Sunset and Sawdust

  • by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by Deborah Marlow
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sunset Jones has just killed her husband. Never mind that he was raping her. Pete Jones was constable of a small sawmill settlement called Camp Rapture where no woman refuses her husband. So everyone is angrily surprised when, thanks to the amazing understanding of her mother-in-law (who owns three-quarters of the mill) Sunset becomes the new constable and begins to investigate the murders of a woman and unborn baby in which her late husband might be implicated. Yet, no one is more surprised than Sunset when the murders lead her, through a labyrinth of greed, corruption, and unspeakable malice, not only to the conclusion of the case, but to a well of inner strength she never knew she had.


What the Critics Say

"The book opens with a cyclone, ends with a plague of grasshoppers and in between there's insanity, extreme violence, sex, grotesques aplenty and an excellent dog. What's not to like?" (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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If I could give this book 6 stars I would. It's an amazing story - some of it a bit "fantasy" but overall a very good tale. And the narrator was incredibly good. I've been with Audible for a year and this is the best one I've read yet.
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- Samantha


As with all of Joe's books that I've read, this was a top-notch story told with a "from the hip" style that draws you in and keeps you on your toes with twists that sneak up on you - there are clues and you may even figure out the gist of it but there's almost always some little something you've overlooked - some thread that helps tie it all together that much tighter that you overlooked even though the clue was sitting there to be seen.

And Joe is great at transporting the reader to a different time and place. It's not always a comfortable time or place and it's not always prett but it's always a fun ride that you're not quite ready to leave when it's run its course.
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- Michael E. Casto

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape