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Hardscrabble Road

Narrated by: Ben Collins
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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The entire MacLeod clan is haunted by secrets, and young Bud MacLeod doesn't realize he carries the biggest secret of all. Growing up poor in Depression-era South Georgia is hard enough, but Bud is also cursed with a stutter and a birthmark that disfigures his face. His hateful father and amoral mother make life worse still, despite his brother's efforts to shield him. 

To survive in body and soul, Bud must discover his strengths and confront the sins of his parents. First, though, he'll need to grasp his own truth: that he can't embrace his future until he comes to terms with his past.

©2018 George Weisntein (P)2018 Southern Fried Karma, LLC

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Great story!

I became immersed in the story immediately and was sorry that it ended. A coming of age story set in the depression era south. Great historic fiction nicely read by the narrator. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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A memorable story

This is an extremely well written story with subtle humor, vivid imagery and a creative use of similes. Best of all, the characters are well drawn and memorable. And Ben Collins voices these characters appropriately, even Bud's stutter. This is one of those stories I'll likely not soon forget.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Strong characters and plot

The summary drew me in, but the characters and the plot convinced me to stay. The main character has to deal with so much, you can help but sympathize with their plight.

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Excellent imagery and compelling characters

Excellent imagery and compelling characters - I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope the author will wrote more like these.

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Good book, terrible narration.

I had been reading this book. I wanted to listen to it while going out of town. I bought the audio book version and citizen's listen to it. Listened to something else and read the rest of the book when I got back. Don't bother with the audio version.

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Wow great book

This is a great listen, the story keeps you engaged. The narration made you become invested in the characters. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone.