The Tomb That Ruth Built : Mickey Rawlings

  • by Troy Soos
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • Series: Mickey Rawlings
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mickey Rawlings is Back!
The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing to jazz, gangsters are selling bootleg liquor, and the New York Yankees are building a baseball dynasty. In 1923, Yankee Stadium opens and Babe Ruth is about to lead the team to its first world's championship. But the promising season gets off to an ominous start when the body of a murdered bootlegger is found buried in the new ballpark. Utility infielder Mickey Rawlings, in his first year with the Yankees, is called to investigate and soon gets caught in the crossfire of rival gangsters. The Tomb That Ruth Built is the seventh in Troy Soos's acclaimed Mickey Rawlings baseball mystery series.


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I loved it. Mickey Rawlings is a great series and a great story line, especially if you love baseball.

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- Paul Michael Rand

The Roaring Twenties, Baseball, and Murder

My favorite genre is mysteries and I enjoy baseball so I was excited to listen to this story. The main character is Mickey Rawlins, a utility infielder, who recently joined the New York Yankees. He is an all around good guy and management pairs him up with Babe Ruth in hopes the he can be a good influence on Ruth. Meanwhile, Yankee Stadium is just being completed and a dead body is found in one of the walls. That is not the kind of publicity the owner needs so Mickey is enlisted to investigate while trying to keep news of the murder from getting out to the public. Mickey just wants to play ball but realizes if he doesn't take on the job he won't see much playing time.

The story felt very historically correct to me. Prohibition is in full swing and there are plenty of gangsters around. The author definitely knows baseball and has done his research on the time and setting. I listened with my daughter in the car and did not experience any cringe worthy moments which I appreciate. Johnny Heller did a great job narrating. I felt his pacing was good and his voice was a comfortable fit for the story.

This is book 7 in the Mickey Rawlins series but it is a standalone story. I have not listened to any of the others but I enjoyed this one enough that I plan to. Mickey is getting up in age for a ballplayer. I would like to know what the future holds for he and his girlfriend Margie so I hope Mr. Soos writes book 8.

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.
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- Amaya Wake

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2015
  • Publisher: Common Mode Inc