Glenn E. Porter Jr. & Steven W. Porter


Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a story that brilliantly depicts what power and greed can do, a story of two brothers hunted down for just trying to create a life for themselves. In their twenties, Glenn Porter and Steven Porter are working for a business run by very rich owners. Things could have been normal for the two brothers if the beautiful daughters of their employers hadn't come onto the scene. The two brothers decide to pursue the girls, but when they choose to move away, they are met with terrible repercussions: blackmail, accusations, murder attempts on their lives, and all kinds of untold maneuvers from powerful people to wreck their path to success. It is gripping to watch them run for their lives, but can they get justice?

Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story is beautifully written and readers will enjoy the prose as well as the nonstop action. The narrative voice is clear and powerful and it draws readers in from the first page. The way the story starts is also engaging; it begins with a very unusual encounter, a curious thing in fact, and that immediately makes the reader hopeful for something dramatic to take place. It does! Although this is not fiction, it reads like a well-crafted novel, only that the authors know how to put life into the narrative with brilliant descriptions and engaging dialogue that can’t go unnoticed by any appreciative reader. Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter have written a story that plays out in the lives of many people, and it will offer insightful lessons to readers. Apart from being brutally honest, this book is very entertaining, and it shows just how far a human being can go when pushed by greed, jealousy, and the need for revenge.
Christian Sia
for Reader's Favorite
Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a heart wrenching story of the tragedy of two brothers, a hard-to-put-down tale told with brutal honesty. At the beginning of the story, the Porters, Glenn and Steven, are in their twenties with the future open to them with all its possibilities. The two brothers are employed to work for a business and, coincidentally, they meet the two lovely daughters of their employers and the inevitable happens: they decide to pursue the girls. What could have turned out to be a beautiful tale of romance soon transforms into serious accusations and attempts on the lives of the brothers as they flee from those they once worked for. The stage is well set for a game of power, romance, and broken dreams.

This is a non-fiction work that will grab the attention of the reader from the very start. From the moment the narrator is handed a note from a Mrs. Annette Marchand, the reader knows he can’t put the book down, the urge to know more about Annette and her business becomes very strong and that is just the tip of the iceberg. The story gets more interesting as one reads further, discovering the complex characters and the powerful themes. I loved the way the authors portrayed the theme of man’s inhumanity to man and the illusion that money can do everything. Readers will love the Porter brothers and the bond between them, and they will ache to know what they went through. The language is very accessible and the first person narrative voice comes across powerfully. Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a book that will surprise most readers. A heartbreaking and well-written story.
Romuald Dzemo
for Reader's Favorite​
Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is their story in their own words. The story follows both Glenn and Steven as they began their journey and hoped that it would work out for them. Both in their twenties, they thought it was a great idea to start working for a good business. When they met the daughters of the owner, they felt an attraction that was reciprocated. They wanted the relationships to mean something and marriage was on the cards. However, they left their jobs at the business and soon they found themselves on the 'most wanted' list. The police were looking for them, the girls they loved so much labeled them as runners, and they were blacklisted with no end in sight. With murderous attempts on their lives, is there anywhere they can go to feel safe again?

This book is both heartbreaking and inspirational. It shows what could have been avoided with a little communication between the couples, and a little less interference from other people. The novel is well paced. It feels genuine, filled with raw emotions and the thoughts of two men who had to run for their lives. It was intricate and well written. The authors did a good job of keeping readers' attention. I devoured the book in a matter of hours.
Rabia Tanveer
for Readers' Favorite
Porter Brothers’ Tragedy: The Untold Story is certainly an exciting read with many twists and turns, so many that it almost reads like a work of fiction instead of the true life retelling of these brothers' lives. Many will relate to the trapped feelings of Glenn and Steven and their desire to become their own men, and that makes this story very readable. I am pleased to be able to recommend this book, and I hope to be able to read more from the authors, especially about their very interesting lives, in the future!
Tracy A. Fischer
for Readers' Favorite
When a person’s back is against the wall, in those moments a person will find within themselves a need to survive. Whether that survival instinct comes in the face of some great danger, or comes when their livelihood and living situation is under attack, the need to survive is strong within people, and the situations which require survival often showcase how far we, as people, are willing to go to achieve that survival.

Survival becomes an integral part of two brother’s journey on the run-in authors Glenn and Steven Porter’s in their book titled Porter Brothers’ Tragedy. In this book, the authors recall their harrowing experiences that led to them being man-hunted and in untold danger. In their youth, the two men found themselves in the employ of a wealthy owner, and soon pursued the owner’s beautiful daughters. With hopes of marriage in their hearts, their decision to move marks them as wanted men, with the girls accusing them of being runners. Facing a hungry police force, murder attempts, and much more, the two brothers rely on their bond to face these challenges head on.

The authors did a wonderful job of capturing the chaos and dangers which come with greed and becoming mixed up with a wealthy family. The way in which the brothers tell their story felt very cinematic, and the honesty and depth of detail in the author’s writing allowed the reader to feel transported to their experiences. The cautionary tale of seeking success and becoming wrapped up in the personal lives of the wealthy elite, as money often brings about greed, blackmail, and a struggle for power that can overwhelm the best of people. The visceral portrayal of the experiences they had when being hunted down and the dangers they faced crafted a heavy atmosphere that left the reader fueled by adrenaline, and suspense which will keep the readers on the edge of their seats.

This is the perfect read for those who enjoy non-fiction books, especially those that enjoy true crime and memoirs. The honesty comes into play both in the telling of these incidents, and the language and dialogue the brothers engaged in with others, which plays into some discussions that more modern readers may find shocking, and yet the emotional depth of the brother’s bond and the shocking twists and turns readers will find in their journey made this book an insightful and enlightening read.
Christina Avina
for Hollywood Book Reviews