I really enjoy listening to audiobooks on my way to and from work. Usually I can stop, go about my day and pick up where I left off. This was not the case with Iron House! I craved to go back to my car during the work day so I could pick up with the story. It is that good!!
Scott Sowers reads the book and his voice is compelling and demands to be heard. His southern drawl and the inflection in his voice draws you into the story from the very beginning. Michael and Julian are brothers who reside at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys. Michael, the older brother, is very protective and fights not only for himself, but for his brother too. Julian finally learns to fight back, but the cost is high. Michael takes the blame unto himself and flees the orphanage with nothing but the clothes on his back.
Julian ends up being adopted by a wealthy couple but Michael lives on the streets until he is taken in by Otto, a crime boss. Otto sees himself in Michael and teaches him the ropes of organized crime, leading to Michael becoming his enforcer. Later, Michael meets and falls in love with Elena. She knows nothing of Michael's position in the mob and he would rather keep it that way. However, he wants out of the crime beat and wants to lead a normal life.
But, no one leaves the mob. He's either in or he and everyone he loves is dead. Michael leads his pregnant wife, Elena across the country to a brother he hasn't seen in over twenty years, with the mob fast on his trail. There, the stakes are life and death and buried secrets are revealed.
This is a thrilling and exciting book and Scott Sowers does a remarkable job. His voice leads the rollercoaster as you ride along with him on this unforgettable story. You'll find yourself throwing your hands in the air in excitement and wailing out at the horrors. John Hart is a gripping storyteller and Scott Sowers' voice enhances it perfectly.
About the Author
John Hart is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The King of Lies, Down River and The Last Child. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, John has also won the Barry Award and England's Steel Dagger Award for best thriller of the year. His books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and can be found in over fifty countries. A former criminal defense attorney, John has also worked as a banker, stockbroker, and apprentice helicopter mechanic. A husband and father of two, he spends his time in North Carolina and Virginia.
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