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Brandt is a down-and-out guitarist and vocalist who believes his life has hit rock bottom. He can't make the rent on his apartment, and he drinks so much he can barely make it to the crappy gig that keeps his band afloat, let alone play when he gets there. When he leaves the bar one dark night with a bottle of Jose Cuervo in one hand and his guitar case in the other, he finds he's locked out of his apartment with nowhere to go.
In an alley filled with trash can fires and vagrants, Brandt meets Wally, an old black man who can play the music that Brandt dreams of - the blues. In the ensuing encounter, Brandt is gifted - or cursed - with new abilities. He feels pain building up around him and inside him. Not his own pain but the pain of others, the pain of those who have passed away, the pain of those who died with no one to hear their stories. He becomes a conduit for the pain of the world.
What follows are a series of revelations, one for each member of the band and one for a young girl named Liz, drawing them together and ultimately reuniting them with Brandt. Together, Brandt, Sinthia, Shaver, Dexter, and Liz take off to the mountain town of Friendly, California, for a date with pain, destiny, and a silver-haired reverend who would like to see them dead. In the final showdown, they must meet the challenge of the music, the pain, and their mingled histories and stand, or fall, with the pain of the world in the balance.
©2004 David N. Wilson (P)2012 David N. Wilson
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cheri on 04-23-16

The Sin Eater!

This story is unlike any I've listened too. It had a unique plot and the characters were well developed.

After some strange events bring the band members back together, Liz tells them about her past and the disturbing story of the Sin Eater. During her story, she tells them what she witnessed one Sunday at church and who the Sin Eater is. After Liz's story they all decide to go back to her hometown to find out what has change and to set events right.

This story is full of suspense and would be a great fit for a true fan of horror stories. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast dot com.

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4 out of 5 stars
By RHS on 04-14-16

Wild, weird and wonderful ....

This is a very strange book. It's a "Crossroads" meets "Ghost Whisperer" tale. The protagonist of the story is a guitarist that makes a deal with the devil ... or does he?
Brandt is the leader of the band, he meets up with Wally and is endowed with the ability to "play the pain" of those lost souls around him. Naturally, he has a band and each member of the band also has a unique, supernatural ability. The bassist can actually see the angels (or are they demons, or just lost souls?), the drummer the and the rhythm guitarist also have special abilities. However, more intriguing than their abilities are their back stories. Want to find out more? You'll have to purchase the audio book!

Chris Patton does an outstanding job with the narration on this title. He character voices are fine, but where he really excels is building drama and tension with his voice! A fantastic job!

This is a very wild, very weird, and quite wonderful tale that is well worth the listen!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom!

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