Narrator: Gabriel Zacchai
Published by Prepper Press on 11 April 2016
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Source: Publisher, Submitted
"Until recent times, Calumet County had never been known as a place of killing and violence..."
A peaceful valley in the mountains of Colorado becomes a battleground pitting the federal government against a rural sheriff's department. Beleaguered Sheriff Bear Ellison finds himself outnumbered, over-matched, and increasingly isolated as he is forced to decide between risking his life protecting a local hero, or reneging on his oath and handing him over to federal prosecutors.
©2015 Troy Grice (P)2016 Troy Grice
ABR received this audiobook for free from the Publisher, Submitted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the audiobook or the content of our review.Buy from Audible Buy from Amazon.comAdd to Goodreads
Calmut County, Colorado is about as rural as you can get. Bear Ellison the town sheriff lives here and is thrust into a battle between federal agencies and the local law enforcement over a man (who is also a local hero) who may or may not have committed a murder. Sheriff Ellison must decide to take on the seemingly endless number of federal agents to protect this local hero.
Oathkeeper was narrated by Gabriel Zacchai. Zaccahi does a great job with Oathkeeper and makes the story easy to follow and enjoy. Her style was both a normal narration and dramatization because Zacchai had some characters that she would really give her all for, and others were just there to move the story along. I thought her narration really made the book enjoyable.
Sometimes I can tell within the first few chapters what is going to happen, but Oathkeeper kept me guessing through the entire thing. Every time I thought I had the story figured out it would twist and turn and totally change my opinions. Keeping me on my toes in a story that I thought was going to be very simple was a nice surprise.
Tony Grice wrote Oathkeeper so well that I thought I was there. I felt immersed into this situation with Bear to where I was feeling things for him even though he’s fictional. Grice perfected walking the fine line between too much and not enough information giving the readers enough to wet their palate, but not giving them too much to drown them in details.
Overall, Oathkeeper was an interesting story. Deeper than I thought and much more detailed than I was expecting. A true gem of a book when I was expecting much less. I don’t know if I should raise my expectations next time or if it was good to be so caught off guard.
The story felt so real to me that I had some curiosity to whether something like this actually happened in Grice’s life. It just had that true-life feel about it. A riveting story without feeling false.
And I am not trying to ruin or spoil the ending, but it caught me way off guard. Check out Oathkeeper and see what I mean!