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Freedom Road

Narrated by: James Daniels
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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He’s taking a dangerous path in search of his missing granddaughter - the only part of his life worth saving.

Oliver Cross is fresh out of jail. His plans for the future are to live out his days in regret, back pain, and a bottle of Lone Star. But when he finds out his granddaughter, a wild child who reminds him of his late wife, has vanished - bless her hell-raising heart - Oliver jumps parole. With a sketchy teen and an abandoned dog, he hits the blacktop to find her.

On the road and on the run from a vengeful Russian drug dealer, Oliver finds himself on a trip across America and into his own past, fueled by fumes from a Ford F-250 and a reason to live. But from an exclusive club in Chicago to a seedy commune in the Rockies, a series of disastrous choices sends Oliver spiraling further from his goal and deeper into danger. It’s a journey that could all end in redemption or a hail of bullets. And either’s okay by him.

©2019 William Lashner (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • shelley
  • 25-01-2019

Exceeded my Expectations!

I enjoyed FREEDOM ROAD by William Lashner however I didn't really find this book to be a mystery or suspense. This book is really more of a coming of age and a family coming full circle. It's poignant with a healthy dose of sarcasm.

Oliver Cross gets out of prison after assisting his wife's suicide. He's had three years to think about where he's been and doesn't care where he's going.
As a young adult Oliver left his home in Chicago against his lawyer father's objections. Oliver had been in law school but found the love of his life who he promptly got pregnant. They then chose to move to a communal farm in Colorado and live a freer lifestyle. They protested the Vietnam war and took up residence in a barn. Years later they left with their son who went on to become an attorney. His granddaughter proves she is more like him then her father when she runs away with her boyfriend an aspiring musician.
James Daniels does an outstanding job narrating.
Very HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2019

Great story

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator did a wonderful job! The story was very original and had so many intriguing characters that I found myself caring more and more about as the story progressed. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-2019

Best audible

This was a very good story with the best Audible I've listened to. Story is relevant today and will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone that grew up in the sixties.

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  • ShariAnna - Arizona
  • 04-03-2019

Took a long time to finish...

I prefer to simultaneously read and listen to books. This one I only listened to, and listening was done only on road trips. It was a good story but didn't make me want to take time out to listen to see what happened or how it turned out.

The writing was good. Great dialogue, nicely put together, thoughtful narratives, great characters I could relate to, and it seemed well-researched. I always love it when chapters are named after songs! In this book, it was rock songs from the seventies.

Narration was ok, not irritating or off with the accents. However...every time the narrator said "pleece" (rhymes with fleece) for the word "police", I snapped my head and repeated it. Irritating. He also said "Madame Bob" when he should have said "Matt and Bob", two characters who seemed to have been a package deal. I don't think I would have noticed the constant pairing of characters if not for the narration.

Overall, it was a nice book for a road trip.

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  • Mary B.
  • 15-02-2019

Could'nt stop listening!

The story was attention getting to the point of distraction. When a book can make me choose it over other duties, it's great. The narrarator could not have been more perfect, believeable and brought the characters to life. I consider myself a hard person to keep my attention. This held it before I recognized it. Excellent!