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I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
- By: Steve Earle
- Narrated by: Steve Earle
- Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams—not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him.
The Down and Out get a spiritual renewal
- By Bob on 06-04-12
Best Audible Book I've Listen to Yet
It takes a lot for me to give five stars all the way around, but this book did it for me.
At first I was scratching my head at the selection of the narrator (not realizing it was also the author) because of his voice and slight slur. But the voice--and the slur--really captured the mood and the character of Doc, the main character. Not to gush, but...Steve Earle was awesome!
The story had sweet moments without being sweet. It had tragic moments without being a tragedy. The narrative carried me along on a wave and sometimes Earle sneaked in a surprising phrase or juxtaposition that just made me belly laugh.
Know what I didn't like? It was just too short. Well, not really. It was long enough to tell the story effectively. But I just wasn't ready to say good-bye to the characters.
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- A Novel
- By: John Hart
- Narrated by: Scott Sowers
- Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York City trying to erase his worst memories and the scorn and abandonment of his family. Then a phone call from his best friend awakens in him a torrent of emotion and pain. Having left North Carolina and its red soil for good, he never thought returning would be easy - and being remembered as a murderer doesn't help much.
"We have to talk" - - - -
- By Jacqueline on 01-23-13
A Place Where There Are No Contractions
What made the experience of listening to Down River the most enjoyable?
Down River takes place in a part of North Carolina where no one has ever heard of contractions. No, they have not.
At first the story and the tone is a bit ponderous. That never entirely goes away and is somewhat reinforced by all the bickering between characters. But the story does pick up steam, which helps to carry all that weight toward a satisfying end.