The White Road : Charlie Parker

  • by John Connolly
  • Narrated by Paul Birchard
  • Series: Charlie Parker
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul. . .
For in a prison cell, a fanatical preacher is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

sorry Paul Birchard, bring back Jeff Harding

Would you consider the audio edition of The White Road to be better than the print version?

no, not even slightly better, and I love the John Connolly tales on audio


What did you like best about this story?

it's yet another excellent John Connolly, and a great story about Louis' background, but I only know that because I've read the print version


How could the performance have been better?

Something about Paul Birchard's voice just didn't sit with me, I'm pleased he only narrated one of the Charlie Parker books!


Any additional comments?

I'll keep the book just so I have the full set, but I really can't listen to the narrator, he's stopped me listening to the books until I re-read the print version!

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- Diane F

Spooky stuff going on in South Carolina!

As usual the quality of John Connolly's writing draws you into this complex episode in the life of Charlie Parker. One word of warning, this series must be read in order these are NOT stand alone stories. The narration was excellent, the range of accents was impressive. I do not want to discuss the storyline for fear of giving away any of the surprises lying in store for the reader, suffice to say that if you are a fan of this series, you will not be disappointed!
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- M. Price

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton