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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 Ree Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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About the Author
Author George Dawes Green

George Dawes Green is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Caveman’s Valentine, as well as a poet whose work has appeared in the Ontario Review, Carolina Quarterly, and other literary publications. He lives in Key West, Florida.