Red Knife : Cork O'Connor

  • by William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by Buck Schirner
  • Series: Cork O'Connor
  • 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose.When the head of the Red Boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, white against red.Both sides look to Cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders. A former sheriff, Cork has lived, fought, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm. He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do.Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds. As the unspeakable unfolds in the remote and beautiful place he calls home, Cork is forced to confront the horrific truth: Violence is a beast that cannot be contained.In Red Knife, Krueger gives his listeners a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, as well as a sensitive look at the secrets we keep from even those closest to us - and the destructive nature of all that is left unsaid between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, friends and lovers.

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What the Critics Say

"Simply and elegantly told, this sad story of loyalty and honor, corruption and hatred, hauntingly carves utterly convincing characters, both red and white, into the consciousness." (Publishers Weekly)

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BAD CHOICE AS NARRATOR

Consistency, Continuity, Talent with Voices.
When signing a narrator for a series, the author or his agent should actually listen to the candidates. Folks that read series become accustomed to the narrator's interpretation of the work and changing mid-stream in this occasionally engaging story line simply ruined it for me. Mr. Schiner is particularly bad at simulating female voices and this alone left me nonplussed and a bit angry, two emotions that most authors would rather avoid.
Shame on you, Krueger! This series is a bit thin and ponderous to begin with and this faux pas may spell an early end to my Cork O'Connor patronage.
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- FRITZ STOOP

Bad Reader

I throughly enjoyed the first 5 in this series and was prepared to enjoy this one until I heard Schimer trying to tell the story. He has a fine reading voice but can not do the female parts and makes the book unlistenable. Why the producer picked him for a book requiring more versitility is very hard to understand.
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- W.Denis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio