The Vagabond Virgins Audiobook, by Ken Kuhlken Play Audiobook Sample

The Vagabond Virgins Audiobook

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Read By: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Tom Hickey’s California Series Release Date: February 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481566490

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Longest Chapter Length:

22:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:24 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

11:14 minutes

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Publisher Description

In the weeks before the 1979 Mexican elections, San Diego PI Alvaro Hickey is checking the stories that Baja California campesinos are spreading about visits from the Holy Virgin, one who has definite political preferences. Though Alvaro doubts that this visitor is divine, he’s firmly on her side. Then, Lourdes Shuler asks him to unite her with her sister, Lupe, whom she claims is the campesinos’ Virgin. Alvaro is not the kind to turn down an appeal for help, especially from such a beauty, even though she may be hiding something. But he doesn’t know about the infamous comandante of the Mexican federal police who has come from the Capital to rid the land of this vagabond Virgin.

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“The Vagabond Virgins delivers  a story in the tradition of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory and B. Traven’s Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Kuhlken knows the brutal reality of border Mexico, and makes you believe that amidst the violence and corruption, a miraculous woman can still make a difference.”

— Gene Riehl, author of Quantico Rules and Sleeper. 


  • “Engaging…Fans of the Hickey clan will undoubtedly enjoy this south-of-the-border installment.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Features the same original plots and memorable characters that make Kuhlken’s series so outstanding.”

    — Library Journal
  • “A fast-moving adventure that effectively combines mainstream historical fiction with the conventions of the hard-boiled detective novel. Kuhlken has another winner.”

    — Booklist
  • “The family Hickey—Alvaro, brother Clifford and Pop—is always entertaining.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Ken Kuhlken

Ken Kuhlken earned degrees in literature and writing from San Diego State University and the University of Iowa and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He has been a frequent contributor and a columnist for the San Diego Reader. His stories have appeared in Esquire and numerous other magazines and anthologies and have been honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories. His novels have won several awards. Midheaven was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The Loud Adios won the St. Martin’s Press / Private Eye Writers of America Best First PI Novel contest, and The Do-Re-Mi was named a January Magazine Best Book of 2006 and was a finalist for the 2006 Shamus Award.

About Ray Porter

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.