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The Kortelisy Escape

By: Leonard Rosen
Narrated by: Richard Ferrone,Erin Spencer
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Caught in a Three Strikes law that sends him to prison for life, Nate Larson negotiates with prosecutors for an early release in exchange for testifying against his brother in an upcoming trial. As part of the deal, he demands custody of his 14-year-old granddaughter, Grace, who's survived a string of disastrous foster homes.

Nate studied close-up magic during his time in prison. He's good, and despite her wariness Grace joins him for a touring magic show of New England. Nate's actual plan: to spend a few pleasant months with his granddaughter then run alone to Canada in hopes of undermining the case against his brother, who's been falsely accused of trafficking. Pressure comes from that direction, too, from the actual traffickers who have hijacked the family's legitimate, though secretive, connections to Eastern Europe and the Ukrainian village of Kortelisy.

Facing certain violence unless he runs, distraught at the prospect of wounding Grace unless he stays, Nate must thread a dangerous needle. And Grace, learning to perform some magic herself, must grow up in a hurry if she's to save the only person she has ever trusted.

©2018 Leonard Rosen (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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A fantastic read!

A riveting mystery with great characters, wonderfully written. A many layered story featuring magic, history, and family. I couldn’t stop listening!!

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Magical!

Lots of twists and turns, emotional, philosophical. Liked hearing how some of the magic tricks were done and the history of the magician. A very good read!

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After a slow start, it was a good read.

It was too long-winded up front, but if you stick through it, the rest is worth it.
There are a lot of issues included, but they do work together: sex trafficking, mobs, intimidation, foster care and CPS, family, trust and love, war crimes, and lies to cover brutal truth. The title becomes important.
It ends believably and happily.

The narration is an 8/10 because I am almost never a fan of multiple narrators. These are 2 great performers, but I still don't like the same people voiced differently because of the two narrators. This one did quite well with it. there than for that cross-over.

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Against All Odds

"In the Kortelisy Escape" Leonard Rosen weaves a tale of the restorative power of love in bleak circumstances. Simple and magical.

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Absolutely Brilliant

the dual narration was so perfect with style and flow of this book ,I absolutely enjoyed every second ,found myself.speaking aloud at characters as I listened and actually bothered to write out words on my review

this book is beautiful and endearing for anyone who has every had difficult relationships, you know all of us

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Incredible story

Well written, expertly narrated, insightful , historical, educating! Can’t say enough about the skill of this author .

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Surprising & Delightful

Lost some sleep over some of the tension peaks, pacing was great as was switching between the protagonists. Narration was perfect.