Ballad
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  • 1
    If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O | Sharyn McCrumb

    If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    Written in grease pencil on a tourist postcard, the lyrics are winsome and innocent. But for famous folk singer Peggy Muryan, who has moved recently to the rural community of Hamelin, Tennessee, they are a chilling reminder of a troubled moment in her past.

    Another Narrator Issue

    As a fan of Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad Series I was nonplussed when I noticed that the reader was Sally Darling. I had listened to her come close to ruin..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2015 by Me & My Girls (Va United States)
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    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter | Sharyn McCrumb

    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    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 | Sharyn McCrumb

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2009 by Vickie (Chattanooga, TN, United States)
  • 4
    The Rosewood Casket | Sharyn McCrumb

    The Rosewood Casket

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
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    Randall Stargill is dying. As his four sons gather to build his coffin, a local wise woman arrives with a small box that must be buried with the old man. In it are the fragile bones of a child and the memories of an ancient crime. Already faced with decisions about what to do with their father’s farm, his sons are now drawn into a hazardous conflict between families who would die for their land and those who do not value the rich tradition of the region. As the Stargills attempt to identify the child, McCrumb weaves mystical Indian legends and Daniel Boone’s sweeping visions of his beloved mountains into the investigation.

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  • 5
    The Ballad of Frankie Silver | Sharyn McCrumb

    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.

    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
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  • 7
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 8
    The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel, Book 8 | Sharyn McCrumb

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Big Disappointment

    Suspense, interesting characters

    Reviewed on April 26 2013 by Amy (SANTA FE, NM, United States)
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    The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel, Book 9 | Sharyn McCrumb

    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.

    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 ()
  • 10
    King's Mountain | Sharyn McCrumb

    King's Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte, Rick Holmes, Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ballad novels, which celebrate the rich history of Appalachia. An elegant saga set against the American Revolution, King' s Mountain features John Sevier and his legendary Carolina Overmountain Men, who find themselves defending their families and farms against the troops of a haughty British major.

    Memorable tale about an important historic event

    This is another story from Sharon McCrum. I have really liked all of her books ( except Bimbos of the Death Sun). She does a great job explaining the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 15 2015 by Chuck (Montgomery, Al,USA)
  • 11
    Prayers the Devil Answers: A Novel | Sharyn McCrumb

    Prayers the Devil Answers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Candace Thaxton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.

    No mystery here

    A fine piece of writing but not the usual who-done-it we mystery/detective/thriller we , mystery fans enjoy. I did like the slow unrolling of this..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 16 2016 by Donna Seidel (Topeka, Ks, US)