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The Right Side Audiobook

The Right Side

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Publisher's Summary

In this riveting new novel by the New York Times best-selling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it.

Shattered by one last blow - the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci - LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington State that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci's eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog - a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one's idea of a pet - seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed, and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci's daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.

Enthralling, suspenseful, and psychologically nuanced, The Right Side introduces one of the most unforgettable protagonists in modern fiction: isolated, broken, disillusioned, yet still seeking redemption and purpose - LeAnne takes hold of the listener and never lets go.

©2017 Spencer Quinn (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Patricia McKinney Reading, PA USA 07-06-17
    Patricia McKinney Reading, PA USA 07-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful narration, very good novel"

    The book is about the effects of PTSD, grief in general, and the challenges of physical injuries on a strong and independent soldier. It happens to be about a woman but it could easily have had a male hero with almost no changes, which is a tribute to Mr. Quinn's skill as a writer and understanding as a human being. Scary, funny, poignant with simple language about complex situations.

    The narration was absolutely five-star. Ms. Bennett uses voices and accents appropriately and without making you think about it too much. A flowing, easy-to-listen-to delivery, serious but not dull tone, and no weird quirks.

    I love that a dog got involved eventually. I miss Chet.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 07-24-17
    Donna 07-24-17
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    This isn't a typical who-done- it. In fact I thought it must be for young adults. But I kept listening, telling my inner child to get a grip and I enjoyed following the Sargent. It is a 3 plus for the simplistic writing with a darn good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cherry patrick jamison 07-14-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Congratulations to Spencer Quinn"

    Having listened to all of the Chet & Bernie books, I really was looking forward to this one. It is much more serious with no laughs. However, the characters are beautifully developed and very believable. LeAnne is a Tough & not necessarily loveable person, but you care about her.

    I am hoping for a sequel. I want to follow LeAnne and Goody on their journey.

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    Liz 07-13-17
    Liz 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An amazing story"

    I have never been in my head of someone with PTSD or injuries from war. This is an amazing tale about what our military endures. And has a mystery too. Mr. Quinn is a brilliant story teller.

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    Linda F. Carlton Florida 07-08-17
    Linda F. Carlton Florida 07-08-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Love this character"

    Please more of this bad a** woman! She has the makings of a really great series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mack 07-01-17
    Mack 07-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Dark and Deeply Moving"

    The Right Side is a tight telling of a journey that has one impossibly riveted to the end. Dark, lingering on disturbing, this story is also deeply moving and curiously uplifting. LeAnne Hogan is a heroine in every sense of the word. I highly recommend this audible. The narrator captures LeAnne in a way that feels just right and kept me in the grip of her voice to the last word.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth B. 07-31-17
    Ruth B. 07-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Too slow! Chapter eight and still waiting for the start"

    From the reviews I read I was expecting a good story. Eight chapters in (advg 20 minutes) and still waiting for the story to start. It jumps around too much. Not ready to give up yet but had my fill to today.

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    Sheryl Riverside, US, Canada 07-07-17
    Sheryl Riverside, US, Canada 07-07-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Couldn't put this book down."

    This is my first written review and I've listened to Audible for years. The main character was injured in war and was very like others I have known. She reminds me of Jack Reacher. I am hoping for a series of her adventures. I felt like I knew and cared about her.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    07-03-17
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    "Good insight into PTSD,bland storyline"

    Mr. Quinn did an excellent job describing PTSD and the challenges it presents. The story line was predictable. Ms. Bennett was not a good fit for all the characters

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 08-17-17
    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 08-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "OMG. I loved it!"

    I listened to this book on audible. I really really liked it. The story was good. It kept me guessing until the end. The narrator had a pleasant voice with just the right amount of emotion. ❤️

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