Narrator: John Chancer
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on March 10, 2015
Length: 13 hours, 52 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?
Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of his gang. Five million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.
For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by fellow inmates and prison guards, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.
Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.
Audie Campbell escapes from prison on the eve of his release after having served ten years behind bars. What follows next is his odyssey to an ultimate goal where only he is privy to knowing.
The story juxtaposes the past and present in a fairly unique way. It’s delivered more topically than chronologically, making it more difficult to follow but tons more interesting. There were many questions to be answered and having them revealed strategically served the story very well.
I enjoyed the story and was often pretty tense as Audie faced some brutal situations and people. I also liked that some of the heroes were unconventional and while it wasn’t the ending I was expecting, it still was satisfying. The narrator was outstanding, bringing a well written story to life with perfect timing and outstanding character distinction.