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Bad Cop: New York's Least Likely Police Officer Tells All | [Paul Bacon]

Bad Cop: New York's Least Likely Police Officer Tells All

In 2001, Paul Bacon was a typical young New Yorker: hip, liberal, overeducated, a little aimless. But then 9/11 happened. Hearing a call to duty and lacking any better employment options, he joined the NYPD, with the earnest hope of making his hometown a safer place. Silly him.
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In 2001, Paul Bacon was a typical young New Yorker: hip, liberal, overeducated, a little aimless. But then 9/11 happened. Hearing a call to duty and lacking any better employment options, he joined the NYPD, with the earnest hope of making his hometown a safer place. Silly him.

In Bad Cop, Paul recounts his ill-conceived experiment in public service, focusing on his own professional handicaps: his glass jaw, his overly trusting nature, and his fear of confrontation. The book begins with his police academy training, when he falls in love with the beautiful cadet Clarabel (and develops an unhealthy attraction to his sidearm). The story follows him through an awkward apprenticeship and out onto the streets, where the touchy-feely Paul is transformed into the rough-and-tumble Officer Bacon. Through amazing accounts of his escapades on the Harlem beat, his memoir emerges as both a celebration and a send-up of the legendary force that protects New York - most of the time.

©2009 Paul Bacon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Miriam Madison, WI, United States 12-07-10
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    "terrific narrator"

    Having found this via Paul Bacon's performances on The Moth podcast, I was at first disappointed that he didn't do the audio--I quickly got over that, as this narrator has an excellent presentation and really did a great job with the many, many characters and their very diverse accents and personalities.

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    4th River Ohio 11-27-13
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    The book was enjoyable. It isn't fantastic or hilarious or even all that well-written, but it is worth reading if you have an interest in police work. The narrator was excellent and made the story fun.

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    Jake LAKEWOOD, OH, United States 02-01-13
    Jake LAKEWOOD, OH, United States 02-01-13
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    Yes! I usually listen to audible in my car only. But this book/story was so good I actually walked around with my headphones on and listen all the time.


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    I wish I can find another book like that!

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    Jonathan portland, maine, United States 09-12-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Cop to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It was fun to hear all the different characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Bacon? Why or why not?

    Yes. I like his style.


    Have you listened to any of J. Paul Guimont’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. He is very diverse. Great character work.


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    The 9/11 part


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