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The Prophet Audiobook

The Prophet

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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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    Cathy A. Williams Spokane Washington 04-21-17
    Cathy A. Williams Spokane Washington 04-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great suspense story"

    this is a great reading of a great suspense story. Love all the football and small-town type of stories and feel to it. very much enjoyed.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-23-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-23-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Well written"

    This is very well written, but I think the pace was very slow. Some reviewers have said that they did not like all the Football references, but I was wondering if it was a part of the pace which was already slow only making it slower.

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    Bradley 11-08-16
    Bradley 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very entertaining"

    I listen to Audible while I run and this book kept me wanting more miles to continue listening! Great writing and narration.

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    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 12-04-15
    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 12-04-15 Member Since 2017

    Audio books get me through my drive time, laundry time, grocery shopping, everything that would otherwise be a chore. I love audiobooks!

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    "Way too much football and not enough story."

    I normally love this author but this book was a disappointment. I am not crazy about football and at least one-third of this book went on and on about the details and nuances of football games and specific plays and terminology I did not understand. The author made more of an effort to explain the various types of guns to the novice reader who may not be a gun expert than he did in explaining all the football details which I didn't understand and couldn't care less about. however, I will continue to read this author's books because he very rarely disappoints me. If you are a fan of football, you will probably love this book.

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    Stephen 07-12-15
    Stephen 07-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story with multiple parallels suggested."

    The story itself was quite good. Have enjoyed the authors writing style. Robert Petkoff is an excellent narrator, and I recommend books that he's read. It was a worthwhile read. However, there was a morality and religion aspect that wasn't fully explored. The author clearly started out with intent to challenge the position of Faith, but did not follow up through the climax and resolution of the story. he touched on it, and then it just disappeared without explanation. Instead, more secular and pragmatic themes were explored, and they won out, although without examination.

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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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    "Short Of The First Down..."

    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.

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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 2016
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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 3 people found this review helpful

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