The Devil's Punchbowl : Penn Cage

  • by Greg Iles
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Penn Cage
  • 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind. But one boat isn't like the others. Rumor has it that the Magnolia Queen has found a way to pull the big players from Las Vegas to its Mississippi backwater. And with them - on sleek private jets that slip in and out of town like whispers in the night - come pro football players, rap stars, and international gamblers, all sharing an unquenchable taste for one thing: blood sport - and the dark vices that go with it. When a childhood friend of Penn's who brings him evidence of these crimes is brutally murdered, he begins a quest to find the men responsible. But the local authorities have been corrupted by the money and power of his hidden enemy and, with his family's lives at stake, Penn realizes his only allies are those bound to him by blood or honor.Together they must defeat a killer who has an almost preternatural ability to anticipate - and counter - their every move. Ultimately, victory will depend on a bold stroke that will leave one of Penn's allies dead - and Natchez changed forever.

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Great Story - Terrible Narration

This is a great story and I think that I would have enjoyed it much more had I read it. The narrator utilizes the most extreme southern accent for the lead character . I live in Mississippi and have not heard that accent for 40 years. It sounds like Foghorn Leghorn. Mr. Hill can do a good job, but he laid this one on a little too thick.
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- Titus "Sylvia & Al Moody"

Worst Narration/Good Story

This has to be the worst narration I have ever heard. I will never purchase another audible download with this narrator. The book itself was very entertaining. I stopped listening after chapter 5 and went out and purchased the book. Not as great a story as Greg Isles is famous for but entertaining and worth a listen.
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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio