River City Blues

  • by Ward Howarth
  • Narrated by Ward Paxton
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's early 1944 and Richmond, Virginia is a devil's paradise. Ration scams and police corruption are rampant while the inflated black market commands top dollar.
Detective Sergeant Bennie Sherwood, fresh off a soul-scarring tour of duty with the Marines, couldn't care less. His old man was recently murdered under suspect circumstances, and he's on a hunt for the truth.
But then an old friend is killed during a botched black market raid and Bennie is thrust onto a hellride through Richmond's underworld. Suddenly, he's at the front lines of a new kind of war, one that's played out in gentlemen's clubs and back alleys between tobacco kingpins and numbers runners.
It's a dark, twisted journey that will test Bennie's every limit, even as it gets him closer to the truth about his father...
Until, that is, he's framed for murder.
Now the subject of a citywide manhunt, Bennie must choose - disappear into the shadows and succumb to his fractured mind, or confront his darkest fears and root out the evil that has infested his city.

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Good audiobook

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook,the narration matches the plot and the feelings of the characters.


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was a nice listening.


What about Ward Paxton’s performance did you like?

Good narration.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The tg line would be that of the book.


Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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- Summer

History and mystery with noir feel

Any additional comments?

A good blend of historical Richmond as a backdrop for a scarred former WWII marine turned detective. Intriguing plot and characters that are well narrated make for a good listen. I would let listen to more from the author. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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- Jenniferk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2017
  • Publisher: Ward Howarth