Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Well-Read Commuter Reviews The Ravens

The Ravens
By: George Dawes Green
Narrated By: Maggi Meg Reed & Robert Petkoff

What Is This Book About:
When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko drive into the small town of Brunswick , Georgia, their only thought is to fix their car's leaky right tire and continue on to Key West, Florida, away from their dead-end jobs as computer technicians in Ohio. But when Shaw discovers that the 318 million dollar Georgia State Lottery has just been claimed by an ordinary Georgia family, he sees an opportunity - he and Romeo will blackmail the Boatwright family for half their winnings and ditch their deadbeat lives for good.

What Did You Think About This Book:
I thought the concept of this book was so interesting. The Boatwright family is barely hanging on in a house that is about to be foreclosed on and then their fortunes change. Overnight they are the winners of the 318 million dollar lottery. However, two grifters have turned their lives upside down and not only is winning the lottery the worst thing that has ever happened to them, they might no live long enough to collect their winnings. The adrenaline flows right up to the end of this book as the story smashes the normal flow of a story, refusing to taper off a t the end and leave the reader with a nice, neat package. Like the Boatwright family who is being held captive, the reader will also have no idea what Shaw and Romeo have in store through the unpredictable twists and turns. This is not your average crime story. A fantastic read and the audio book is a treasure with dual narration by the seasoned voices of Maggi Meg Reed and Robert Petkoff.

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