Monday, August 8, 2011

Iron House by John Hart - Audiobook Review + Giveaway


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.


johnhartfiction.com/
www.scottsowers.com

GIVEAWAY
Thanks to Macmillan Audio, One lucky winner will win their own copy of Iron House - Unabridged

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45 comments:

  1. I've heard that this is a wonderful book—thanks for the opportunity to win the audiobook!

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  2. I've heard so much about this book! It has me intriqued. I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks,

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  3. i haven't heard of this before but it looks interesting.

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  4. GFC follower

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful read. Please enter me in contest. I would love to hear this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. I'm an audiobook lover, too. After reading his last two books this one was already marked down on my list. Looking forward to it.

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  7. Id' love to win this audio book!

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  8. I would love to win this audiobook.

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  9. I am a GFC follower

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  10. This sounds like it will be a great audiobook! I'm following you on GFC. My GFC name is Jared Quist.

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  11. Sounds like a good audiobook.

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  12. Not familiar with this one but as I'm always looking for new books/authors I'd love to try it.

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  13. I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

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  14. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  15. My daughter only does audio books. Would love to win this for her. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway


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  16. GFC follower. Thanks


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  17. Love John Hart!

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  18. I love being able to listen to books rather than read them. I just never have enough time to read. Would love to get this!
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  19. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  20. This is the first I've heard of this book - thanks, it sounds really compelling. Appreciate the chance to win an audio copy. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  21. We do lots of traveling - this would be great for the car!
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  22. I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby)
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  23. I am a facebook fan of Scott (Marysa N).
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  24. I think this story would be great to listen to as an audiobook. Sure hope I win!
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  25. I follow Minding Spot via GFC
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  26. I liked John Hart's FB page.
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  27. I would love to listened to this audio book
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  28. I follow you via Google Friends Connect dealsfan32
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  29. I read John Hart's The Last Child and it is now on my forever shelf. This is was the best mystery that I ever read for that year. I recommend all that I can. I would love to read his latest book, I think his writing in like magic.

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  30. I can't wait to listen to this book!

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  31. Iron House sounds like a riveting book. I would love to hear this audiobook. Thank you.
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  32. This is Great!!


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  33. Thanks for the give away!

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  34. I've heard great things about it would love the chance to see if i agree.
    Diane Baum
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  35. I'd love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  36. GFC follower as Alicia

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  37. I love audiobooks and this sounds so good.

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  38. Sounds like a great book would really like to hear it. email:estephaniortiz@gmail.com

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  39. I'd like to win this Read for my friend Jean!
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  40. This sounds like a great book,I would love to win and share it with my coworkers
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  41. sounds like an interesting book
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  42. GFC follower Erin Cook
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  43. Would love to listen to this.
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  44. Looks and sound like a great book! I do appreciate the audiobooks, love to listen while I enjoy the great outdoors! Thanks!!

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  45. I am also a GFC Follower! (lknott)

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