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The Ice Harvest Audiobook

The Ice Harvest

It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.
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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.

©2000 Scott Phillips; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"[A] funny, craftily malevolent first novel, an ice-pick-sharp crime story that sustains its film-noir energy all the way to an outrageous whammy of an ending." (The New York Times)
"A pitch-perfect foray into pulp fiction, witty and bitter, with an ironic conclusion that makes a neat package." (Library Journal)

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    "Entertaining ..."

    This isn't bad. It was enjoyable way to pass the time. If you like movies like Blood Simple and A Simple Plan, if you appreciate almost anything Billie Bob Thorton is in, then you'll enjoy this one. Gardner did a nice job with the narration.

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    Connie Kohl 08-24-08
    Connie Kohl 08-24-08 Member Since 2007

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    "Unfortunate"

    I got this book because I love the narrator but even he couldn't save this book. It was full of characters that were shallow and unlikable. A waste of money.

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    Mandy Loo 04-20-07
    Mandy Loo 04-20-07 Member Since 2007
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    "A little slow at times"

    There were slow parts in this book and some unbelievable parts, but overall okay.

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