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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,051 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharyn McCrumb Narrator: Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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A murdered 18th-century pioneer woman and a present-day escaped convict haunt the same Appalachian wilderness in McCrumb's multilayered mystery. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phoebe Kate Foster | 2/17/2014

    " I'm not a big fan of the crime/suspense variety, but this book transcends its genre to become literary fiction. It's character-driven rather than plot-driven and perfectly captures the feel of Appalachian Tennessee, where the past is as real as what's in the newspaper this morning. The author's style is lyrical and highly engaging, and she treats her characters and the cultural history of the region with sensitivity and respect. A truly outstanding and complex psychological novel that makes me want to read her other works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avary | 2/14/2014

    " Liked this book very well. Since finishing it, I've read Ballad of Frankie Silver, which I like better. She Walks . . . reminded me, of course, of Follow the River, which I read last year -- another woman who came home from indian captivity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 1/27/2014

    " Maybe her stronger books are the even numbered ones of this series. While I enjoyed the setting and the storylines, there was nothing that set this apart from the pack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting weaving of past and present. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/24/2014

    " A more complex book, in terms of point of view and narratival authority, than The Ballad of Frankie Silver. Good book, fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel C. | 1/20/2014

    " I'll admit to having been disappointed when McCrumb segued into her NASCAR books, but understand the desire to evolve. Of her many ballad books I loved this one most because of the way that she wove together the history, the mystery and the ghost stories. Beautifully written and a well made statement about women's roles in the past and present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 1/12/2014

    " I really enjoy McCrumb's humor, her Southern settings and her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 1/7/2014

    " Sharyn McCrumb weaves the appearance of a ghost from the 1700's with a story about present day (circa 1985) Appalachia woven again with a story 30 years old. So much I enjoyed in this story, the descriptions of the people and the trails and the folklore of North Carolina and Tennessee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 12/5/2013

    " Delicious ghost story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 11/20/2013

    " I think this is the best book in the Ballad Mystery Series that I've read so far (3rd book in the series and so the 3rd one I've read). I can't wait to read the next one, The Rosewood Casket. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qiana | 11/11/2013

    " This book was phenomenal! I was riveted until the end. It ended up being quite a few stories expertly intertwined with none panning out until the end of the book. This kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurean | 11/10/2013

    " McCrumbs storytelling is superb, and the story to be told was intriguing and suspenseful. Much more than a simple 'ghost story', I was drawn in by the rich fabric of the characters and the well woven spin with which McCrumb connects those characters...very much worth the time to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/10/2013

    " Really good book, I love all her books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Hensley | 4/23/2013

    " I grew up in Haywood County so I am very close to the settings in all of her books. i feel i personally knowall of her characters . She makes them come to life . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 3/17/2013

    " It was okay. I guess from living in this area myself, I wasn't all too impressed. The book did not really get good for me until toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/24/2013

    " A mix of past legend with modern mystery. Haunting and wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/6/2013

    " a book club selection through the local library; the author came to speak at the local community college "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi Levins | 10/4/2012

    " I love this book - the folklore information alone is worth the purchase price. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/5/2012

    " Incorporates the true story of Katie Wyler, a early settler who was kidnapped by the Shawnee Indians in 1789 ( her story is told in Follow The River) with a current day mystery in the Appalachia region. Love reading aobut my old stomping grounds - grew up in Virginia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/8/2012

    " Above average mystery driven more by deftly drawn characters and an incredible sense of place as by plot. Set in McCrumb's native Appalachia (the Smoky Mountains) she neither condescends to nor sentimentalizes her characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 5/27/2012

    " very cool Smokey Mountain mysteries and suspense... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 2/15/2012

    " The first few books in this series are fantastic, blending folk-lore, mystery, and excellent writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 12/29/2011

    " I love the area she writes about and it was a nice read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 My Two | 12/21/2011

    " Ok, another sort of historical fiction revolving around the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. During the settlement times before the civil war. Most of her novels are based on historical facts and women. Each chapter switches back and forth from present day fiction and history pseudo fiction... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/30/2011

    " Love Sharyn's ballad novels! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry | 9/22/2011

    " Seemingly divergent story lines that converge, naturally. Title comes from the song "The Long Black Veil" Good story telling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Alice | 4/18/2011

    " Love McCrumb. Her Ballad mysteries are top notch. Vivid characters and descriptions. She knows "these hills." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 4/16/2011

    " A mix of past legend with modern mystery. Haunting and wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/15/2011

    " A good read each character comes full circle in their lives and has closure of some form. Nice plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoDee | 4/1/2011

    " All of the Ballard mysteries are wonderful. I am enraptured by how they wrap the history of the area, and the characters, some with "the sight". A bit mystical, a bit romantic, whimsy and mystery-all the books in this series are addictive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 3/31/2011

    " very cool Smokey Mountain mysteries and suspense... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/26/2011

    " I picked up this book because I love the song She Walks These Hills. Then I discovered that McCrumb has a series of Ballad Mysteries set in the Ozarks with recurring characters. Nora Bonesteele. who has inherited the sight is my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauretta | 2/3/2011

    " One of my all time favorite books, and definitely (in my opinion) the best of the ballad series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/10/2011

    " Love McCrumb. Her Ballad mysteries are top notch. Vivid characters and descriptions. She knows "these hills." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qiana | 1/5/2011

    " This book was phenomenal! I was riveted until the end. It ended up being quite a few stories expertly intertwined with none panning out until the end of the book. This kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanie | 11/9/2010

    " Loved this book could not put it down "

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About the Author
Author Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosewood Casket, She Walks These Hills, The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, If I Ever Return, and many more acclaimed novels. Her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and she has been honored for Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature. Her awards include Best Appalachian Novel, the Agatha, and the Anthony as well as the Edgar Award and the Nero Award. McCrumb is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and holds an MA in English from Virginia Tech.

About the Narrator

Sally Darling, a graduate of Wellesley, made her professional debut as Anna in The King and I with members of the original Broadway cast. She worked with Katherine Houghton in a production of Murder in the Cathedral performed in the chapel at West Point Military Academy. As a director, she has workshopped productions of musicals slated for Broadway. She has directed numerous regional productions and has created several revues. She is also an acclaimed audiobook narrator.