Audiobook: Freedom’s Child — A Thrilling Ride
A Rapid Review
Publisher: Random House Audio | June 2015
Format: Audio Download | 11 hours | Rating: 5 stars
Audio Listening Level: Easy – Intermediate
Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she’s brash, funny, and fearless.
What they don’t know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don’t know that she’s now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds . . .
When Freedom went into the witness protection program, part of the deal was to give up her two young children for adoption, a deal she regrets. Falsely accused of killing her police officer husband, she feared, because of her testimony against his brother, that his family would be out to get her and find the children. Now she learns her daughter has gone missing and sets out on her own, without the fed’s protection, to find her.
Freedom is a very flawed character that I couldn’t help liking. She’s brash, angry, and reckless but at the same time strong and likable. With a multi-layered plot and lots of action, the story took off right from the first page and never let up. Characters were interesting and well-developed, even though many were not very nice people.
This was an engaging thriller with a satisfying ending where loose ends are tied up, puzzles are resolved, and questions are answered.
Narration was performed by Hillary Huber and MacLeod Andrews. This was an easy story to follow even though there were quite a few characters and the setting moved to a few different places. The narrators did a nice job keeping the characters distinct throughout the fast-paced adventure. The story was well-written and I was always clear where we were and what was happening.
[Audio Sample on SoundCloud.]
Source: Review copy provided by Random House.
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