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The Spire Audiobook

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Written by Richard North Patterson

Narrated by Holter Graham

Published on September 1, 2009

Audio is 1840 hours

About The Spire:

Both a razor-sharp thriller and a poignant love story, this twisting tale of psychological suspense is Patterson’s most compelling novel in years

Mark Darrow grew up in a small Ohio town with no real advantages beyond his intelligence and athletic ability. But thanks to the intervention of Lionel Farr—a professor at Caldwell, the local college—Darrow became an excellent student and, later, a superb trial lawyer. Now Farr asks his still-youthful protégé for a life-altering favor. An embezzlement scandal has threatened Caldwell’s very existence—would Darrow consider becoming its new president?

Darrow accepts, but returning to his alma mater opens old wounds. Sixteen years ago, on the night of his greatest triumph as Caldwell’s star quarterback, he discovered the body of a black female student named Angela Hall at the base of the Spire, the bell tower that dominates the leafy campus. His best friend, Steve Tillman, was charged with Angela’s murder and ultimately sent to prison for life. But now, even as Darrow begins the daunting task of leading Caldwell, he discovers that the case against his friend left crucial questions unanswered. Despite his new obligations—and his deepening attachment to Farr’s beautiful though troubled daughter—Darrow begins his own inquiry into the murder. Soon he becomes convinced that Angela’s killer is still at large, but only when another mysterious death occurs does he understand that his own life is at risk.

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Richard North Patterson is the author of Eclipse, Exile, and fourteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.



Holter Graham, winner of AudioFile’s 2008 Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy for Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Acheron, is a stage, television, and screen actor. He has recorded numerous audiobooks, including much of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s bestselling Dark-Hunter series. The winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has also read works by Scott Turow, Dean Koontz, C. J. Box, and Stephen Frey.

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“Holter Graham does wonderful things with the voices in this story of racism, sexual sadism, and justice delayed…Patterson and Graham make this first-class listening.” —AudioFile

“An enthralling saga that captivates the reader from the beginning to end, highly recommended.” —The Midwest Book Review

“Performed by Holter Graham, it’s edge of your seat all the way.” —BookPage

“The Spire is an entertaining yarn…Mr. Holter Graham does a superb job.” —Examiner.com

The Spire was published on September 1, 2009.

The The Spire Audiobook is 1840 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in The Spire

The Spire includes the following subjects: Edgar Allen Poe award winning author, psychological suspense, convicted of killing, murder mystery, an embezzlement scam, rags to riches story, character driven thriller, helping a friend, defending someone, proving innocence, loss of money, love interest, racial issues, repressed memories, murder on campus, mentor, university friends, strong characters, set in Ohio, strangulation, strangled to death, compelling, audiobook, audio book, books on tape. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Thrillers, Legal.

About the Author(s) of The Spire

The author of The Spire is Richard North Patterson.

About the Narrator of The Spire Audiobook

The narrator for the The Spire Audiobook is Holter Graham.

The Spire Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427208085. The ISBN-13 is 9781427208088.

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