Ravens

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Author(s): George Dawes Green
Imprint: Clipper Audio
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100033559
Released: Jul 15, 2009
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781607887928
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The long awaited, "fast-paced psycho-comedic thrill-ride" from the "master storyteller" [Jonathan Ames] behind The Juror and The Caveman's Valentine. The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives. When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko pull up at a convenience store off I-95 in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a leaky tire and be on their way again to Florida-away from their dull Ohio tech-support jobs. But this happens to be the store from which a 318,000,000 million dollar Jackpot ticket has just been sold -- and when a pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a ferociously audacious scheme: He and Romeo will squeeze the family for half their prize. That night, he visits the Boatwright home and takes the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at any sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plot depends on maintaining constant fear-merciless, unfaltering terror-and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel . . . At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, Ravens is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers.

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Author(s): George Dawes Green
Product Number EB00279384
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781599957562

Professional reviews

"The Boatrights, a small-town Southern family, win $318 million, making real their dreams of the high life. Shaw and Romeo, two men who are passing through the quiet town, hear about the win and start scheming. Soon the winning ticket becomes shared earnings as a secret extortion threat hangs over the family. Robert Petkoff and Maggi-Meg Reed narrate admirably as they portray the story's characters, among them a quiet psychopath, a teenage girl, a beaten-up deputy, and a tipsy mom. However, the same characters are voiced by both narrators. Reed's voice is better suited to the women, and the deeper-voiced Petkoff should stick to the men. Nonetheless, both narrators deliver the rising tension of these intersecting lives. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"