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

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Should be sold for $1.99, not $14/ 1 credit

When I learned that Greg Iles had a new novel, Natchez Burning, I eagerly purchased it, but then saw that there was a companion novella, "Penn Cage Book 3.5", and felt I would be missing out on continuity if I didn't purchase that, first. I wasted an entire credit on it, and now I have asked Audible to return that credit to me.

The narrator is blah (JUST shy of offensive), the story sad and meandering and doesn't GO ANYWHERE. As a teaser for the next novel, maybe it helps, but as another reviewer wrote, he enjoyed "Natchez Burning" just fine without it. I wasted a precious credit (waiting for that to be returned) and 3 hours that I can't get back.
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- Wild Wise Woman "WildWiseWoman"

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 "Mike Grayson"

Book Details

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