The Dropper

  • by Ron McLarty
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the death of his mother, Albert "Shoe" Horn is left to provide for his alcoholic father and look after his younger brother Bobby - a teenager with the mind of a child. After Shoe inadvertently kills a man in a fight, he must try to balance the need to protect his brother and his desire to protect himself. Shoe's story unfolds against the 1922 union strikes in England, as he must choose between living his father's life, with his brother, or a new life in America, alone.

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You can't pass McLarty by!

Ron McLarty is a talented writer and narrator. I was first introduced to his work in Memory of Running. If you haven't listened to Memory of Running, you need to listen to that audio book next. It's amazing. This book isn't Memory of Running, but it McLarty through and through. He establishes characters that you care about and he takes them through a journey that isn't very typical. You don't always know where he's going, but you enjoy the trip. The Dropper is a bit different because you're not sure what the title is about, but you eventually find out in a story that is very intriguing. I'm a McLarty fan, and I'll listen to everything he's does. He's a great writer, and I highly recommend The Dropper as well as his other books.
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- William

Don't bother -

Loved his first book, but not this one. I wouldn't bother - no character to like, and I am still not sure if there was a story.
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- S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio