Grifters! So much promise in a title. Unfortunately this pulp fiction from 60 years ago does not keep up with the novel writing we have come to expect in the 2000's. Do yourself a favor and let this slow moving iceberg slide into the tropics of time and melt away.
Tedious, slow, dated...
I hope there is redemption in this novel because after 2 hours of listening to what a dirt bag the father was to his son & wife, I had to shut it off
Call me old fashioned, but I'm looking to be entertained, not caught up in an abusive family relationship that I don't care about.
Save your money and download Grishams latest lawyer novel, The Litigators, or his other baseball novel that takes place in Italy and is fun.
Calico deserves to visit the remainder piles Don't be sucked in by a great writer who has run aground on sandbar of self pity.
And by the way, as a listener, we have an obligation to quit a book when it becomes unsufferable, no matter how wonderful the author is!
Big Elmore Leonard fan, but this is one of the few times that he doesn't get the job going. Let alone done. It's like he';s working on it, rough draft and forgets to call in an editor Slow moving
Move on to any of Elmores, Rayland, US Marshal novels for a better listen Sorry Elmore, cause you're da man!
You'll enjoy this fish out of water novel as our hero, Raylan, US Marshal, a slow talking boy from Kentucky goes to Italy to track down an old nemesis. Raylan deals with Eyetalian crooks, beautiful women and gets it done. Download this novel, or you'll miss out on 6 hours of very entertaining Elmore Leonard fun.
You'll enjoy Brian D'Arcy James narration of Raylan. Like most of Elmore Leonard's novels, it's the pitch perfect dialog that moves the story along. Your time won't be wasted with overblown descriptions, the fast moving dialog say's it all.
Joe Wambaugh used this book to climb out of the patrol car and into the libraries, movie screens and TV's of America.
Wambaugh was a LAPD street cop when he crafted this great novel of policemen, perps and after work parties. Written in the late 1970's,without the censorship of political correctness we now suffer under, Wambaugh makes you laugh and share the pain.
Hopefully you listen to any of Wambaughs more modern novels of Hollywood Station, but this is where he started and it is worth a brief detour into the 70's to listen.
Hit & Run is one tiresome Lawrence Block novel. Unfortunatly this boring butcher of time takes place almost entirely in the paranoid thoughts and self talk of hit man Keller.
In earlier novels, Keller was entertaining and deadly. In this novel you get beaten up with hours of deathly boring navel gazing by formerly entertaining hit man Keller.
No wonder shrinks have such a high rate of suicide, after attempting to listen to this disaster, I wanted to jump from the Brooklyn ridge.
I knew absolutely nothing about Barry Eisler, but took a chance during one of Audibles reduced rate sales and I'm glad I did.
The simple elegance of Brian Nishii performance of this fast paced novel allows the subtle nuances of Japan to flavor the writing.
I came upon Winslow by accident. Wow, what a great author. This guy delivers and just when you think you have things figured out, a rogue wave comes in and knocks you off your feet.
I'm not a surfer, and you won;t have to be one to enjoy Dawn Patrol or it's sequel, Gentleman's Hour. But you will enjoy this story.
I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly amd Joe Wambaugh, but Don Winslow is at the top of his game and I'm happy to be along for the ride.
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