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Tonight I Said Goodbye Audiobook

Tonight I Said Goodbye

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Publisher's Summary

This is the remarkable debut mystery from the winner of the 2003 St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Prize for Best First Private Eye Novel.

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports. There are rumors of gambling debts and extortion, and a group of Russians with ties to organized crime who don’t appreciate being investigated—a point they make clear with baseball bats.

With some assistance from newspaper reporter Amy Ambrose, Perry and Pritchard believe they are making swift progress. But then they are warned off the investigation by a millionaire real estate tycoon and the FBI. Just when they feel they are closing in on a possible source of answers, another murder forces them to change direction in the case.

©2004 Michael Koryta (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“A terrific, first-class debut full of suspense, tension, tricks, and charm. If you like Spenser and Hawk, or Elvis and Joe, or Myron and Win, you’re going to love this.” (Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author)

“An incredibly fresh private-investigator novel...Koryta...emerges fully formed in his first effort.” (Chicago Tribune)

“This riveting detective novel should delight fans looking for new talent.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-05-14
    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-05-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Tonight I Said Goodbye is worth getting"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This is a really good listen. I've never listened Michael Koryta before but I certainly will finish this series. His style is reminiscent of Gregg Hurwitz. A little predictable at times but enough curves to keep the listener guessing.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    This is very clearly written and concise. Well developed timeline, no jumping around. Good plot with just enough to keep you guessing about the outcome.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Are you kidding? Scott Brick doesn't know how to narrate a book wrong!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If anything it was too short. I didn't want it to end. I am glad I finally have Koryta a try and will look for more books that he's written.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Melisa 01-19-14
    Melisa 01-19-14 Member Since 2006
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    "May be better in hard copy."

    I can't give a proper rating to the story itself, since I didn't finish it, but I can say that it wasn't interesting enough to make me want to suffer through the narration. I usually avoid books narrated by Scott Brick (which isn't easy since so many of them are) but I love Michael Koryta and had already listened to everything here that wasn't narrated by Mr. Brick. I thought I could get past the narration if the story was good. Unfortunately, with an audiobook the narration is just as important as the story and I just wasn't enjoying this at all. If you are one of the many that like Scott Brick, and you think things like the Russian Mafia are interesting, you will probably enjoy it. I do recommend any of the Koryta books read by Robert Petkoff.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    clifford United States 06-08-15
    clifford United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Easy listen"

    Koryta has a nice easy going writing style. Think Coben.

    The story is not plausible. I just listened to a Harry Bosch book before this and they do not compare well. I'll give Koryta another shot. So this isn't a disaster of a book. But I also know I will not remember it 3 months from now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Oneal California 07-13-14
    C. Oneal California 07-13-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "The narrator was so bad I almost returned the book"

    The breathy of dramatic male narrator and his band of breathy characters made me gag through most of the book until the last few chapters when I actually wanted to see how it ended. The book was even written well enough for me to have bothered. I have no idea what book the reviewers were writing about but I hung in there because of the reviews and was really excited to find a great author with multiple titles. I listen to about 5 books a month so I am always searching for a great author. And then to see the same narrator narrated something else. And yes I listened to the preview but it's hard to generalize to the whole book when you listen out of context. If you get this book remember you've been warned, you'll want to scratch your eyes (or ears out) having to listen to the deep dramatic breathy pauses about putting on his socks and then tying his shoes (not a real example but it's about that mundane).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alison glen allen, VA, United States 09-23-12
    alison glen allen, VA, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2009
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    "ponderous"

    couldn't finish it. didn't care about these characters. I may give it another try in the future.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Amherstview, ON, Canada 01-08-13
    Jan Amherstview, ON, Canada 01-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Michael Koryta and/or Scott Brick?

    The narrator sounded tired and old. It was somewhat depressing. The story was good however but I felt the "twist" at the end came out of nowhere and left me thinking "what did I miss"


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Boring voice, sounded tired and old.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-30-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "A Good Start"

    This who done it was paced very well which helped me to get to know the main characters personalities as the mystery unfolded. What started out as one investigation ended up turning into many different ones that kept our investigators twisting and turning.

    There was a little bit of everything: the mob, police corruption, murder, a damsel in distress and a child that pulls on the heart strings. Perry and Pritchard, the main detectives make a good pairing and the narration was done just right for these two fairly rugged men.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SHIRLEY G BRANCH 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Movie Quality"

    Truly enjoyed this. Koryta is a new author to me, will be a fan forever.. Scott Brick is so soothing when he doing his thing. On to the next Koryta book!

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    David 08-12-16
    David 08-12-16
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    "Never a dull moment."
    Would you listen to Tonight I Said Goodbye again? Why?

    No, 2nd time already.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tonight I Said Goodbye?

    The final confrontation in the cabin.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great flow and emotion. Better than my imagination could come up with.


    Any additional comments?

    Same problem I see in several other books in this genre'. ANY person who knows handguns knows that Glocks don't have safeties. None of them ever. Yet the hero "clicks off the safety" on his Glock. That is why they quit using them in police departments. Too many accidental shootings. (mostly self inflicted wounds to the officer's leg). Its proof the only action the author has seen is in the movies. He might as well have given a phone number starting with 555 prefix like in T.V. shows. Ruins the whole book for me. For God's sake. If you are going to write "shootem up stories", do your research.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    THERESA SWAYZE 08-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Starts a little slow but picks up after a few chapters. The middle starts being intriguing and draws you in.

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