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The Life We Bury

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Allen Eskens

Narrated By: Zach Villa

Date: June 2015

Duration: 8 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Aided by his skeptical neighbor, Lila, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth. Thread by thread, he begins to unravel the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it's too late to escape the fallout?

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  • Karyn B.

    I felt the book started slow. I really wasn’t sure where the story line was going. Then I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down. So many twists that continuously kept you guessing.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed this book the story was excellent

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • January A.

    I absolutely loved listening to this book! Took me barely 48 hours to listen to it from beginning to end! I hated turning it off!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Cathy B.

    Ok 'read' this book far too quickly because I got so caught up in the story! It was a good story and well narrated. Highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Kristi G

    The novel was not a difficult read , will keep you engaged until the very last page

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Steve L

    Very slow and predictable. skipped chapters and didn't lose the story. narrator was irritating as well. Avoid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    loved this book!! The narrator did a great job at portraying each character and the emotions felt!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Susan O.

    Loved the book and the narrator was perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Really good book. It has a bit of everything: suspense, action, wit, life lessons, family bonds, budding romance, and a little Vietnam War history thrown in. Each character has their own mystery that they bring to the story, so it keeps you guessing while trying to figure out the main mystery. The narrator does a great job.

  • Sheila L

    This book surprised me in that I didn't lose interest at any point. The storyline was exceptionally good. It had enough twists to keep me guessing, yet not so many that I got tired of the author making another turn, trying too hard to make it more than it needed to be. Instead, this author stuck with the storyline, an engrossing and suspenseful one at that, and kept me listening. I especially liked that there wasn't the typical romantic side storyline(s) going on. Money well spent on this audiobook... one worth the investment!

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