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  • Forever | Pete Hamill

    Forever

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Stevie Ray Dallimore
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    From the shores of Ireland, Cormac O'Connor sets out on a fateful journey to avenge the deaths of his parents and honor the code of his ancestors. In return for aiding an African shaman who was brought to America in chains, Cormac is given an otherworldly gift: He will live forever - as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan.

    Kenneth R. Malcomson says: "Great, but even better Unabridged"
  • Tabloid City: A Novel | Pete Hamill

    Tabloid City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a stately West Village townhouse, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity circles around their shocking deaths: The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge-fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe.

    mark says: "Great writing"
  • Why Sinatra Matters: Anniversary Edition | Pete Hamill

    Why Sinatra Matters: Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Joe Knezevich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this unique homage to an American icon, journalist and award-winning author Pete Hamill evokes the essence of Sinatra - examining his art and his legend from the inside, as only a friend of many years could do. Shaped by Prohibition, the Depression, and war, Francis Albert Sinatra became the troubadour of urban loneliness. With his songs he enabled millions of others to tell their own stories, providing an entire generation with a sense of tradition and pride belonging distinctly to them.

  • The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories | Pete Hamill

    The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Never before collected in one volume, here are Pete Hamill's stories about Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born and grew up, and the one closest to his heart. A young boy with a mysterious past forever transforms the lives of the neighborhood toughs. A man returns to his old haunts to avenge the death of his brother. A couple chooses to embrace their memories of a bygone era rather than live in a diminished future. These are stories of a New York almost lost but not forgotten.

  • Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America | Sam Roberts,Pete Hamill (foreword)

    Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sam Roberts, Pete Hamill (foreword)
    • Narrated By Sam Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining - history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary.

    Don C. Rowland says: "Good content but horrible performance"
  • The Guns of Heaven: A Hard Case Crime Novel | Pete Hamill

    The Guns of Heaven: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Christian Conn
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    On a visit to Northern Ireland, newspaper reporter Sam Briscoe meets with a mysterious IRA leader and agrees to deliver an envelope to his supporters in New York City. It's a decision with grave consequences - not just for Briscoe, but for his 11-year-old daughter as well. Because the bloody Irish conflict is about to come to the streets of New York, and Briscoe is the only man standing in its way...

    Robert K. says: "Entertaining"
  • Downtown: My Manhattan | Pete Hamill

    Downtown: My Manhattan

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Pete Hamill
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    In Downtown, Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island's southern tip to 42nd Street, combining a moving memoir of his days and nights in New York with a passionate history of its most enduring places and people.

    Interested Party says: "Absolutely superb."
  • North River | Pete Hamill

    North River

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Haunted by the horrors of World War I, Dr. James Delaney's personal life is a nightmare. But everything changes when he returns home one day to find his three-year-old grandson on his doorstep.

    Robert K. says: "I absolutely loved this book"
  • Pete Hamill on Eddie Stanky | Pete Hamill

    Pete Hamill on Eddie Stanky

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Pete Hamill
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    "Watch this little guy," Pete Hamill's dad tells him. The little guy is Eddie Stanky, an ex-soccer player who bounced around the minor leagues until getting a call to the majors. It's 1944, and a young Pete Hamill is with his father watching the Brooklyn Dodgers play the Boston Braves. Hamill's memories of that game and his dad make an appealing story for baseball fans and anyone who has rooted for the underdog.

  • News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the 20th Century | Pete Hamill

    News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Pete Hamill
    • Narrated By Dan Lauria
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From sensational headlines to celebrity gossip, how is the critical relationship of reader to newspaper being slowly undermined? Peter Hamill, a newspaperman for almost 4 decades and most recently editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News, gives a powerful critique of journalism at the end of the 20th century.

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