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Dead Man's Salute

Narrated by: Theo Holland
Length: 23 mins
5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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"Leave Luther's body right where we flung him," Bates said. "You aren't burying him today." After Sally Mae Webster phoned me up to tell me that my Korean War buddy Luther Webster had been shot and killed by the Bates brothers, I knew that I wasn't going to stop until I had righted that wrong. I wondered just how many graves I was going to have to dig today.

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How to do a real tribute to a fallen comrade

I listened to this story twice. It really has some special meaning for me. I kept thinking of Billy the Kid in Young Guns going on about the meaning of Pals. Sometimes, there are things that we do for our friends that we wouldn't do for family. My father is a vet, and I could easily see him doing this for one of his own. Thus, the story had some real significance for me.

It doesn't hurt that Vernon is a versitile writer who can do mermaids, gunslingers, and horror as easily as most people write an email. He is always engaging, and his stories carry a real emotional weight. I really respect his skills and talent.

Holland narrates, and it feels like he is telling a story about what happened in his life. You will think that he is that grizzled vet and that this is just a page from his life spilling out over a beer. He does some fantastic work. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Captivating short story

This is a half hour well-spent. It's one of those stories that leave an impression in your mind like a bootprint. I listened to it three times in a row. This is an author who knows how to grab you. Highly recommended!

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Gripping tale

Vernon really grabs your attention with this story. First of all, the story is so short yet so powerful. He doesn't waste any words and gets right down to business. It shows the bond and friendship that these 2 men had.....the lengths he would go to avenge his friends death. It's a gripping tale that will especially relate to those who have military connections & backgrounds. Theo Holland also narrates the story in a way you truly feel the emotions of this vet and the pain he feels for the loss of his war buddy and the wife that was left behind. It was a truly magnificent compilation between the author and narrator and together they deliver a fantastic piece of art. The ending will grab at your heart strings for sure.

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Repaying an old debt.

This was a short, but well-written & well-performed audiobook regarding the nature of repaying an old debt.

Mr. Vernon did not waste words, & Theo Holland brought those words to life.

Highly recommended.

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