The Illusion of Simple Audiobook, by Charles Forrest Jones
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Author: Charles Forrest Jones Narrator: Chris Henry Coffey Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: May 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705064238

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In a dry Kansas riverbed, a troop of young girls finds a human hand. This discovery leads Billy Spire, the tough and broken sheriff of Ewing County, to investigate and confront the depths of his community and of himself: the racism, the dying economy, the lies and truths of friendship, grievances of the past and present, and even his own injured marriage.

But like any town where people still breathe, there is also love and hope and the possibility of redemption. To flyover folks, Ewing County appears nothing more than a handful of empty streets amid crop circles and the meandering, depleted Arkansas River. But the truth of this place—the interwoven lives and stories—is anything but simple.

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  • “Jones reveals a rural community riven by sins and secrets. A dusty, dark novel full of twists and turns, grief and regret…and hope.”

    - J. Todd Scott, author of Lost River

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About the Author

Charles Forrest Jones is former director of the Kansas University Public Management Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

About the Narrator

Chris Henry Coffey is a film and television actor known for his role in David Schwimmer’s film, Trust. He has also had roles on Broadway, including the play Bronx Bombers. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.