I had not heard about Ace Atkins or Jeff Woodman before I saw this listing on Audible. I thought I may as well give it a try so I downloaded it. On..Show More »ce I started "The Ranger", I had trouble turning it off and walking away. Ace Atkins crafts a story that hold you and makes you want to hear more while Jeff Woodman does an outstanting job with the narration. I can hardly wait for the next one to come out. I can believe I found a New Favorite!
I love Ace Atkins portrayal of the good ole boys network in this Mississippi mystery. The community ties are prove that there are good boys in that n..Show More »etwork, and good people who care about their community - even when they feel powerless, they care. Everybody needs a hero, and they have a reluctant one in Quinn Colson. He's not overwhelmingly brilliant, not pretentious or flamboyant, but Quinn is the kind of flawed person everyone wants to befriend. I hope to see him again one day - soon!
The first part of this story was good as one would expect from the first two books in the series. The second half was more like a sermon rather than p..Show More »art of this what I've come to expect from this author. I don't mind the mentioning of God or religion, however I don't listen to books concerning religion as the main story line. I'm going to have to look at reviews for the fourth book in the series as I won't bother if it delves into religion as this one did.
Ace Atkins again gives us a great crime story that highlights the hypocrisy thar is the South: pious, racist folk who step over their mother's dead bo..Show More »dy for a penny. Quinn Colson knows the world does not work that way and these stories are about his struggle against a society bent on being evil. It is a losing proposition, but I enjoy and admire his effort. I look forward to the new book. Great listen: the actor does an excellent job with voices.