Give Us a Kiss: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Pinckney Benedict, Daniel Woodrell

Narrated By: Brian Troxell

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: June 2012

Duration: 5 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

"My imagination is always skulking about in a wrong place." And now Doyle Redmond, thirty-five-year-old nowhere writer, has crossed the line between imagination and real live trouble. On the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he's running a family errand back in his boyhood home of West Table, Missouri--the heart of the red-dirt Ozarks. The law wants his big brother, Smoke, on a felony warrant, and Doyle's supposed to talk him into giving up. But Smoke is hunkered down in the hills with his partner, Big Annie, and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Niagra, making other plans: they're about to harvest a profitable patch of homegrown marijuana.

Doyle takes just one look at Niagra's flattering red boots before joining his brother's scheme. Of course it means dealing with the law and maybe worse--the Dollys. A legendary clan of largely criminal persuasion, the Dollys have been feuding with the Redmonds for generations. Now they want a piece of Smoke's cash crop, even if it means killing to get it. Doyle is fast realizing that yes, you can always put the country back in the boy...but sometimes that's not smart.

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  • Jen Saucedo

    I really enjoyed this book and the narration! Turned me on to a new author.. Daniel Woodrell has a dark twisted yet beautiful way of writing, it's enchanting to say the least! I live in the ozarks which adds to this series to me I'm sure but there is a reason they had to pen a genre just for him! I recommend starting with one of his novels rather than the short stories although both will keep you glued to your iPod or computer until the end!