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Keeping Watch

Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
Series: Folly Island, Book 2
Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Laurie R. King is the New York Times and Washington Post best-selling author of Justice Hall. Here, she returns to Folly Island for an intensely suspenseful psychological thriller.

Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.

©2007 Laurie R. King (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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Loved It

If you could sum up Keeping Watch in three words, what would they be?

Hero at large.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I enjoyed the plot as it was a continuation of "Folly" but also stood on it's own. The end did have me a bit concerned!

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed both the history in Vietnam and the relationship between Allen and Jerry. True family devotion even when the years have gone by.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You are not alone.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy many of Laurie R King's books, this series was one of them. She brings bravery and vulnerability to the table, often within the same character.

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a bit much for me

I have been a fan of Laurie King, but this story was a little bit too over the top graphic for me. Yes, what war and trauma do to people has a profound effect on them... but there were places where it was traumatic just to listen to it. I liked the narrator, though... well presented story.

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Excellent Read

The writing itself was excellent, I've read this and Folly seceral times over. Unfortunately the narrator lacked the range tobhandle all the characters and emotions in the book.

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  • John
  • Layton, Ut, United States
  • 05-06-13

Narrator Jefferson Mays NOT, try Richard Ferrone

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Laurie King has become one of my automatic listens

What other book might you compare Keeping Watch to and why?

Folly one of her best and great narration by Frank Muller

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Breathtaking....

Laurie R. King's ability to create mind pictures is breathtaking and Richard Ferrone's voicing of an amazing story brings it truly to life. I hope that Alan, Jerry, Ray and all of the other wonderful characters created for Folly and Keeping Watch will come back to visit once again. They are all truly real to me now.

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Extremely worth it!

One of the most moving books I have ever read or listened to. I am married to a Viet Nam vet. More than any time, I now understand his night dream screams. So good I loved Folly and Laurie R. King and that I just went on with the story.

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Powerful and unexpected

I have read nearly everything that Laurie King has published and this story is as powerful as her best and is very different from anything else I have read of hers.

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  • Marily
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 07-20-15

Absolutely Favorite Author !

Too bad there aren't more people " Keeping Watch". So many out in this world need them! This book moves along at a fast pace. Never hear the reader. just the story. Have read it , now listened, Great either way!