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    • The Ballad of Frankie Silver

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Award-winning, New York Times best-selling novelist Sharyn McCrumb crafts absorbing, lyrical tales featuring the rich culture and lore of Appalachia. In the compelling The Ballad of Frankie Silver, she deftly weaves past and present with legend and truth to create a suspenseful portrait of tragic death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice little change of pace.

    • By Daniel on 10-01-04

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Unquiet Grave

    • A Novel
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Roger Casey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in 19th-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good

    • By hayloft27 on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Prayers the Devil Answers

    • A Novel
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising twist.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Missing Susan

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When Rowan Rover is offered $50,000 to murder a woman on his September Mystery Tour, he is surprised to find himself accepting the offer. The thought of committing murder chills him, until he meets the beautiful Susan Cohen. After days of listening to her nonstop chatter, with insults tossed in every direction, Rowan reaches a startling conclusion: she is someone he would like to kill.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anyone who has taken a package tour can relate.

    • By Barbara on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Ballad of Tom Dooley

    • A Ballad Novel, Book 9
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Eric Dove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    The Kingston Trio’s folk song “Tom Dooley” tells the story of the murder of Laura Foster, a simple country girl involved with returning Confederate soldier Tom Dula. But Tom was also engaged in a passionate affair with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful - and married - Ann Melton. One May morning in 1866, Laura Foster stole her father’s horse and left home, telling a neighbor that she was eloping to Tennessee. Three months later, her body was found in a shallow grave only a few hundred yards from where she was last seen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Scott E. Walters on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Devil Amongst the Lawyers

    • A Ballad Novel, Book 8
    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In 1934 all the national publications sent their star reporters to remote Virginia to cover the trial of Erma Morton: a beautiful 21-year-old mountain girl with a teaching degree, accused of murdering her father – a drunken tyrant of a man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not my favorite

    • By Cynthia Lee on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • She Walks These Hills

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    A murdered 18th-century pioneer woman and a present-day escaped convict haunt the same Appalachian wilderness in McCrumb's multilayered mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story teller

    • By Vickie on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Rosewood Casket

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Randall Stargill is dying. As his four sons gather to build his coffin, a local wise woman arrives with a small box that must be buried with the old man. In it are the fragile bones of a child and the memories of an ancient crime. Already faced with decisions about what to do with their father’s farm, his sons are now drawn into a hazardous conflict between families who would die for their land and those who do not value the rich tradition of the region. As the Stargills attempt to identify the child, McCrumb weaves mystical Indian legends and Daniel Boone’s sweeping visions of his beloved mountains into the investigation.

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Windsor Knot

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    If forensic anthropologist and amateur sleuth Elizabeth MacPherson is to have tea with the queen of England, she has to get married first. And in the space of five weeks, she plans to do just that. When an old neighbor receives word that her husband has died again, it's up to Elizabeth to determine just whose ashes the double widow has been cursing at all these years.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ballad of Frankie Silver

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    One hundred years after a woman is hanged, the search for justice reveals a story of simple faith, obsession, and murder. In 1832, an 18-year-old Frankie Silver was charged with murdering her young husband. In 1833, she became the first woman in the state of North Carolina to be hanged for murder. But was she guilty? More than 100 later, Tennessee sheriff Spencer Arrowood is determined to reveal the truth behind this unanswered question.

    Regular price: $17.50

    • King's Mountain

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte, Rick Holmes, Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ballad novels, which celebrate the rich history of Appalachia. An elegant saga set against the American Revolution, King' s Mountain features John Sevier and his legendary Carolina Overmountain Men, who find themselves defending their families and farms against the troops of a haughty British major.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memorable tale about an important historic event

    • By Chuck on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him draws together the stories of two women, unrelated except for a common crime: both are charged with killing their husbands. As their tales of abandonment and abuse unfold, the forensic anthropologist must sift through decades of information while juggling evidence, hearsay, and history. Before she realizes it, MacPherson is involved in a battle of the sexes that hits very close to home. Right up until the final verdict, this moving adventure will keep you guessing the outcome and cheering for the spirited investigator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating!

    • By Kimberlee Smith on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Written in grease pencil on a tourist postcard, the lyrics are winsome and innocent. But for famous folk singer Peggy Muryan, who has moved recently to the rural community of Hamelin, Tennessee, they are a chilling reminder of a troubled moment in her past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another Narrator Issue

    • By Me & My Girls on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bimbos of the Death Sun

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Edgar Award-winning author Sharyn McCrumb brings her storytelling talent and keen eye for satire to this hilarious spoof of the bizarre culture surrounding sci-fi/fantasy fandom. It all takes place at Rubicon, the science fiction and fantasy convention of your nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Fun!

    • By K. Gibson on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Great Cat Mysteries

    • An Anthology of Feline Capers
    • By: Joan Hess, Sharyn McCrumb, Larry Segriff
    • Narrated by: Mary Jo Catlett, Jean Smart, Jamie Farr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    If you believe in the feline mystique, this anthology will have you purring. Intrigue, murder, and a not-so-cuddly kitty are at the center of these 9 stories by some of the finest, best selling mystery writers of all time. Curl up with Larry Segriff's No Hard Feelings read by Jamie Farr, Sharyn McCrumb's Nine Lives to Live read by Mary Jo Catlett, Joan Hess's The Maggody Files: Hillbilly Cat read by Jean Smart, Clark Howard's Animals read by David Birney, Edward D. Hoch's The Theft of the Mafia Cat read by Richard Gilliland, J.A. Jance's The Duel read by Eleanor Mondale, Ellery Queen's The Adventures of the Seven Black Cats read by Mike Walker, Janwillem van de Wetering's A Great Sight read by Mason Adams, and Carole Nelson Douglas's Coyote Peyote read by David Ackroyd.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better editing needed

    • By M. on 05-20-05

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    A young minister's wife struggles to understand a sudden, unexplained death. Laura Bryce has lived in the small east Tennessee community such a short time that she still feels like an outsider. But when there is violence on the Underhill farm, the sheriff calls on her to represent the church. He will handle the bodies, but she must comfort the bereaved. However, the unspeakable carnage she confronts in the farmhouse will push her down a rocky pathway of danger and heartache.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharyn McCrumb is a wonderful story teller

    • By Anonymous User on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • MacPherson's Lament

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In MacPherson's Lament, family troubles in Virginia spin out of control, forcing Elizabeth to leave her adopted Scotland to sort out the multiplying problems. Struggling to start a new law practice in Danville, Virginia, Bill MacPherson will handle almost any case, even his parents' divorce. But when he takes on a realtor's job - selling an antebellum mansion for eight elderly daughters of Confederate veterans - he only earns criminal charges. As Elizabeth confronts her panicked sibling, she wonders if even she can untangle this web of deceit and keep her brother out of prison.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Highland Laddie Gone

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In her third outing as amateur sleuth, Elizabeth MacPherson has the chance to revel in the rites of the old country at the annual Glencoe Mountain Games. But the innocent ethnic fair is cursed when the loathed Colin Campbell is found murdered. When a second reveler is found dead, Elizabeth lays to hunt and untangles all....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Before the Ballad Novels there was Elizabeth Mc.

    • By Barbara on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Zombies of the Gene Pool

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Back in the 1950s, eight young men bury a time capsule with their science fiction stories, dreaming of literary immortality. When the surviving members of that group get together for a well-publicized excavation nearly four decades later, their reunion is thrown into chaos by a surprise guest: a reportedly dead writer who threatens to expose the group's dark secrets. And when murder gets added to the agenda, it may become impossible to separate science fact from science fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Bad

    • By Jeff on 09-23-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Paying the Piper

    • By: Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Ian Stuart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Elizabeth has a plan for how she and her boyfriend Cameron can spend the summer together in Scotland. While Cameron researches the migratory patterns of seals, Elizabeth will join an archaeological dig on the nearby island of Banrigh. But Elizabeth's plans don't include a devastating plague which starts killing off her fellow crew members.

    Regular price: $20.99

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