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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Bradley Narrator: Susan Bennett, T. Ryder Smit Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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YOU BELIEVERS is a powerful, cathartic story of casual evil and of how the worst things can be faced so that we might not only survive, but grow. A young woman goes missing, and her mother uproots her life to find her daughter. But it is not just the heartbreak or the deep mystery of the hunt for lost loved ones that Bradley so convincingly explores. Rather, with the help of an amazingly dedicated searcher, family and friends somehow learn to move past unspeakable horror and celebrate the tenacity of the human spirit. Offering a vision that is at once ruthless and utterly compassionate, Bradley renders the search for logic, meaning, redemption and even hope in the domino force that is human nature. Part Southern gothic, part crime, part haunting suspense story, You Believers takes us on an infinitely harrowing journey that rewards the reader with insight into how we might endure horrible events with faith, strength, and grace even while it reveals the ripple effects of random violence. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling crime story and a credible picture of the intersection of rural poverty and the New South. A broad audience will like this, including readers of Jodi Picoult and James Patterson.”

    Library Journal

  • “Heartbreaking…Told bluntly from a cast of honest characters, Bradley’s novel is haunting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A riveting narrative…In heartrending detail…Harrowing reading from a gifted writer.”


  • A 2011 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction
  • Selected for the May 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon Shadrick | 2/4/2014

    " I bought this book after hearing author Jane Bradley read from it at the Meacham's Writers Workshop. I usually don't read the suspense genre, so I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. I didn't turn too many pages before I was hooked! The characters are engaging, and the writing will pull you into this world whether you want to go or not. Excellent read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carla Rhodes | 2/1/2014

    " Had a good story behind it, but wasn't an easy read for me. It jumped around a lot and the end of the chapters never seemed complete. The story would pick up weeks later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marilyn | 1/29/2014

    " Liked it, if you can "like" a book about murders, psychopaths, and other nasty happenings. The story addresses many different people and the way they copy (or don't cope) with the horror of possible (and real) loss. Dark, with rays of hope throughout, if you look for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chelsea Vogelbacher | 1/22/2014

    " I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of attending a book reading by Jane Bradley at the University of Toledo. The book itself was amazing, but the reading was nothing short of powerful. I rushed to the review, late, my mind in my own business, and by the time I left, I was so shaken that I could think of nothing but the story. The words flowed through my head continuously for weeks; the story was unshakable. You Believers did not have the classically popular plot line with unrealistic happy endings; it had the plot of real life. You Believers is a beautiful novel based on a very true story. It is a story about one of the hardest places to be as the family of a victim of violence, but also about inner strength, doing the best you can with each day, and appreciation of the little things. This is a truly amazing read, and I reccomend it to anyone who is looking for a new way to appreciate this world. "

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About the Author
Author Jane Bradley

Jane Bradley is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction works. She is the author of two acclaimed short-story collections, Are We Lucky Yet? and Power Lines, which was named a Notable Book by the New York Times Book Review. She has won numerous other awards for her work, including a two prestigious fellowships. Aside from being a writer, Bradley does a large amount of community service work; she also teaches community workshops at local shelters for women recovering from substance abuse. Ten percent of the proceeds from her novel You Believers are donated to Community United Effort, an organization that helps search for missing persons. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo.