Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series and two collections of short stories, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times, among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest.
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Ears picking up the slack so my eyes can work.
I’m just going to talk about one thing here. Because it affects how I felt about the book in general. The other two Cross books uses Phil Gigante as the reader. Gigante did a really good job throwing himself into the characters (the main strength of the Cross novels is its wild characters). There are so many of them, yet Gigante made each distinct. I know some readers were not happy by some of his choices -- I disagree with those reviewers. These novels are pulpy and fun. That’s how Gigante read them.
This new guy....he isn’t terrible. I just can’t tell who the heck is talking. He reads each person with little or no way to tell them apart, which is a big, honking problem.
Was Phil Gigante out getting a sandwich, Audible? What gives?
Proud bibliophile! Hist fiction, sci-fi, thriller & mystery. Ray Porter & Phil Gigante are fav narrators often leading me to new great reads
Vachss did a great job filling in some of the mysteries from the previous 2 cross crew novels, however a lot of it was just summary material. while narration wasn't bad, it just threw me off a bit not having Phil Gigante read this third book as he'd done for the others. Gigante just has a much better character range.
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