• The Lost Ones

  • A Quinn Colson Novel, Book 2
  • By: Ace Atkins
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (289 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang. At the same time, an abused-child case leads Quinn and his tough-as-nails deputy, Lillie Virgil, deep into the heart of a bootleg baby racket and a trail of darkness and death. And when the two cases collide, Quinn and his allies are forced to realize that, though they may be home from the war, they are now in the fight of their lives.

©2012 Ace Atkins (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Good ole boys - gone bad

I love Ace Atkins portrayal of the good ole boys network in this Mississippi mystery. The community ties are prove that there are good boys in that network, and good people who care about their community - even when they feel powerless, they care. Everybody needs a hero, and they have a reluctant one in Quinn Colson. He's not overwhelmingly brilliant, not pretentious or flamboyant, but Quinn is the kind of flawed person everyone wants to befriend. I hope to see him again one day - soon!

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Disappointing.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you want to read a "Yes, Jesus loves me" testimonial then go ahead. Two thirds of the book were quite entertaining but the last part describing the tornado and its aftermath was just much too tedious. I found myself skipping several chapters. And what's up with the Jesus love fest? It was like watching a televangelist on Sunday morning.

Has The Lost Ones turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was OK although some of the characters sounded exactly the same.

Do you think The Lost Ones needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

Any additional comments?

I do not mind certain amount of religious or spiritual twist to a story. I know that it is important to a lot of people and is a big part of their identity but this was way over the top. Tone it down please Mr. Atkins I enjoy your stories too much for that.

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Satisfying Story and Production

The Quinn Colson series offers a well-written, entertaining and - it seems to this California girl - realistic glimpse of life for one man returning to his Mississippi home after leaving military service in Afghanistan. Ace Atkins is an excellent writer who tells his story without unnecessary literary flourishes.

I highly recommend listening to the series in chronological order of publication, so you meet The Ranger when he returns from service. The first book establishes the main characters and family dynamics.

The reader did a good job with different voice inflections and regional accents - at least, it seems that way to this California girl.

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great sequel, and believable storyline, thank you!

great storytelling, and narration of a well written book. thank you, and can't wait for next books!

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Run Forest Run

This seems like a great story, but the narration completely ruins it. There are two options if your book needs a southern accent.
1. Let an actual southerner narrate the book.
2. Narrate the book in your regular voice and don't even attempt a fake southern accent.

this would've been like listening to Forrest Gump for nine hours straight. I actually gave up after one hour of the audiobook. I’ve bought almost 300 books on Audible and only returned 5. This was one of them solely due to the narrator.

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Good first in series

The story was fine. My only issue was the southern accent of the narrator. It wasn’t genuine.

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Captivating story that kept me engaged!

Really enjoyed this story. Great plot, plenty of action and twist & turns, all that kept me listening to the end.

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Narrator obviously not from the south

I’ve been wanting to read Ace Atkins for a while so I finally spent my credit on this. I won’t do it again unless someone else is narrating. It wasn’t too bad until he started doing characters. I’ve lived in Mississippi all my life and have never heard anything like this. Awful. Do a little research into the local accents. I did love the story and it would have been believable without the horrible accents.

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Ace Atkins Does It Again

Loved the book, the story, the characters. The reader is quite good but a native Southerner is needed to coach him on pronunciation. it ruins listening for several minutes when he mispronounced Biloxi and other town names.

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Good story, narrator needs pronunciation lessons

Enjoyed the story very much, but the narrator should have checked with how people pronounce things here in the South. He mispronounced several words that really broke the flow. The story is very very good otherwise.

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  • 09-18-18

No let up in Quality

Great dialogue and characterization. A compelling plot and all within a truthful rendering of storytelling that doesn't stretch credibility.You can't ask for much more than that.If you do you're just plain greedy!