The Revenge of John W

  • by Joe Corso
  • Narrated by William Bottoms
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dirt poor mother and her son who's only possession - their property is desired by an evil man. His lust for wealth drives him to stop at nothing to obtain it - causing a grieving mother the fear of never seeing her only son again. A prison in the desert which has been closed for over a half century is mysteriously reopened, but for what purpose?
Why was the boy taken from his mother and the girl he loves - will he ever see them again? Why does Jack McCormack covet John W's worthless property so aggressively? The prison has a 100 year old secret - with a skeletal sentinel watching over it. Who is he, and why is he there? These are part of the tantalizing clues that help make The Revenge of John W a book you won't want to stop listening to.

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Really wanted it to be good

What disappointed you about The Revenge of John W?

The most disappointing part is the the first 1/3 of the book is really good then the last 2/3 was boring.


Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Corso again?

Most likely No


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Bottoms?

NO rough voice for my taste, I listen to books for hours at a time and found I kept having to stop.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment


Any additional comments?

I would just pass on this book if you have ever read The Count of Monte Cristo or just get the The Count of Monte Cristo.

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- Rich0

Revenge is best served in person

Written by Joe Corso and read by William Bottoms. 
A young man John W. lives with his parents and helps his father farm their Arizona farmland. The family barely gets by as it takes everything the two men have to make the farm profitable enough to make the mortgage payments.

The story starts with the death of John's father and the mortgage holder trying to find a way not to repossess the land since John cannot work the land alone. 

The mortgage holder finds a way to help John W. and his mother by trading the equity in their land for a small piece of desert land that they would own completely. 

Throughout the story John W. makes the best of his situations and becomes a successful young man. His success brings him to the attention of a ruthless businessman who wants John out of the way.

John spends the next 6 years dealing with the effects of one corrupt business man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

The Revenge of John W. is an outstanding story of how honesty and hard work can beat the odds, even when the deck is stacked against you. 

The only issue I had with this audiobook was the performance of William Bottoms. His narration is very slow, to the point that I wanted to turn the speed up on my audible app. Also his inability to create memorable voices became a distraction from the story. But even that is not enough to degrade this story.

Stretch your imagination and accept that miricles can happen and enjoy this Joe Corso original.
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- PerryMartinBookReviews

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: Corsobooks