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August Snow

Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Series: August Snow, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away and quickly learns he has many scores to settle.

It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Point Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide - which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries. From the wealthy suburbs to the near-postapocalyptic remains of the bankrupt city's factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race, and urban decay in modern Detroit.

©2017 Stephen Mack Jones (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Excellently narrated

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Captivating from the stand point of anti cop feeling in the US at the moment. Ex cop who sued DPD and won.

What was one of the most memorable moments of August Snow?

Mixed races for Mom and Dad. Interesting how the protagonist belong to both black and hispanic backgrounds where parents loved each other.

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

Very smooth and strong narration

Could you see August Snow being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes. It is the American way to have a 'shoot em up' movie with the good guys always winning.

Any additional comments?

Excellent depiction of Detroit and it's inhabitants. Very eye opening

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What a fabulous book!!!!

Loved this beautifully written, gripping story especially the information about the food and culture of Detroit

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The narrator has never been to Detroit

Would you listen to another book narrated by Mirron Willis?

As someone who once lived in southeastern Michigan, the pronunciation of places in Detroit and Michigan were like fingers on a chalkboard. "Campus Martius" was pronounced two different ways..both of them wrong. "Traverse City" also pronounced wrong too. I loved his voice, but please talk to a local and get it right next time.

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Yay Detroit!

I bought this book for my Grandma when it was first released and she never ended up reading it. I figured I would give it a try on Audible while I was at work. The story was amazing. Sadly the narrator was obviously not from Michigan and his mispronunciation of common places in Michigan was very annoying to someone who has lived here their whole life.

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Reader pronunciation!

Traverse City. Tra- as in trap. Emphasis on -verse.

Chaldean. Kal-dee-un. Try to pronounce correctly.

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Good story, bad reader

Very disconcerting to have a reader that mispronounces not just local regional names if places, but also other “standard” words like plebian or cow-tow.

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Very disappointing!

After 10 chapters, I couldn’t take anymore. The story is painfully slow and the narration is terrible. Sorry I used a credit for this book!

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Reader overenunciates.

I like this book, but the reader is frustrating and not compelling. He emphasizes words randomly, overenunciates and sounds like he is just reading it for the first time- not what I want from a quality audible reader.

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loved the Detroit connection

great book, I loved all of the Detroit references. the narrator did struggle with the pronunciations on a few words.

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Narrator from another world?

1st, it would have been nice to have a narrator that could pronounce the names of Detroit streets properly and consistently. Was it Marquette street or Market street or Markham street? How about Campus Mar-tee-us? Really?

Then, the narrator did nothing to bring the characters alive. The accents did not even seem close and I would guess were far off. It turned what must have been a good read into background noise. I lost interest early on but let it run while I worked.