The Judas Murders

Whippoorwill Hollow, Book 3
By: Ken Oder
Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
Series: Whippoorwill Hollow, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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On a cold February morning in 1967, Sheriff Coleman Grundy finds Betty Lou Mundy dead in her front yard and her husband on the porch with the gun that killed her. It looks like a classic case of revenge on a cheating wife. 

Until the next murder. And the next. As Cole desperately searches for leads, he’s forced to come to grips with his own wife’s unsolved murder three years earlier, and in the process, he unearths long-buried secrets that change his life forever.

©2019 Ken Oder (P)2019 Ken Oder

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Death Delayed

When a woman is found murdered in her front yard and her husband commits suicide, it sets off a chain of events that actually started over thirty years ago. Two hit men, several cheating spouses, and a thirty year grudge kept me guessing until the end. Great story with lots of suspects. I was gifted this from the author.

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The Judas Murders

I liked this book.It took a bit to understand who was doing what to whom.Had I read the first two books it may have gone better.Anyway.I liked it.The twists and turns lead to a fine conclusion. Joe Geoffrey was a very good narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Intriguing Whodunnit


This is the third in Ken Oder's Whippoorwill Hollow series and as I had not read or listened to any of this author's work before I did wonder what it would be like. The story takes place in rural Virginia and is set in the mid-1960s. The story was one I didn't want to stop listening to once I had started it. I live in the UK in a rural area so have no way of knowing if the descriptions are accurate but for me, listening I felt myself transported to a very real place.

The characters are very well defined and have real depth to them which added to my enjoyment of this whodunit about a relatively quiet area where suddenly several deaths occur. I'm not going to give any spoilers as the story is far too good to ruin. But I do highly recommend this book.

The narration by Joe Geoffrey was very well done and really added to my enjoyment of this engrossing well-written whodunnit.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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Appearances can be deceiving.

I really enjoy mysteries when I get to the end without figuring out whodunit and why. The Judas Murders audible definitely fits that criteria. The story is written by Ken Oder and is done in a style in the way the events are presented that brings the old Dragnet episodes to my mind.

In an area that is usually relatively quiet there is suddenly a number of deaths. Until the murder of Betty Lou they had all seemed to be by natural causes, The investigation into Betty Lou's death brought up questions about the earlier deaths causing them to be investigated once more.

Joe Geoffrey's voice seemed to fit the Sheriff's character perfectly or at least what I imagined him to be like.

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Different

An interesting, if somewhat descriptive journey to decent. Good characters and an interesting narration. Good story to listen to with interesting and complex characters, that you definitely wouldn't want to know. A good mystery and the narrator was good . So if and when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy. “I received this audiobook for free and voluntarily review.

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Book 3

I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
This is the first book well only book in this series that I have read. That said maybe if I had read book 1 and 2 I would not have felt so lost. So many characters in current and past I was having a hard time keeping up. I also could not get a grasp of the main characters and therefor couldn't relate to them. Joe Geoffrey is the narrator for this audiobook and he does a good job. Again this is my opinion and you should give the book a try.

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  • Julie
  • 07-18-19

A murder mystery with lots of twists

This is the first book by this author that I have listened to but I really enjoyed it and will be giving the rest of his books a go. It is a little misleading as it is in the Morden detective category but the book is set in 1967, you wouldn't actually know this if they didn't keep giving you the date at the beginning of each chapter, well maybe you would miss the use of mobile phones. What I am trying to say is even though it was set in the past the story wasn't slow or long winded, infact the body count kept rising like you would expect with a modern day mystery and a very cleverly woven plot, that I didn't see coming.
Sheriff Coleman thinks he has a very open and shut case when he is called out to find the body of Betty Lou. Everything points to her husband as the killer, especially when he turns a gun on himself. However evidence keeps turning up that convinces the Sheriff that more is going on than he first thought and as he looks deeper into the murder more bodies start turning up some not even thought to be murders and with someone taking shots at his deputies he and his team have no choice but to take a closer look even if it means digging up old secrets of betrayal, lies and hurt.
The narrator had a very deep voice that wasn't very good for doing female voices as I couldn't tell them apart but by the end of the story I had got use it.

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  • Mac
  • 07-26-19

Brilliant

I really loved this book, I highly recommend this book. Great storyline and amazing characters.
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