The Death Factory : Penn Cage

  • by Greg Iles
  • Narrated by David Ledoux
  • Series: Penn Cage
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Greg Iles comes an original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from his new novel, Natchez Burning.
When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request - keeping his secrets for another day.
The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory", which sent more killers to death row than any other in America. While Penn cares for his ailing wife, a tormented forensic technician brings him evidence of a crime lab in chaos, throwing past convictions into doubt and begging Penn to prevent an imminent travesty of justice. With the desperation of a man fighting death in his own home, Penn must find a way to bring the machinery of the death factory to a halt.
Included here is an extended sneak preview of Natchez Burning, the first installment in an epic trilogy featuring Penn Cage.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nice short story

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

I liked this one, but found it too short for the money.


What about David Ledoux’s performance did you like?

Some reviewers have panned David compared to Dick Hill. I thought he held his own, and may fit the pace and style of Iles' books better.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and since it is so short, I almost did.


Any additional comments?

While this was priced at somewhat of a discount compared to full length books, it still costs a full credit. If it had cost about $5, I would have been completely satisfied.

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- Michael

Exposition?

This novella seems like just exposition for the next story. I enjoyed how clever of the story was told, through a discussion between Penn and his uncle in the car. It makes me interested in how this story that Penn tells his uncle will be woven into the next novel. The narrator is different from the other novels, and has a hard time distinguishing voices for the different characters so you really have to listen hard to keep the dialogue straight.
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- Kandi P.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio