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Publisher's Summary

When three teenage boy's take a part-time job after school, they find themselves caught in the center of a police sting-operation, then quickly discover the law isn't on their side. The city's corrupt officials will stop at nothing to set them up for the fall.
©2017 Friedrich Wilhelm Baggett (P)2017 Friedrich Wilhelm Baggett
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5 out of 5 stars
By Teresa Noel on 04-18-18

What a sad but true story

This book was very well written. I listened to the whole book in one setting. The book was written by Friedrich Wilhelm. He was one of the boys that the story is written about. This a first hand account of what happened to these 3 teenage boys, their lives, and the lives of their friends and family.

The audiobook was narrated by Chris Abernathy. He grabbed me at the first syllable of the book and I was sorry to have him stop speaking to me at the end. He has really done an awesome job bringing Freddy's story to life. I will be looking for more books narrated by Chris.

In 1982 in the small town of Clarksdale Tennessee, 3 teenage boys (Brothers Freddy age 15, Doug age 16, and their Friend Charles age 16) find themselves in the middle of a sting operation. They were falsely accused of multiple charges on grand Larceny and 1 was even charged with dealing drugs. The boys were arrested and denied bail. When they received a court date they were given an impartial judge. The corruption in this tiny town is beyond anything anyone could believe.

Luckily for these boys an older brother of Freddy called the ACLU in to help. If it was not for them Freddy, his brother Doug, ad Charles may still be in prison for these false charges.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CuteAsADaisy on 04-15-18

Wow! A be careful who you trust story.

If you could sum up The Fix-it-Shop in three words, what would they be?

Shocking - Sad - Inspiring

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it in one day - I couldn't put it down. This is not normally a genre I listen to but the summary intrigued me and I am glad I listened. It was both sad and incredible to watch the story unfold. I loved the honesty in the book and the authors hindsight reflections on how the boys dealt with it and the need to seek outside help to get over the trauma. It is well written and the narrator does a great job with the voices and overall acting.

Any additional comments?

I would warn that there is language and a few scenes that the f bomb is used heavily. They were placed in areas that I could honestly see them being used but I have a hard time personally with the use of them. Also, there is a fairly detailed scene with a suicide so for these reasons I would say it's not for a young crowd of listeners. If you let your teen listen then maybe listen with them and be prepared to talk with them about the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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