The Ranger : Quinn Colson

  • by Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • Series: Quinn Colson
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed, award-winning author comes an extraordinary new series about a real hero and the real Deep South.
Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home - but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead - a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Colson to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least, about himself. And once the truth is discovered, there is no turning back.

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What the Critics Say

"With terrific, inflected characters, and a dark, subtle sense of place and history, The Ranger is an exceptional novel." (John Sandford)
"One of the best crime writers at work today." (Michael Connelly)
In Colson, Atkins has created a compelling character, a coolly intelligent man who brings both the rare abilities of Special Ops training and a wider experience of the world to his festering little hometown. The plot feels mean and speedy...and the language echoes with the influences of Faulkner and Chandler but finds its own strong voice." (St. Petersburg Times)

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A New Favorite

I had not heard about Ace Atkins or Jeff Woodman before I saw this listing on Audible. I thought I may as well give it a try so I downloaded it. Once I started "The Ranger", I had trouble turning it off and walking away. Ace Atkins crafts a story that hold you and makes you want to hear more while Jeff Woodman does an outstanting job with the narration. I can hardly wait for the next one to come out. I can believe I found a New Favorite!
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- Gary

A interesting story, fast moving, an easy listen

Would you listen to The Ranger again? Why?

It's one I might come back to if I had some time on my hands and no good newer books available.


What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

Jeff Woodman's reading was easy to listen to. He does a nice job on different voices for the characters so they are recognizable.


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- Kennard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios