The Ranger

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ace Atkins
Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2012
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 55 minutes
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?Atkins can write rings around most of the names in the crime field.? ? Elmore Leonard ?Atkins has solidified his place alongside Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos as one of our most important crime writers.? ? Associated Press Every year, Ace Atkins's novels win extraordinary critical acclaim, awards, inclusion on year?s-best lists. But he has never written anything like The Ranger: the first of a remarkable new series about a real hero, and the real Deep South. Northeast Mississippi, hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home ? but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to find a place overrun by corruption, and his uncle, the county sheriff, dead ? a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Colson to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least of all, himself. And once it is discovered, there is no turning back. South Louisiana has Dave Robicheaux. Minnesota has Lucas Davenport. Los Angeles has Harry Bosch and Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Florida has Doc Ford. Now rural Mississippi has a magnetic young hero all its own, and his ongoing adventures in a world of violence and honor. With prose, characters, and atmosphere so rich they leap off the page, The Ranger proves why Michael Connelly calls Atkins ?one of the best crime writers at work today.?

Reviews (2)

Awful II

Written by Anonymous on February 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was hopeful. But no. I made myself listen to the entire first CD, but it pissed me off. And who wrote that "overview" of the book? Had I read it, it would have given me a clue that I should just walk away.


Written by Anonymous on November 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I've listened to over 3,500 books and I couldn't make it through the first CD on this one. Terrible writing, completely predictable, don't waste your time.

Author Details

Author Details

Atkins, Ace

Ace Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2001 while at The Tampa Tribune for his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s that later became the basis for White Shadow. The Alabama native, also the author of four Nick Travers novels - Crossroad Blues, Leavina (TM) Trunk Blues, Dark End of the Street, and Dirty South - lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.