Jericho : Jericho

  • by Ann McMan
  • Narrated by Christine Williams
  • Series: Jericho
  • 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice. Together they learn that life and love can have as many twists and turns as a country road.


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As Good As Advertised

The setting for this book is the area where I was born and not far from where I now live. That was my original reason for risking a credit on 21 hour book. It is usually difficult to sustain interest in a book that long because there is often a lot of filler material in a book that long. There is some of that in this one but I'm glad I gave this selection a chance.
The twenty one hours went by much quicker than I thought they would because this is an excellent audiobook. This in spite of the fact that it took the two of them longer to make a move on each other than it has any couple thus far in the 21st century. The verbal sparring and repartee engaged in by Maddie and Syd as well as between David and Maddie is both witty and funny. I'm not sure how old the author is but the sexual banter between the two of them has all the wit and verve of a Three's Company episode. An excellent touch here is so much of the activities and dialogue of the people in a small mountain town that the author gets right. Far too often authors or narrators unfamiliar with the area try to shortcut getting right by assuming all southern towns, as well as all southern accents are the same. Well they're wrong; no matter how much they might believe Carroll O'Conner in 'The Heat of the Night' and Andy Griffith talk the same; they don't. Roma Jean Fremont the girl who continually falls down around Doctor Maddie Stevenson isn't fall down funny but is a nice little humorous aside.
This is one of the better audiobooks I've listened to for awhile; great story.
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- Me & My Girls "The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey"

Wanted a better narrator.

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This is my favorite of Ann McMan's books and I have read the kindle version many times. Sadly, the narrator was so badly matched to the story, I wasn't able to get past the second chapter before I turned it off. My two main complaints are that the main character's voices were too deep, and the overall skill level made the book feel cheap. With all due respect, I feel this story deserves a more talented narrator. The story itself is beautiful and well written. I highly recommend the kindle or paper versions.

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- Michele

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios