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

Throat literally ached at the finish

If you could sum up The Dropper in three words, what would they be?

Wrenches warmed heart


What about Ron McLarty’s performance did you like?

To the tee, heart-felt, committed, engaged


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The finish


Any additional comments?

Why can't I give it six stars? Ron, I want you to keep writing -- you are only getting better, and you started off aces...

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- SCOTT

Book Details

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