Ballad
Books in series9
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(3.9 based on 335 ratings)
  • 1

    If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

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    • By Sharyn McCrumb
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  • 2

    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    A young minister's wife struggles to understand a sudden, unexplained death. Laura Bryce has lived in the small east Tennessee community such a short time that she still feels like an outsider. But when there is violence on the Underhill farm, the sheriff calls on her to represent the church. He will handle the bodies, but she must comfort the bereaved. However, the unspeakable carnage she confronts in the farmhouse will push her down a rocky pathway of danger and heartache.

    A User says: "Sharyn McCrumb is a wonderful story teller"
    Sharyn McCrumb is a wonderful story teller

    This author never ceases to entertain as she draws us in to the story, characters and the history of their home. I feel like I know these people.

    Reviewed on August 12 2010 by A User ()
  • 3

    She Walks These Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    A murdered 18th-century pioneer woman and a present-day escaped convict haunt the same Appalachian wilderness in McCrumb's multilayered mystery.

    Vickie says: "excellent story teller"
    excellent story teller

    I am from East Tennessee and having discovered McCrumb feels like a homecoming. My only argument is the seeming concensus (even by characters not fam..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2009 by Vickie (Chattanooga, TN, United States)
  • 4

    The Rosewood Casket

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By C.M. Herbert
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    Randall Stargill's four sons have gathered at their mountain farm to build a coffin for their dying father. His passing causes a dilemma for his sons, who must come to terms with their dysfunctional family, and also decide what to do with the farm, which has been Stargill land since 1790. Only Clayt, the youngest, a naturalist and Daniel Boone re-enactor, who loves the land like a latter-day pioneer, wants to save the farm from a real estate developer bent on despoiling the mountain.

    rick says: "Family Land"
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  • 5

    The Ballad of Frankie Silver

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat, Jeff Woodman
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    Award-winning, New York Times best-selling novelist Sharyn McCrumb crafts absorbing, lyrical tales featuring the rich culture and lore of Appalachia. In the compelling The Ballad of Frankie Silver, she deftly weaves past and present with legend and truth to create a suspenseful portrait of tragic death.

    Daniel says: "A nice little change of pace."
    A nice little change of pace.

    Do not worry, the song at the start does not last the entire book.

    The narrators do a fine job, maintaining a slower pace than I usually ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2004 by Daniel (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
  • 6

    The Songcatcher: Ballad #6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa, James Daniels
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    Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. As a child she heard it from her relatives in the North Carolina mountains, and she knows that the song has been in her family since 1759, when her ancestor, nine-year-old Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped from the Scottish island of Islay, learned it aboard an English ship. The song accompanied young Malcolm when he made his way to Morristown, New Jersey, where he apprenticed with an attorney, became a lawyer himself, and fought in the American Revolution.

    Paul-Joseph Stines says: "Intriguing and Entertaining"
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  • 7

    Ghost Riders: Balad Series #7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Dick Hill and Susie Breck
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    When Malinda Blalock's husband, Keith, joined the army, she dressed as a boy and went with him. They spent the war close to home in the North Carolina mountains, acting as Union guerilla fighters, raiding the farms of Confederate sympathizers and making as much trouble as they could locally. As hard riding, deadly out-laws, Keith and Malinda avenged Confederate raids on their kin and neighbors.

    Paul-Joseph Stines says: "An HIstorical Ghost Story?"
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  • 8

    The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    In 1934 all the national publications sent their star reporters to remote Virginia to cover the trial of Erma Morton: a beautiful 21-year-old mountain girl with a teaching degree, accused of murdering her father – a drunken tyrant of a man.

    Amy says: "Big Disappointment"
    Big Disappointment

    Suspense, interesting characters

    Reviewed on April 26 2013 by Amy (SANTA FE, NM, United States)
  • 9

    The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus, Eric Dove
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    The Kingston Trio’s folk song “Tom Dooley” tells the story of the murder of Laura Foster, a simple country girl involved with returning Confederate soldier Tom Dula. But Tom was also engaged in a passionate affair with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful - and married - Ann Melton. One May morning in 1866, Laura Foster stole her father’s horse and left home, telling a neighbor that she was eloping to Tennessee. Three months later, her body was found in a shallow grave only a few hundred yards from where she was last seen.

    Scott E. Walters says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    I had my hopes up, hearing that McCrumb is a great southern writer. Not so much with this attempt. Badly edited, there are entire passages that are id..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2011 by Scott E. Walters ()