Audio: The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens @aeskens @RCBray12 @amymcnarrator ‏@TantorAudio #JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @Audiobook_Comm

Posted June 2, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 0 Comments

Audio: The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens @aeskens @RCBray12 @amymcnarrator ‏@TantorAudio #JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @Audiobook_CommThe Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens
Narrator: RC Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
Series: Detective Max Rupert #3
Published by Tantor Audio on October 4, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 32 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Detective Max Rupert is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Max's friend, attorney Boady Sanden, is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. The case is pushing their friendship to the breaking point and forcing each to confront personal demons.

Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn't taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn't. Now he is back in court, determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.

Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the story of Jennavieve Pruitt's death disrupts many lives and the truth remains a mystery till the very end.

Finally we get a book in the Detective Max Rupert series, which is about him!  We get to see Max work a case, and struggle with personal demons.  We also get to catch up with a few characters from The Life We Bury.  I love the cases and police procedures in this series.  I’m still enjoying the Minnesota setting.

The character development is stellar. People have such a diverse range of actions. In small to huge choices which put them on a gray scale, rather than all good or all bad.  Max has some real personal trials in this story.

The plot and case is so twisty. Max  doesn’t do so well with things but the defense attorney with the help of Lilah really work hard and well.  The politics of the victim’s family and the prosecutor don’t help matters. At All.

I loved The Heavens May Fall so much.  It was exciting and heart-wrenching.  I can’t wait for more. I already have The Deep Dark Descending on reserve and wonder if there will be more in the series this fall.


I listened at 1.25x speed on this one.  I was so completely absorbed in the story I barely recall the narration. This means it was comfortable and no voices were poorly done or annoying. I enjoyed the performance very much.

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About Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, the Deep Dark Descending and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Rosebud Award, Minnesota Book Award, and the Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His work had been published in 21 languages and his debut novel, The Life We Bury is being developed for a feature film.

Allen lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota and is represented by Amy Cloughley of Kimberley Cameron and Associates, and is published by both Seventh Street Books and Mulholland/Little Brown.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge

Posted June 2, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 0 Comments