Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir Audiobook, by Beverly Lowry Play Audiobook Sample

Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir Audiobook

Crossed Over: A Murder, A Memoir Audiobook, by Beverly Lowry Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kate Mulligan Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798212187503

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Longest Chapter Length:

52:21 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:10 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

14:17 minutes

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The novelist Beverly Lowry was mourning her son’s death in a hit-and-run accident when she came across a newspaper story about Karla Faye Tucker, the infamous Houston murderer who was then on death row. The article captured Tucker’s innocent beauty, the stunning brutality of her crimes—committed with a pickaxe—and the stories of her spiritual awakening on death row. Struck by these apparent contradictions, Lowry found herself inexplicably drawn to Tucker, who some ten years later would become the first woman to be executed in Texas since 1863.

Lowry eventually began to visit Tucker in prison, and over the course of several years she listened to the tragic story of her life before the murders and, in turn, told Karla Faye about her own life and the life and death of her son Peter. Crossed Over is a memoir of this time, a moving account of an unlikely but profound and genuine friendship created in the confines of a visiting room on death row. Now with a new foreword that recounts Tucker’s last days and Lowry’s experiences at her execution, Crossed Over is also an intimate portrait of a life gone tragically awry and then redeemed behind bars.

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“[An] extraordinary book…about redemption, about how one superlatively messed up girl…went straight. Just in time to die.”

— The Denver Post 


  • “Immensely disturbing…Offers us a vision of other lives–lives that, like it or not, we are unable to forget.”

    — The New York Times Book Review
  • “Undeniably gripping. No reader is going to forget it overnight.”

    — The Houston Post
  • “A tremendous literary achievement…Lowry’s power of empathy is astonishing”

    — LA Time Book Review

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About Beverly Lowry

Beverly Lowry is the author of several novels and several works of nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Mississippi Review, Granta, and many other publications. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

About Kate Mulligan

Kate Mulligan has acted with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for more than ten seasons in productions including Hairspray, Alice in Wonderland, and Sense and Sensibility. Her film and television work includes Being John Malkovich and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.