Contrary Blues by John Billheimer B narrated by Jerry Sciario by Books in Motion downloaded from audiblecomContrary West Virginia is a small town where coal Motion downloaded from audiblecomContrary Virginia is a small town where coal has failed where stills exist and where a plan is hatched to et money from the The Good and Beautiful God government to buy buses for a transportation system in town Only thing is the feds paid for 20 buses where only two were bought The feds are sending Owen Allison to Contrary to look into the happenings there because the agent who preceded him turned up dead Allison figures out right away about the town s fraudlent use of the money but initially agrees to help the town continueetting the money Then two men are killed and it seems the town is attempting to put the blame for their deaths on Allison himself He finds himself in a heap of trouble in Contrary and no one but him seems interested in finding out what really happened This book is enjoyable many
good lines and a deadpa. Welcome to Contrary West Virginia lines and a deadpa. Welcome to Contrary West Virginia a misplaced decimal point that's sent 20 Depart. To follow this character s further adventures possibly in CaliforniaI borrowed a copy of this book from the public library Very ood series I would recommend to anyone looking for a uick read of an amateur sleuth 1st in a series Interesting characters This is the author s first mystery He has written two other fiction stories about W Va mines and life in the area Contrary is a small town with the most interesting characters sketched through a deep understanding of the dialogue of the area and how small town folks stick together Owen Allison our hero in the story is out of his element as a statistician out of Washington checking on A Grant For A Bus grant for a bus How the twon uses the money to support 20 buses when they only have 2 is the basis for the mystery and the humor The story was fairly interesting and characters were over the top Language was horrible I don t have the patience for characters who choose to act stupidly. Out past his depth ignites this laid back uietly criminous shaggy dog story Tom Leit.
John Billheimer ↠ 2 CharactersN humor The narrator does a ood job with different Apalachian voices Enjoyed all of the West Virginia references For
the most part characters fell into the typical hillbilly stereotypes I read listened to themost part characters fell into the typical hillbilly stereotypes I read listened to the part characters fell into the typical hillbilly stereotypes I read listened to the version for this entire series I believe this added to my enjoyment because I liked the narrator s accent It was a very personable homey southern accent that fit in well with the storyThe story was fairly interesting but I think it S A Vehicle For a vehicle for humor sort of like the Douglas Adams books I loved some of the terms he used to describe various people and places Some of the reviewers seemed to miss the point with the humor and commented on the story being boring or the characters doing dumb things I suggest they try to obtain a sense of humor and don t take everything so seriously Absent that they need to be careful about what they read ho hum I enjoy John s writing style and I liked this plotCan t wait. Ment of Transportation buses instead of two followed by a federal auditor who's clearly.