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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bobby Cole Narrator: Jeremy Arthur Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jake Crosby Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469243139
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Jake Crosby’s nine-year-old daughter Katy is pure tomboy, and her dad couldn’t be happier. Since she was old enough to walk, Katy has shared Jake’s love of the outdoors, taking to hunting and fishing as quickly as other kids take to baseball or bike-riding. As he packs the truck for a spring turkey hunt, he vows to savor the time with his little girl. But Jake’s hopes for an idyllic weekend are shattered when a band of drug dealers attempts to break into the Crosbys’ remote hunting camp.

Desperate to protect his daughter, Jake makes a violent and gut-wrenching decision. His quick thinking enables him and Katy to escape the camp and flee into the Noxubee River swamp. The bloodthirsty criminals are hot on their trail, however, and no one, no matter how innocent, will get in the way of their vengeance. As their treacherous game of cat and mouse winds deeper into the wilderness, Jake must face the fact that not everyone will come out of the swamp alive—but he will do whatever is necessary to make sure that Katy does.

Taut and engrossing, The Dummy Line is the riveting tale of an ordinary man pushed to extraordinary lengths to protect his only child…and those for whom he feels responsible. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A story you won't be able to put down until you finish the last page.”

    Outdoor Life

  • “Cole is a strong writer, whose fast-paced narrative moves with ease between characters and scenes.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicky Morris | 2/12/2014

    " Better than I thought. Male author so some of the details were lacking but overall good plot. I expected more from a southern naturalist when it comes to writing about the outdoors, but nevertheless, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lolette | 2/11/2014

    " First book for this author. Fast paced, couldn't put it down. Have to read the sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/30/2014

    " Not bad... nothing special but was entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Cabrera | 1/26/2014

    " Great book. Nonstop action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Hurley | 1/26/2014

    " Decent story, but the writing was very poor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Haugen | 1/18/2014

    " Reads like a true crime novel, more a recitation than a suspense / thriller novel, but it's readable. It is interesting to think about how you would handle the situation if you were the police or any of the victims. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz Keegans | 1/14/2014

    " A good first book but a so-so read. Very keystone "copesque-like" meets the black sheep version of the Beverly Hillbillies then.......it ends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markandcameo Hasselman | 1/11/2014

    " The Dummy Line is filled with suspense and edge of your seat action. Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down and for the author's first book it was a pleasant surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 1/11/2014

    " Nothing too deep here. It picks up speed quickly and keeps you interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly alvarado | 1/7/2014

    " Quick tense read. I think its pretty lightweight but it felt like a palette cleanser for me, a book I read in between heavy books. Simple story, good characters and crisp, no nonsense writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 1/6/2014

    " Not much flower, but fast-paced fun action. if you're looking for a fun, quick read pick it up. Sure to be a great movie if it isn't. already in the works. If not, I call dibs. That's legal,right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary F | 12/22/2013

    " Absolutely one of the best thrillers I have read in years. Awesome mix of characters and really smooth writing style. This book is an amazing debut for Cole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Weber | 12/3/2013

    " Not great writing but very suspenseful. Couldn't put it down at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 11/14/2013

    " I could not put this book down. Action, mystery, thriller and a little romance All rolled into one. Really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 11/4/2013

    " Started out pretty gruesome and I actually recoiled in horror at one point. It was much tamer after that bit and I sort of feel the author took the easy, less horrific way out. I'm sort of glad he did but perhaps the plot suffered for that and turned it into a fairly predictable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 10/6/2013

    " It was ok... gotta quit getting suckered into the amazon deal of the day books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Koller | 8/25/2013

    " Bobby Cole's first novel, good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean Heitman | 8/3/2013

    " If you liked Deliverance you will like this. Violent and intense book that will keep you up to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 5/31/2013

    " I couldn't put it down! Finished it in one lazy Saturday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliemae | 5/27/2013

    " Wow! I truly enjoyed this book! Couldn't stop myself. Read it in one day. Great story, great characters, no dull stretches. Thank you Mr. Cole! Wow! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angel Jowers | 4/14/2013

    " This was an easy read but not a "re-read" for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Smith | 4/5/2013

    " It was a very good book. Just make sure if you if have someone young read it, they are mature enough to understand some of the stuff in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 3/24/2013

    " Excellent read. The book caught my attention and was thrilling the whole way through. Quick read as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Warriner | 3/20/2013

    " Slightly predictable story but very fast paced and kept me interested to the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wolverinefactor | 2/17/2013

    " Decent debut novel. Too many POV's, most not interesting. Seems to be a more common flaw in more recent novels. This one feels very disjointed. If you're following the good folks you know where they are so watch the bad guys and cops hunt them all just doesn't work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina Oscarson | 1/16/2013

    " quick and exciting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 1/15/2013

    " Not the usual book for me, but enjoyed a book from male perspective for a change. Action throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Stanley | 12/16/2012

    " This has been my all time favorite book for many years :) "

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About the Author
Bobby Cole is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and president of Mossy Oak BioLogic. He is an avid wildlife manager and hunter and supporter of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. Cole is the author of four novels: The Dummy Line, Moon Underfoot, The Rented Mule, and Old Money. He lives with his wife and daughter in West Point, Mississippi.
About the Narrator

Jeremy Arthur is an audiobook narrator. His readings include Power Foods for the Brain by Dr. Neal Barnard, Thoughtful by S. C. Stephens, Strange Fates by Marlene Perez, and Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford, among others.