©1969 Donald E. Westlake; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
Westlake is one of the funniest crime writers around, and this old gem is still funny. But, as good as the writing is, I have to hand it to the reader, who brings the narrator and all the characters to life so wonderfully.
Definitely one of the best readings I've heard yet.
I liked it a lot, but felt at times it went on for a bit too long.
It wasn't fall over laughing comical. It was smile and wait to see who kills this kid first comical.
Funny, romp, timeless
Clearly Chester, our mild mannered hero, full of humor and patience. Smart but not brilliant. I just truly enjoy a protagonist who acts like a real person, even in an improbably story.
Perfect inflections and interpretation. He nails and brings out all the nuances of the humor and characters. All are individual, very clear, starkly identifiable, and overall, he just breathes life into every single character perfectly.
A hot tip turns into a wild ride.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect reading of this humorous novel. I am so impressed with this narrator. I wish he could read all my favorite books.
Absolutely, , I actually have and laughed every time .
Chet Conway, he's so focused on his goal and so surprised to be out of his element. His reactions to certain situations is priceless.
Again Chet , his timing was perfect . His inflection was spot on.
Get ready for the ride , you'll laugh till you cry
Stephen Thorne is very talented , Each character had his own distinct voice and inflection ,which made them all so entertaining. .
I totally enjoyed this book , . I highly recommend it....
This is my 5th or 6th Westlake book and they were fun. This book was too, but any of the others offered by AUDIBLE are better. More fully crafted.
More story, more characters, more background on characters.
Mr. Thorne was excellent. Even his women characters.
I am not a literary surgeon, but would have ADDED characters.
Westlake and Thorne are excellent overall, but this could be skipped.
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