The novella centers on Eddie Durante, owner of a speakeasy supported by Eddie's mobster uncle, the boss of the Durante family. Eddie became a young widower after his family's rival, the Caprice family, murdered his wife over a territory dispute. After devising a plan to retaliate against four of the rivaling capos, Eddie is left with the daunting task of trying to move on, until a family member notifies him that the Caprices have put a hit man in the speakeasy - and Eddie's name is on the list. But things soon take an unexpected turn when Eddie and his close friends begin finding the dead bodies of Eddie's relatives, ones who helped in his payback.
Behind the backdrop of jazz music and glistening flappers, murder after murder begins to occur, as revenge takes center stage, and Eddie soon learns that some secrets can't be taken to the grave.
©2011 A. M. Dunnewin (P)2013 A. M. Dunnewin
I'm a professor of Theatre without the time to read for pleasure any more.
Nick Sarando's interpretation, and the speed and ease of getting the story on MY schedule.
His interpretive skills as a narrator are terrific! I bought a second book because of his artistry!
If I were stuck in the house/bed, I would want Nick Sarando to come over and read books to me to pass the time!
One of the best listens going from narration into dialogue i have come across.
I wasn't sure where it was going or why.. then when i finally got the jist of who and why.. you can't wait to see what happens and you are on edge.
WIthout ruining it: the revenge scene and really the scene leading up to the reveal
Crime, Love, Family, and Hidden Hits
Narrator has a gift for character voice delineation so well it sounds like a movie
Right at the top. The story was great, and I thoroughly enjoyed Nick Sarando's interpretation of the writing.
Yes. There were many twists and turns to keep you wondering what might happen next. It becomes evident very quickly that no one is safe, so the excitement builds and builds.
I really appreciated the fact that you could easily distinguish between the characters. His voice added a flavor to the story that brought you right back to 1920's New York.
The final scene. I was supposed to be somewhere, and instead I sat in my car in the dark, letting the sensational words soak into me.
Speakeasy is a well-written novella that will pull you in and make you crave more. Each scene, depicted so vividly by the author, transports you into another world and brings such unexpected thrills, you won't want it to be over!
Yup. It's easy listening while I complete tasks around the office or at home.
Sure. The author writes in images, so the scenes are very easy to visualize. I appreciate that in a novelist!
Mr. Sarando sounds like he stepped out of the 1920's! Perfect for this book!
I love that I could distinguish the different characters. The story had a lot of twists and the fabulous narrating added to the suspense.
I like Imaginarium by the same author. A.M. Dunnewin. Her style of writing makes it like a movie in my head and I think Mr. Sarando would be an awesome choice to narrate that as well.
One of my favorite scenes is at the beginning when they are setting up the description of the Speakeasy. It's very descriptive and you can just see it and hear the music. There are many more but it caught my attention from the first.
Yes, but that would give too much away
I own both hardcopy and audio. I truly love this book and hope there will be more collaborations between Nick and A. M.
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