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Publisher's Summary

Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.

©2012 Ace Atkins (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Good ole boys - gone bad

I love Ace Atkins portrayal of the good ole boys network in this Mississippi mystery. The community ties are prove that there are good boys in that network, and good people who care about their community - even when they feel powerless, they care. Everybody needs a hero, and they have a reluctant one in Quinn Colson. He's not overwhelmingly brilliant, not pretentious or flamboyant, but Quinn is the kind of flawed person everyone wants to befriend. I hope to see him again one day - soon!

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Disappointing.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you want to read a "Yes, Jesus loves me" testimonial then go ahead. Two thirds of the book were quite entertaining but the last part describing the tornado and its aftermath was just much too tedious. I found myself skipping several chapters. And what's up with the Jesus love fest? It was like watching a televangelist on Sunday morning.

Has The Lost Ones turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was OK although some of the characters sounded exactly the same.

Do you think The Lost Ones needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

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I do not mind certain amount of religious or spiritual twist to a story. I know that it is important to a lot of people and is a big part of their identity but this was way over the top. Tone it down please Mr. Atkins I enjoy your stories too much for that.

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Narrator obviously not from the south

I’ve been wanting to read Ace Atkins for a while so I finally spent my credit on this. I won’t do it again unless someone else is narrating. It wasn’t too bad until he started doing characters. I’ve lived in Mississippi all my life and have never heard anything like this. Awful. Do a little research into the local accents. I did love the story and it would have been believable without the horrible accents.

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Ace Atkins Does It Again

Loved the book, the story, the characters. The reader is quite good but a native Southerner is needed to coach him on pronunciation. it ruins listening for several minutes when he mispronounced Biloxi and other town names.

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Good story, narrator needs pronunciation lessons

Enjoyed the story very much, but the narrator should have checked with how people pronounce things here in the South. He mispronounced several words that really broke the flow. The story is very very good otherwise.

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no mas

maybe a good book to read, but too much southern redneck corn pone dialog. I'll need a long time off before reading another one, long enough to not hear the audible. He is a good reader with good and different voices, but overdid the southern dialect. No mas for me.

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Another Good Quin Colson Novel

This is the 2nd of Ace Atkins ' Quin Colson crime novels. Colson is now Sheriff, and tangles with Mexican gun runners. I liked the 1st book, and like this one even better. Very engaging characters. Well read.

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Even better than the first book.

I will be looking for the next installment in this series, this is a good one. This story was exciting and the characters are growing. The narrator did a great job on this book.

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can't wait to start the new one

brings back memories of how small towns in the south worked. there are a lot of parallels to the county i live in.

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  • 09-18-18

No let up in Quality

Great dialogue and characterization. A compelling plot and all within a truthful rendering of storytelling that doesn't stretch credibility.You can't ask for much more than that.If you do you're just plain greedy!