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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. L. Gaus Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amish-Country Mystery Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9780449009307
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Amid a whirlwind of drugs, sex, and other temptations of the “English” world, a group of Amish teenagers on their Rumschpringe test the limits of their parents’ religion to the breaking point. The murder of one and the abduction of another challenge Professor Michael Branden as he confronts the communal fear that the young people can never be brought home safely. Along with Holmes County Sheriff Bruce Robertson and Pastor Cal Troyer, Professor Branden works against the clock to find a murderer and a kidnapper, and to break a drug ring operating in the county, determined, wherever the trail may lead him, to restore the shattered community. In his desperate search, Branden struggles with the reluctance of the Amish to trust the law to help them find the answers to their problems. In A Prayer for the Night, his fifth Ohio Amish Mystery, P. L. Gaus deftly balances the pace and practices of Amish life in northern Ohio against the unfolding urgency of a hostage situation. As Gaus has proven before, the mystery gains from its exploration of the ever-widening chasm between the traditional life of the Amish people and their interaction with the outside world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 9/20/2013

    " This is a mystery set among the Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio. It's a quick read. The writing shows knowledge and insight into the Amish way of thinking, which adds some depth to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hanscom | 8/6/2013

    " Maybe even a little more. This is the 5th in a series, and it is probably the best so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 7/23/2013

    " This account of adolescent rebellion among Amish youth seemed wildly exaggerated and improbable to me, though I assume the author would have checked his facts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandy | 7/7/2013

    " Amish teen-agers mixed up in a drug ring in the Millersburg, Ohio area. Not a very good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/7/2013

    " The P L Gaus Ohio Amish Mystery series is published by Ohio Univesity (where I work) so I believe I've read all of them. Its fun to see place names you recognize. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Plonka | 1/27/2013

    " not the best in the series, but it shows some of the modern day stresses that Amish teenagers face when they have to decide to remain Amish or to live in the "English" world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie Brazeau | 9/11/2012

    " Choices. We all make them every day. Some good...some not so good but each will affect the outcome of our life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/15/2012

    " Want to finish this series "

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About the Author

P. L. Gaus was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, for over thirty years.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.