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A Small Town

Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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In A Small Town, 12 conspirators meticulously plan to throw open all the gates to the prison that contains them, so that more than a thousand convicts may escape and pour into the nearby small town. The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the town - burning down homes and businesses. An immense search ensues, but the 12 who plotted it all get away.  

After two years, all efforts by the local and federal police agencies have been in vain. The mayor and city attorney meet, and Leah Hawkins, a six-foot, two-inch former star basketball player and resident good cop, is placed on sabbatical so that she can tour the country learning advanced police procedures. The sabbatical is merely a ruse, however, as her real job is to track the infamous 12. And kill them.  

Leah's mission takes her across the country, from Florida to New York, from California to an anti-government settlement deep in the Ozarks. Soon, the surviving fugitives realize what she is up to, and a race to kill or be killed ensues. Full of exhilarating twists and surprisingly resonant, A Small Town will sweep listeners along on Leah's quest for vengeance.

©2019 Thomas Perry (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Thomas Perry does it again!

I found this book very captivating. Audible classifies it as a procedural but I think it’s a thriller. This is no who done it. You know exactly who did it and there is not an ounce of normally acceptable police procedure performed.
This book begins with the planning and execution (literally and figuratively) of a prison escape.
The town was promised a low security federal prison. After it was built they started receiving maximum security prisoners due to overcrowding. Twelve of these men killed the heart of a town. After the planning and brutal execution of most of the guards they stole their cars and went to work on their families. And they opened the prison gates for all to just walk right out and reign terror on an unsuspecting community. No civilian was not affected. The men had killed the heart of the town.
Enter Leah Hawkins. She was a state cop turned town cop and she too lost someone that night. But she has skills. The town council wants these men as dead as the town and they’ve hired Leah to hunt them down.
Christina Delaine does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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27 of 28 people found this review helpful

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I put off buying this book,
afraid the author would be guilty
of TMI - too much info - by dwelling on the horror of 1,000 men pillaging the tiny village. He does not. It is interesting,

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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great as always

great storyline. character development was a little fanatical but Tom Harris always delivers as promised.

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Awesome and unexpected… wow

The plot to this book has so many twists and turns and unexpected results… I wish there were more to this series. This author is a toastmaster of the genre. You can't go wrong with this one it will keep you listening all at 1 time

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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This is so good

I am not a fan of women narrators for this gene except for author, Thomas Perry,.. Christina did an excellent job . T.P. never disappoints!. I know I will listen to this story again.

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I just wanted to keep listening!

My title says it. I truly enjoyed it. Story would make a great movie or TV series. It could have been more detailed. Should have been. But then, it would have lasted 20 hours or more

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workmanlike uninspired

perry is usually much better. this is just a master knocking off a formulaic assignment for his publishing contract

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Mixed feelings about this book

The story is not bad. The narration leaves something to be desired. There are parts that keep your interest and parts that are boring. But give it a shot.....,it will probably be a movie soon.

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Thomas Perry wrote this book?

I am so disappointed. The storyline is okay, I suppose, but the writing and narration are awful. I might not bother to finish it. Boo.

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Bad

The narrator is OK with the lead female character, however she is terrible at the male characters. With the male characters when you hear the voice you to stop listening to the story and start thinking about the narrator trying badly to sound like a man. The first major problem with the story is you have to believe is all the escapees are killing psychopaths. Oh yeah if you investigate murders you have no problem committing them??? Even someone who hasn't investigate them is got to say huh . An it just kept getting worse.

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