Blood of the Prodigal : Amish-Country Mysteries

  • by P. L. Gaus
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • Series: Amish-Country Mysteries
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.
In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English", who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.
When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones".


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Customer Reviews

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A Solid 4 for kids

I don't know if the author intended this series for kids but it should work well for murder mystery (without explicit violence) buffs up to the age of 15, give or take a year. Adults may want to pass as characters are thinly drawn and procedural details in all disciplines are lacking.
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- Greg


What did you like best about Blood of the Prodigal? What did you like least?

I was interested to read a story set in Holmes County, Ohio, a beautiful part of the country. Unfortunately, it is poorly written.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration seems rapid and flat. The occasional dramatic moments are overplayed.

Any additional comments?

I won't choose more in this series. The plot is thin. The treatment of the Amish is respectful, but seems superficial, repetitious, and preachy. The author's favorite narrative device -- one or another character suddenly feels that he or she is missing something -- is overused.

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- D. A. Smith "dsmitmn"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio