Windy L. Harris

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  • Crescendo

  • By: Deborah J Ledford
  • Narrated by: Christina Cox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77

As the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela, must always play her A game. Allbets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her sonhas been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hardfacts. An altercation ensues and Inola's partner is felled by a bullet-possiblyfrom her gun.

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Reviewed: 06-07-14

What did you love best about Crescendo?

Deb Ledford is known for creating characters you'd want to know in real life. Crescendo is a great example of why she's earned that reputation.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Crescendo is a tightly woven story. Nothing feels predictable, but by the end, I felt like it couldn't have wrapped up any other way.

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

I could listen to Christina Cox all day. She delivered Ledford's story brilliantly. I'd read Crescendo before, but listening to Cox tell the story was a whole other experience. I look forward to Ledford's other novels being translated into this medium!

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