Worthy Brown's Daughter

Worthy Brown's Daughter

Audiobook CD - 2014
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As recently widowed Matthew Penny helps Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his 15-year-old daughter from their former master, hanging judge Jed Tyler becomes obsessed with a beautiful gold-digger who is scheming to murder Oregon's wealthiest businessman. Read by Jonathan Davis. Simultaneous.


Matthew Penny, a young lawyer, arrives on the frontier with nothing but shattered dreams. Unable to face the memories that await back home, he joins the handful of lawyers practicing in Portland, Oregon—which in 1860 is just a riverfront town in a state less than a year old. Worthy Brown, a slave from Georgia, journeys west with his master, Caleb Barbour, who promises to reward Worthy and his daughter, Roxanne, with their freedom if they help him establish a homestead in Oregon. When Barbour reneges on his pledge, Worthy's hope for a fresh start with his child is destroyed.

The fates of these desperate men intertwine in a breathtaking narrative about the extent of evil and the high price of true justice. Matthew and Worthy decide to challenge Barbour in court, but events rapidly spiral out of their control and the stakes become higher than either of them ever could have imagined. And when Matthew crosses paths with Heather Gillette, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Portland businessman, his grief-stricken existence is turned upside down, and suddenly he has everything to fight for. Worthy Brown's Daughter is a compelling white-knuckle drama about two broken men risking everything for what they believe in.

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In nineteenth-century Oregon, lawyer Matthew Penny agrees to help newly freed slave Worthy Brown free his teenage daughter, but when Worthy is arrested for murder, the new turn in events raises the stakes significantly.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2014
ISBN: 9780062310996
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC MAR
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Culp, Jason


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Beatricksy Dec 05, 2016

Audiobooks have the uncanny ability to reveal every single flaw of a book. It's well read, with a great narrator, but . . . the biggest problem (other than the stilted dialogue and the showing not telling) is perhaps that there are too many characters and we get to sit in the head of absolutely everyone, which eliminates all intrigue from the story. I wouldn't normally be irked by this, but for the fact that it could easily be a really interesting mystery novel (the black and white morality prevents it from being much else). It's a legal whodunnit, but without the whodunnit, and the legal takes up like a fraction of the text so it's just a . . . thing

Apr 18, 2014

I love the way this story with its litany of characters comes together, especially toward the end. Very well written novel by author Margolin with some historical facts introduced. 10 of 10 stars

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