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Bad News | [Donald E. Westlake]

Bad News

John Dortmunder doesn't like manual labor. So when he gets the offer of money to dig up a grave, he balks . . . then he wonders why Fitzroy Guilderpost, criminal mastermind, wants to pull a switcheroo of two 70-years-dead Indians.
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John Dortmunder doesn't like manual labor. So when he gets the offer of money to dig up a grave, he balks . . . then he wonders why Fitzroy Guilderpost, criminal mastermind, wants to pull a switcheroo of two 70-years-dead Indians.

©2001 Donald E. Westlake (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    MidwestGeek 11-20-13
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    "Twisted plot about twisted characters."

    I enjoy the Dortmunder series of comic mysteries. This is one of the more intricate plots and more complicated than most. Not that it is believable, but at least, within its own world, it kind of makes sense, which isn't to say it isn't full of surprise twists. It ends in a satisfying way, in which nearly every crook gets what he/she deserves. Needless to say, John Dortmunder is never going to make a huge financial killing, but he'll never be without his group of friends and admirers. The narrator, Michael Cramer, does an exceptional job giving individual voices to the characters and adds enormously to the pleasure of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Silva Wahiawa, Hawaii United States 01-05-13
    Mark Silva Wahiawa, Hawaii United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Best performer period"
    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    Michael Kramer breathed life and energy into each and every character. Each person had a distinct and separate personality. Michael's performance is a perfect match to this book and series. My only wish is that he read all the books in this series.


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    Susan B. Moore 06-08-12

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    "Narrator made too many repeats."
    Would you listen to Bad News again? Why?

    Once or twice, reading same line again is bearable, but many times - not okay. I will listen to it again, though, because it IS a Dortmunder novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story.


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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 03-28-15
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    Yes, good story. Great humor as well as witty sarcasm Longer listen but worked out really great. I didn't want it to end. Really enjoyable..


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    In this one Tiny. His character is developing nicely. He stood out much more in this one. I hope it continues.


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    When they were waiting wrapped up in blankets during the snow storm before they were going to rob the museum/mansion,


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    Great set of characters populate this imaginative and humorous plot or set of plots about overlapping con jobs. Outstanding narration work.

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