I keep an Audible membership. I keep it on the lowest subscription level for books that I can’t find through my online libraries and really want to read or sometimes if a favorite author of mine comes out with a new book and the waitlist is really long, I might use a credit for it. Audible also has a lot of books that are free when you’re a subscriber. I found this book in their free section. It is called Small Moving Parts by D. B. Jackson.
I am always suspicious if it’s going to be a good book if I got it for free…this one was good!
This is an old cowboy and teen coming of age story. I really enjoyed it. My favorite stories are always ones of underdogs who fight to make their way in the world. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a story about an old cowboy or someone fighting in the French resistance during WWII. I like underdog stories.
If you are an audiobook listener, I want to say that I really like this narrator. I’ve listened to other books that he’s narrated. Mark Bramhall is his name. If you search for him on Audible you’ll find other books narrated by him.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
“When Harland Cain holds a .45 automatic to his head and bears down slowly upon the trigger, he experiences a profound sense of control over his destiny for the first time in his life. He savors the moment and imagines the click of the hammer, the explosion, and the bullet spiraling through the barrel before everything turns black.
It’s then he hears the out-of-control screaming of tires on the pavement, followed by the sickening sound of metal crashing against concrete. He lays down the pistol and crosses his yard in that predawn darkness to find a young boy, bloody and dazed, sitting behind the wheel of a demolished pickup truck.
The boy, intoxicated but not hurt badly, spends the night on Cain’s sofa. When he explains to the old man that he had intended to kill himself, the lives of the two become inexorably linked with consequences neither could imagine.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars. I think I would agree. I love the old west feel to the story. I love the underdog coming of age part of the story. The author has another book on Audible and I’m debating about burning a credit to get it.