Red Country


Fiction - Audiobook
464 Pages
Reviewed on 07/04/2013
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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite

Shy South has already had a tough life. She is caretaker of her siblings by default when her mother dies. Shy works side by side with her cowardly stepfather Lamb on the family farm; it is a tough life but they manage to survive. Her world is completely unraveled, though, when her siblings are stolen and young family friend is hanged from a tree. She and Lamb set out across the frontier, banding with gold-hungry travelers who don't belong on the trail and face daily battles against nature and ghosts. The town in which they are destined is completely out of control. Murder, prostitution, ruthlessness and never actually being safe are the threats of the ever-growing community. They discover their children's whereabouts and must face their own personal demons along the way.

I found this audio book to be very captivating! However, there are some who might be quite offended by the crass behavior and language of the characters, the graphic violence and sexual scenes. I spent a lot of time reflecting about this and, frankly, this is the atmosphere the story must be in to be true to the plot. It is definitely not for some and surely not appropriate for even young adults, but I believe there is certainly an audience. The action is swift, the characters are solid and the story line quite believable. The way the author transforms the characters from what we see in the beginning to what they become is brilliant!!