Brother

  • by Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it's served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don't knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing what's buried in the Morrows' backyard.
But 19-year-old Michael Morrow isn't like the rest of his family. He doesn't take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he's sure that someday he'll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he's immediately smitten. For a moment he nearly forgets about the monster he's become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place....

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What the Critics Say

"This relentlessly grim tale is most definitely not for the squeamish, but it's nearly impossible to put down." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth the credit.

In my love them or leave them world - this was a love them book. I notice many reviewers seem to leave a critique of the book - and if I am supposed to do that - pardon me.

I feel as though my responsibility to another potential reader is not to provide a step by step "grading" of the book but to simply state if I personally enjoyed the book and thought it was both time and money well spent.

In this case Brother meets both of those criteria and I am glad that it is now a part of my library.
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- Mary Meadows

Dark and Twisted Tale

A young abducted boy named Michael grows up as the adopted son in a family riddled with psychopaths. The story itself was an interesting horror thriller that hits harder in retrospect. Characters play out their lives without really understanding their deeds until later in the story, when some of those horrible deeds become utterly horrific. The narrator was okay, but odd bits of an accent, that didn't go with the story, the characters, or even with the rest of the general narration, would break through. The beginning of the story seemed to be especially problematic for the narrator to keep consistent.

Be warned that this book is very dark, violent, gruesome, and even stomach turning. It's got a Texas Chainsaw Massacre, House of 1000 Corpses, Wrong Turn, horror movie vibe, that has been mashed together with traits possessed by some of the real world's most famous serial killers, and it is held together with intense deadly family disfunction, abuse, and Stockholm syndrome.
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- Schatje

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio