The Life We Bury is narrated by Zack Villa and is about 8.5 hours of listening.  A college student with a mentally challenged brother and a self indulgent alcoholic mother is struggling through college. A biography writing assignment brings him to a nursing facility and the mysterious life of a former veteran, paroled from prison because he is dying of cancer. The guy was doing 30 years for murder. You guessed it … the man is innocent. Ergo, the thrust of The Life We Bury.

The story is one of the best I’ve listened to recently, a page-turning adventure. The lead character gets into a few hair-raising situations, often making some naive choices. Very creative thinking on the part of Allen Eskers, characters and story arc are wonderful, and I look forward to reading is other works.

Narration is good and you’ll have no trouble discerning who-says-what-to-who, albeit a little slow for my taste … bumped the speed up a bit to 1.5. You may find it just right.




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