The Right Side of Wrong Audiobook, by Reavis Z. Wortham Play Audiobook Sample

The Right Side of Wrong Audiobook

The Right Side of Wrong Audiobook, by Reavis Z. Wortham Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Traber Burns Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Red River Mysteries Release Date: July 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481595162

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Longest Chapter Length:

24:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

44 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:45 minutes

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In 1965 Constable Cody Parker's frightening dreams of gathering storm clouds for the tight-knit Parker family from Center Springs, Texas, proved accurate. Cody is ambushed and nearly killed on a lonely country road during an unusually heavy snowfall. With that attack, the locals fear that a disturbed murderer "the Skinner" has returned to their community.

While his nephew recovers, Constable Ned Parker struggles to connect a seemingly unrelated series of murders. As the summer of 1966 approaches, rock and roll evolves to reflect the increasing unrest in the country, and the people of northeast Texas wonder why their once peaceful community has suddenly become a dangerous place to live. Ned's preteen grandchildren, Top and Pepper, are underfoot at every turn. The two lawmen, along with the Deputy John Washington, cross paths with many colorful citizens, including cranky old Judge O. C. Rains, the jittery farmer Isaac Reader, and the Wilson boys, Ty Cobb and Jimmy Foxx. And then there's the arrival in their small community of a mysterious old man named Tom Bell.

Now recovered, Cody decides to follow his main suspect across the Rio Grande and into Mexico. Ned understands that to save his nephew, he will have to cross more than a river—he will have to cross over to the right side of wrong.

Humor, suspense, horror, precognition, and life in the tumultuous 1960s all play a part in the solving of this mystery. 

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“Traber Burns’ gravelly voice works well with the author’s colorful characters. Giving stern voice to the lawmen, exuberance to the Parker children, and authentic Mexican accents to the prison guards and families, Burns demonstrates the wide vocal range this sweeping installment deserves.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Wortham’s third entry in his addictive Texas procedural set in the 1960s is a deceptively meandering tale of family and country life bookended by a dramatic opening and conclusion. C. J. Box fans would like this title; for the Texas storyteller frame, pair it up with Milton T. Burton.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Readers will want to see a lot more of the (mostly) law-abiding Parker clan.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A very good mystery that will also transport readers to a different era.”

    — Booklist
  • “Reavis Z. Wortham has masterfully reinvented the true meaning of ‘heart pounding’ by bringing fears to life right where we live. You’ll burn through the pages of The Right Side Of Wrong from the first bone-chilling page.”

    — Sandra Brannan, author of the Liv Bergen Mystery Series

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About Reavis Z. Wortham

Reavis Z. Wortham, as a boy, hunted and fished the river bottoms near Chicota, Texas, the inspiration for his fictional Center Springs. He is the author of Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café and the acclaimed Red River mysteries. Novels in his Red River Mystery series have been named a Best Book of the Year by the Dallas Morning News, Strand Magazine, and Kirkus Reviews. He is the humor editor for and frequent contributor to Texas Fish and Game Magazine. His work has also appeared in American Cowboy, Texas Sporting Journal, and several other magazines. He is retired after spending thirty-five years as an educator.

About Traber Burns

Traber Burns worked for thirty-five years in regional theater, including the New York, Oregon, and Alabama Shakespeare festivals. He also spent five years in Los Angeles appearing in many television productions and commercials, including Lost, Close to Home, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Gilmore Girls, and others.