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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (938 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Dawes Green Narrator: Robert Petkoff, Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko drive into the small town of Brunswick, Georgia, their only thought is to fix their car's leaky right tire and continue on to Key West, Florida, away from their dead-end jobs as computer technicians in Ohio.

But when Shaw discovers that the $318 million Georgia State Lottery has just been claimed by an ordinary Georgia family, he sees an opportunity - he and Romeo will blackmail the Boatwright family for half their winnings and ditch their deadbeat lives for good.

Disguised as a state lottery representative, Shaw enters the Boatwright's home and holds the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the town, staking out the homes of the family's loved ones, should the Boatwrights refuse to comply with their demands. But Shaw isn't your average criminal out to make a quick buck. Instead, he has a grand messianic vision and he'll stop at nothing to see it through -- and soon, the Boatwrights find themselves living a Flannery O'Connor American nightmare from which they can't properly awaken.

At once frightening, comic, and suspenseful, Ravens is a wholly original and utterly compelling novel from one of our most talented writers. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 2/14/2014

    " Can you like a book and hate it at the same time? This book is a quick read and I really liked the characters. But, come on, why didn't they try to escape the grips of Shaw? I've read that it is about Stockholm Syndrome, where you identify with your captures, but if that is the premise it wasn't developed well . . . I had to read a review to figure it out. And does Stockholm Syndrome happen over night like in this book? I liked the whole idea, but so much of the plot is unbelievable. For example, Shaw and Romeo are leaving it all behind, so how did Romeo find everything he needed to bug the Boatwright's computer so quickly? Also, Shaw and Romeo seem to know the town inside and out even though they have never been there before. If they are such quick learners and so computer smart, they should have done a better job scamming the Boatwrights. Finally, why was the book called "Ravens"? I guess I need to read more reviews to find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/11/2014

    " It took me 2 years to finish this book. It was a "read in the bathroom" book. If it had been good, I'd have taken it out of the bathroom and read it through. This one, however, was not interesting enough that I wanted to read more than a paragraph at a time. Meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Msiclari | 1/23/2014

    " Scary enough to make me never want to win the lottery1 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/17/2014

    " I've wanted to read this for a long time. I got a preview of it years ago and got way pumped up for it. Overall, it didn't let me down. It was a pretty good read. The problem was that reality was suspended a bit much for me. Don't get me wrong, I know it's fiction and I can suspend reality with the best of them. However when your family is being held captive and the guy holding you leaves you all alone while he goes to visit someone else, other family member or not, across town, why would you not call the police while he was gone? Even run, drive away. That happened too frequently in the book. Plus I think the author gave up on the ending. He had a good idea, but he was just done writing or something. Way to quick! Overall though a good read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 mom2wah | 1/14/2014

    " I stopped reading at about 100 pages as the languages was bad. Alot of the "F" bomb and other curse words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyd | 1/13/2014

    " I am going off a Stephen King picks best of 2009. So far not extremely impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Columbus | 1/5/2014

    " I'm really looking forward to the release of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alang | 12/20/2013

    " Enjoyable rollercoaster of a book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.lyon | 12/6/2013

    " One of the best endings I've read in years "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monnette | 10/25/2013

    " what a twisted book. i've read better but the idea here was good. that's all i have to say. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 6/4/2013

    " I stopped reading this book after about 60 pages. Seems well written and a reasonable story line. I just wasn't in the mood for the story and the creepy bad guy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 3/4/2013

    " Terrible. Only finished so that I could accurately rate it a 1. Does the world really need another book about a loser primary character who thinks he has the right to take hostage a family who has won the lottery, and control them heart, mind and wallet through violence with no remorse? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 1/14/2013

    " This book was like reading an extended Criminal Minds script. Blechhhh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 11/4/2012

    " This book was messed up. I don't know what is worse. That someone thought of these twisted characters or that I kept reading about them. Ethically complicated psychological thriller...in places overdeveloped and in others underdeveloped. But overall an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 9/9/2012

    " dark humor and unusual observations about modern light "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deeanne | 8/20/2012

    " Not the thriller I expected. Very dark "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary-ann Nossent | 5/15/2012

    " I only finished this book because I hate not finishing a book. Not one I could recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 1/15/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. (2.75/5) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/3/2011

    " Started the book on 2-20-13 and finished on 2-22-13. I was in a hurry to find out how it ended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyna | 7/26/2011

    " I couldn't wait to get back to this book every night. Very fast-paced, which looking back on it, is a bit odd since most of the book focuses more on human interaction/relationships than it does the actual plot. Good read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 William Hochmuth | 5/17/2011

    " Pretty stupid. I gave up after 50 pages. Characters just seemed too dumb and the story too unrealistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 4/27/2011

    " strange book. well written but not my favourite read of the year so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alang | 3/4/2011

    " Enjoyable rollercoaster of a book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/28/2011

    " Very good read, interesting characters, holds interest, hard to put down. I like books with short chapters, you tell yourself I'll just go to the next chapter and take a break but the next chapter is only a few pages so you just keep going! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 1/2/2011

    " C. also predictable, which i should have predicted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vi | 1/1/2011

    " I really was entertained by this book. I was able to picture each scene and character in my mind. It had a few surprises that I liked.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 12/19/2010

    " Couldn't find any characters to root for in this story. Found myself just trying to finish the book. However, I'm glad I did because the ending was somewhat satisfying. Not a terrible read, but not terribly good either. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 12/1/2010

    " I just couldn't get into this book, the plot was frustrating and seemed unrealistic, and all of the characters were despicable. It's odd because I really enjoyed The Juror, and Caveman's Valentine. Will try again at a future date. "

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About the Author
Author George Dawes GreenGeorge Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.