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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Hunt Narrator: Richard Waterhouse Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781482983302
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To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving. When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson—a twentysomething husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start—finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed, vice-ridden former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue Pfalzgraf’s murderer (or murderers). Their search takes them into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and murder. Throw in a cowardly sheriff seeking reelection, a prominent local physician with a host of skeletons in his closet, and swirling rumors of an affair between the murder victim and an elusive Hollywood star, and you’ve got City of Saints, a mystery based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Richard Waterhouse portrays Oveson’s naïve fortitude with a gentle tone that reflects his Mormon ideals. Waterhouse’s simple, moderately-paced reading allows the listener to accept the unsullied ideals of the young deputy, even when he’s surrounded by the ugly realities of adultery and corruption, not to mention his foul-mouthed partner.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/14/2014

    " Mehhh. Creative crime storyline, but written as flat as a pancake. Skip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Howard | 12/27/2013

    " A decent murder mystery....the characters were OK "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lydia | 12/21/2013

    " Giving up. Bored me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren | 12/10/2013

    " An interesting fictionalized murder case based on an unsolved murder in 1930. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/30/2013

    " Very interesting time and place (1930's Salt LAke City) with a unique, everyday and flawed main character whom the reader cannot HELP really liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jakenv | 9/4/2013

    " Felt author was straining at times to create scene. Was interesting from perspective of those trying to solve crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 7/21/2013

    " This was a really smart caper! Came to terms by the middle-to-end with the narration too. Full review is pending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 7/8/2013

    " The author seemed to do his research about Salt Lake City in 1930. It felt like a real place and not someplace made up. I really liked the characters in this book. It was an enjoyable book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John McKenna | 6/14/2013

    " Historical fiction at it's best! Definitely one of the Best books of the Year on my list. Do yourself a favor and get to know Andrew Hunt and his works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2013

    " Very well written with an interesting and different setting. Can't wait for more from this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Wanderpolo | 12/22/2012

    " An entertaining story of a homicide investigation in 1930 Salt Lake City. I wish the writing had been better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rochelle | 12/17/2012

    " I'd give the story 4 stars...pretty interesting, but the language was such a turn-off for me....sigh. It's hard to find a decent book without it being full of vulgarity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Stoess | 11/29/2012

    " Interesting first novel. History of Salt Lake City and Utah in the 1930's is well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty Johnson | 11/18/2012

    " This is set in Salt Lake in the 1930's. The author mostly gets the culture right. I was not sure I liked the main character, but keep reading. If you are LDS, the supporting characters may speak and behave in ways that are offensive. By the end, I really liked the main character. "

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About the Narrator

Richard Waterhouse is an actor, teacher, director, and producer who is featured in the Hallmark Christmas classic Moonlight and Mistletoe and the independent feature Karl Rove, I Love You. He lives with his partner in Newbury, Vermont.