    David Northridge, CA, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    I'm afraid I have throw my lot in with Melinda and Brad here among reviewers. Bought because I'm a big Petkoff fan...didn't finish it, unfortunately.

    Even speaking as a fan of football (tho' professional), there was indeed way too much of it and not enough to keep the thing moving for me.

    I may dig in and force my way through the rest at some point, but my queue is too backed up to not move along to something more compelling.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    The Great Mutato San Diego, CA 09-28-12
    The Great Mutato San Diego, CA 09-28-12 Member Since 2010

    I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it -The Great Mutato

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    "Can't go wrong with Friday Night Lights,"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Koryta tells a mean story that captivates and brings you into the lives if the characters. His dialogue is believable and you can't wait to find out what happens next.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Whaley Chatham, Massachusetts USA 09-24-12
    M. Whaley Chatham, Massachusetts USA 09-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great twists and turns--"
    What made the experience of listening to The Prophet the most enjoyable?

    This is a well constructed plot-- very engaging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good display of the driving power of guilt.


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

    Different voices for different characters-- consistent with their development.


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

    There were times that was true.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    penny ann 06-08-15
    penny ann 06-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "WHY??????"
    Would you listen to The Prophet again? Why?

    NO! The first book I listened to by this author was Those Who Wish Me Dead and I LOVED IT, since then I have listened to The Ridge, So Cold the River and now The Prophet and although I love football, i just don't understand why it seems the author needs to kill the best characters in these stories....


    What other book might you compare The Prophet to and why?

    I am about to give up on this author, I was so excited after Those Who Wish Me Dead,as that book made me laugh, angry, laugh and just love the book, but every book since that has been a total disappointment. since Koryta decides to kill the most important character. I had pre order Last Words but now I am hesitant.


    What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

    I love his performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me mad that Adam dies.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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