A House Divided

  • by Robert Whitlow
  • Narrated by Heath McClure
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Corbin Gage can stand up to anyone. But his own divided house will bring him to his knees.
Corbin, a longtime legal champion for the downtrodden, is slowly drinking himself into the grave. His love for "mountain water" has cost him his marriage to the godliest woman he knows, ruined his relationship with his daughter, Roxy, and reduced the business at his small Georgia law firm to a level where he can barely keep the bill collectors at bay. But it isn't until his son, Ray, threatens to limit Corbin's time with his grandson that Corbin begins to acknowledge he might have a problem.
Despite the mess that surrounds his personal life, and against the advice of everyone he knows, Corbin takes on a high-stakes tort case on behalf of two boys who have contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma due to an alleged chemical exposure. The defendant, a fertilizer company, is the largest employer in the area. The lawsuit becomes a tornado that sucks Corbin, Ray, and Roxy into an increasingly deadly vortex. Equally intense pressure within the family threatens to destroy, once and for all, the thin threads that connect them.
Corbin must find the strength to stand up to his personal demons. Justice for two dying boys depends on it...his family depends on it.


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I feel like I've been in a church...

listening to a long winded sermon for 11 hours. Novels written to sell a religious perspective are not my thing. I made a mistake of not learning more about the author and the type of book he writes. This book is like those written by Joel C Rosenberg on steroids. I expected a good legal thriller.

And I did listen to a good legal thriller that ends as a tear jerker. I really have no complaints about the quality of the story; it is quite good! Indeed as a legal thriller it is better than Grisham's latest pathetic effort (Rogue Lawyer).

I decided not to down rate A House Divided because of its pushing of a religious point of view. Instead, I have rated it solely on the quality of the story.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Alcoholism, Redemption and Family

I immediately liked Corbin . . . lawyer and champion to the downtrodden in the small Georgia town . . . and its no small coincidence that I did . . . as the adult child of an alcoholic, I identified very much with him and his family . . . when he courageously took on the case of the children who had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, pitting himself and them against the biggest employer in the town, (alleging their illnesses were due to exposure to the chemicals from the local fertilizer plant), my respect grew for him . . . at the same time Corbin was fighting his own demons . . . about to lose the contact with his grandson, Billy, whom he adored, Corbin finally agrees to go to AA meetings . . . and is not entirely successful . . . this story of Corbin, his two grown children, Ray and Roxy . . . big law firms with $ in their eyes . . . rings very true . . . and I appreciate so much the honesty in this tale . . . the truth that life is so ironic, that GOOD lies in the heart of the alcoholics that we love, that justice and right and wrong can be very prevalent in their minds, and that they are fighting a battle that we cannot even fathom . . . the narration left a little to be desired, but otherwise, this is one of the best books . . . the conclusion, too, was very satisfying, both on the legal issue and the eventual healing of the family
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- Debbie "Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers