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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,879 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharyn McCrumb Narrator: Sharyn McCrumb Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One hundred years after a woman is hanged, the search for justice reveals a story of simple faith, obsession, and murder. In 1832, an 18-year-old Frankie Silver was charged with murdering her young husband. In 1833, she became the first woman in the state of North Carolina to be hanged for murder. But was she guilty? More than 100 later, Tennessee sheriff Spencer Arrowood is determined to reveal the truth behind this unanswered question.

The Ballad of Frankie Silver flawlessly weaves past and present, truth and fiction, folklore and legend in a spellbinding story that sweeps from the drawing rooms of early aristocracy to the ruins of a one-room cabin deep in the Appalachian wilderness...from a 19th-century courtroom and the infamous Hanging Oak of cold, bare room where a final jolt for modern justice is delivered. 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 by Gina | 2/10/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time. Story moves between past and present, slowly uncovering the true story of what happened to Frankie. I read the book in 2003 and I still think about it today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeanette | 2/8/2014

    " There is not always justice in our world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tracy | 1/31/2014

    " This was a fantastic, multi-layered mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 1/25/2014

    " I love this book. It was a summer reading for our school, and the author visited our school, but the kids never connected to this book. It's actually two stories in one: Frankie who is hanged in the 1830's for killing her husband and Harkrider in modern times who is being executed for killing two hikers on the Appalachian trail. I loved the multiple voices, the way the book makes me think about who we choose to execute and why (definitely shows racism, etc.). The book is crafted well. "

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