We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Grifters | [Jim Thompson]

The Grifters

To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character.
Regular Price:$16.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress, Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest, hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character.

Yet hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room sits $52,000 - the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting". For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life - until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother.

The Grifters, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed film of the same name.

©2011 Jim Thompson (P)2011 Hachette

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (22 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
3.8 (22 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.0 (22 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ron SHERMAN OAKS, CA, United States 01-17-12
    Ron SHERMAN OAKS, CA, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thompson at his best."

    This is a marvelous twist-a- thon where nobody is even close to the way they appear. The plot is so easy to "spoil", I'll just say you won't be disappointed.
    Barbara Rosenblat is a genius narrator. She does men convincingly, making boy-girl conversations seem like two actors working. But the voices she gives the women, whiskey-soaked and cigarette damaged, recall noir femme-fatales from Lauren Bacall to Kathleen Turner.
    I listened to this book in black and white!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 09-19-12
    Darryl Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    471
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    943
    240
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    23
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "one of JTs best"

    i agree. this is one of his best, maybe the best. Killer Inside Me is near the top too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Capt. 02-29-12
    Capt. 02-29-12

    Capt. Bill Miller

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Leave it in the cardboard box from the 50's"

    Grifters! So much promise in a title. Unfortunately this pulp fiction from 60 years ago does not keep up with the novel writing we have come to expect in the 2000's. Do yourself a favor and let this slow moving iceberg slide into the tropics of time and melt away.
    Tedious, slow, dated...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.