Akashic Books: Noir
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  • Dallas Noir | David Hale Smith

    Dallas Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Hale Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Jennifer Van Dyck, John McLain, and others
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    My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise... The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore's perfect tune Dallas" is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He's just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest?

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  • Kansas City Noir | Steve Paul

    Kansas City Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Steve Paul
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, John McLain, and others
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    Brand-new stories by: Daniel Woodrell, Matthew Eck, Catherine Browder, Nancy Pickard, John Lutz, J. Malcolm Garcia, Kevin Prufer, Linda Rodriguez, Nadia Pflaum, Phong Nguyen, Andres Rodriguez, and others. Kansas City: where East and West collide, where naked ambition meets broken dreams, where blues and the night go together like rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Yes, Kansas City is a surprising place of grit, gore, and betrayal, at least in the imaginations of our diverse lineup of contributors.

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  • St. Petersburg Noir | Natalia Smirnova, Julia Goumen

    St. Petersburg Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Natalia Smirnova, Julia Goumen
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Christian Rummel, Ken Kliban, and others
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    When you think of St. Petersburg noir, some of the greatest literary names immediately spring to mind - Alexander Pushkin, Nikolay Gogol, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Modern day St. Petersburg lavishly offers the scenery and conditions for true noir stories, and the writers in St. Petersburg Noir succeed in concocting their own worlds within this city with stories ranging from mystical to outwardly grotesque.

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  • Mumbai Noir | Altaf Tyrewala

    Mumbai Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Altaf Tyrewala
    • Narrated By Manish Dongardive, Vikas Adam, Farah Bala, and others
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    Bombay's communal riots of 1992 - in which Hindus were alleged to be the primary perpetrators - were followed by retaliatory bomb blasts in 1993, masterminded by the Muslim-dominated underworld. Over a thousand citizens lost their lives in these internecine bouts of violence and thousands more became refugees in their own city. In a matter of months, Bombay ceased to be the cosmopolitan, wholesome, and middle-class bastion it had been for decades.

    Great stories!

    Almost all of these short stories had me on the edge of my seat. Very enjoyable!

    Reviewed on January 21 2016 by StefanievPB (Florida United States)
  • Indian Country Noir | Sarah Cortez (editor), Liz Martínez (editor)

    Indian Country Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sarah Cortez (editor), Liz Martínez (editor)
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Victor Bevine, Scott Aiello, and others
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    Step into Indian Country. Enter the dark welter of troubled history throughout the Americas, where the heritage of violence meets the ferocity of intent. Features brand-new stories by: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martnez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • Manhattan Noir | Lawrence Block (editor)

    Manhattan Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block (editor)
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Vikas Adam, Scott Aiello, and others
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    "Readers of Brooklyn Noir will recall that its contents were labeled by neighborhood - Bay Ridge, Canarsie, Greenpoint, etc. We have chosen the same principle here, and the book's contents do a good job of covering the island, from C.J. Sullivan's Inwood and Charles Ardai's Upper East Side, to Justin Scott's Chelsea and Carol Lea Benjamin's Greenwich Village."

    I hate to drop a dime on this book

    But it was truly Dime Novel stuff... and very NOIR.. ok so it's supposed to me noir... but it was not entertaining, titillating, interesting... sor..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 20 2015 by HIYBRID (United States)
  • Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American | Ken Bruen (editor)

    Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen (editor)
    • Narrated By John Lee, Bronson Pinchot
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    Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin. Dublin Noir features an awe-inspiring cast of writers who between them have won all major mystery and crime-fiction awards. This collection introduces secret corners of a fascinating city and surprise assaults on the "Celtic Tiger" of modern Irish prosperity.

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  • Havana Noir | Achy Obejas

    Havana Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Achy Obejas
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam, Adriana Sananes, Scott Brick, and others
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    In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city - some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Despestre - uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.

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  • Delhi Noir | Hirsh Sawhney (editor)

    Delhi Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Hirsh Sawhney (editor)
    • Narrated By Anjali Wason, Neil Shah, Sanjiv Jhaveri, and others
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    The eyes of the world are gazing at India - the world's largest democracy. But the books you read about this Asian giant only show part of the picture. Delhi Noir offers bone-chilling, mesmerizing takes on the country's chaotic capital, a city where opulence and poverty are constantly clashing, where old-world values and the information age wage a constant battle. Delhi Noir's 15 original stories are written by the best Indian writers alive today - the ones you haven't yet heard of but should have.

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  • Twin Cities Noir: The Expanded Edition | Julie Schaper, Steven Horwitz

    Twin Cities Noir: The Expanded Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Julie Schaper, Steven Horwitz
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer Van Dyck, and others
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    Brand-new stories from David Housewright, Steve Thayer, Judith Guest, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, K.J. Erickson, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, Brad Zellar, Mary Sharratt, Pete Hautman, Larry Millett, Quinton Skinner, Gary Bush, and Chris Everheart.

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  • Prison Noir | Joyce Carol Oates (editor)

    Prison Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates (editor)
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, David Marantz, Joe Barrett, and others
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    This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. Featuring brand-new stories by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

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  • New Orleans Noir | Julie Smith

    New Orleans Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Julie Smith
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Vikas Adam, Kevin T. Collins, and others
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    Beneath the glitter of Mardi Gras lies the sleaze of Bourbon Street; under the celestial sounds of JazzFest, the nightmare screams of a city once at war within its neighborhoods, but after Hurricane Katrina, seemingly at war with nature and the rest of the country as well. New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation.

    Diverse as the City

    Made me homesick for the city of my birth. I smelled forgotten smells and saw forgotten scenes in the stories.

    Reviewed on March 26 2015 by Becky ()
  • Philadelphia Noir | Carlin Romano

    Philadelphia Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Carlin Romano
    • Narrated By Karen White, Andy Caploe, William Dufris, and others
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    From the introduction to Philadelphia Noir: "America's first great city, first capital, and first industrial metropolis contained from the beginning the mix of poor workers and elite culture, of ethnic enclaves and religious intolerance, of easy skullduggery and flesh-pot possibilities, that led Lincoln Steffens in 1903 to famously rule it 'corrupt and contented'."

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  • Portland Noir | Kevin Sampsell

    Portland Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Sampsell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Allyson Johnson, John McLain, and others
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    In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities. Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

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  • Belfast Noir | Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)

    Belfast Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies, Gerard Doyle, John Keating, and others
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    Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan.

    Not what I expected

    I thought it was going to be all about the troubles( not the place) but actually there are different stories mostly crime but there are modern stories..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2015 by carmen (OFallon, MO, United States)
  • Cape Cod Noir | David L. Ulin

    Cape Cod Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By David L. Ulin
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, Joe Barrett, Nick Sullivan, and others
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    From the introduction by David L. Ulin: "For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began."

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  • Public Transportation | Lee Child

    Public Transportation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    "Public Transportation" is a short story from the collection Phoenix Noir. Brand-new stories by: Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte.Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale.

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  • Phoenix Noir | Patrick Millikin (editor)

    Phoenix Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Patrick Millikin (editor)
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, Bronson Pinchot, Vikas Adam, and others
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    Brand-new stories by: Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte.

    not enough mystery

    mostly sex and violence, but not too much mystery, it was pretty racist at some parts too

    Reviewed on April 14 2016 by Andrew ()
  • San Francisco Noir | Peter Maravelis

    San Francisco Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Maravelis
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Evans, Jeff Brick, and others
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    San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic "Baghdad by the Bay". In this superb collection, virtuosos of the genre meet up with the best of SF’s literary fiction community to chart a unique psycho-geography for a dark landscape. From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood.

    Depressing

    That it was framed in San Francisco

    Reviewed on May 29 2016 by Victoria Archibald (South Lake Tahoe, Ca., US)
  • Manila Noir | Jessica Hagedorn

    Manila Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jessica Hagedorn
    • Narrated By Tez Bois, Ramon De Ocampo
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    Manila provides the ideal, torrid setting for an Akashic Noir series volume. It's where the rich rub shoulders with the poor, where five-star hotels coexist with informal settlements, where religious zeal coexists with superstition, and where politics is often synonymous with celebrity and corruption.

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  • Bronx Noir | S.J. Rozan

    Bronx Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By S.J. Rozan
    • Narrated By Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, and others
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    Brand-new stories by: Thomas Adcock, Kevin Baker, Thomas Bentil, Lawrence Block, Jerome Charyn, Suzanne Chazin, Terrence Cheng, Ed Dee, Joanne Dobson, Robert Hughes, Marlon James, Sandra Kitt, Rita Laken, Miles Marshall Lewis, Pat Picciarelli, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Steven Torres, and Joe Wallace.

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  • Kingston Noir | Colin Channer

    Kingston Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Colin Channer
    • Narrated By Robin Miles, Mirron Willis, Joan Pringle
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    From "Trench Town" to "Half Way Tree" to "Norbrook" to "Portmore" and beyond, the stories of Kingston Noir shine light into the darkest corners of this fabled city. Joining award-winning Jamaican authors such as Marlon James, Leone Ross, and Thomas Glave are two "special guest" writers with no Jamaican lineage: Nigerian-born Chris Abani and British writer Ian Thomson.

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  • New Jersey Noir | Joyce Carol Oates

    New Jersey Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Robin Miles, Kevin T. Collins, Kevin Free, and others
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    The most civilized and 'decent' among us find that we are complicit with the most brutal murderers. We enter into literally unspeakable alliances - of which we dare not speak except through the obliquities and indirections of fiction, poetry, and visual art of the sort gathered here in New Jersey Noir.

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  • Tel Aviv Noir | Etgar Keret (editor), Assaf Gavron (editor)

    Tel Aviv Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Etgar Keret (editor), Assaf Gavron (editor)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Elizabeth Evans, Victor Bevine, and others
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    For Tel Aviv Noir, Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron have masterfully assembled some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection. Featuring brand-new stories by: Etgar Keret, Gadi Taub, Lavie Tidhar, Deakla Keydar, Matan Hermoni, Julia Fermentto, Gon Ben Ari, Shimon Adaf, Alex Epstein, Antonio Ungar, Gai Ad, Assaf Gavron, Silje Bekeng, and Yoav Katz.

    Very esoteric!

    Most of the stories was overly esoteric for my liking. I just wanted a bit of light reading.

    Reviewed on May 14 2016 by Larry ()
  • Miami Noir | Les Standiford

    Miami Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Les Standiford
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, William Dufris, Joe Barrett, and others
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    From the introduction by Les Standiford: "The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced. The poet Richard Hugo once said that the natural place for the writer was on the edge, and 'edge' might well be the definitive word when it comes to this city... We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Island's heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century.

    A perfect logistical nightmare.

    No. The short story form does not lend itself to being rated in a coherent way. While the narrators are listed above, the authors are not! Odd. I am g..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2015 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
  • Paris Noir | Aurelien Masson (editor)

    Paris Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Aurelien Masson (editor)
    • Narrated By Eric Yves Garcia, Jean Brassard, Sean Runnette, and others
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    Twelve short stories, 12 points of view, 12 neighborhoods of the same town, and finally, 12 pieces of the same puzzle. Paris Noir takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its intertwined streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. You'll cruise Paris with its nightclubs full of mysterious beauties who seem to have a lot to hide.

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  • Bums | William Kent Krueger

    Bums

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    "Bums" is a short story from the collection Twin Cities Noir.

    Great performance of a satisfying short story
    Reviewed on February 09 2015 by Bradley P. Valentine (Tampa, FLA)
  • Another Role | Reed Farrel Coleman

    Another Role

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated By Cheech Marin
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    "Another Role" is a short story from the collection Indian Country Noir. Step into Indian Country. Enter the dark welter of troubled history throughout the Americas, where the heritage of violence meets the ferocity of intent.

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  • Taking on PJ | Eoin Colfer

    Taking on PJ

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    "Taking on PJ" is a short story from the collection Dublin Noir. Brand new stories by: Ken Bruen, Eoin Colfer, Jason Starr, Laura Lippman, Olen Steinhauer, Peter Spiegelman, Kevin Wignall, Jim Fusilli, John Rickards, Patrick J. Lambe, Charlie Stella, Ray Banks, James O. Born, Sarah Weinman, Pat Mullan, Gary Phillips, Craig McDonald, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, and others.Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.

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  • Boston Noir | Dennis Lehane (editor)

    Boston Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane (editor)
    • Narrated By Karen White, Scott Aiello, Stephen Hoye, and others
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    In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city - the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between. Lehane's own contribution - the longest story in the volume - is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.

    Maybe just buy a Lehane novel...

    The stories were hit or miss, with Lehane's being the stand out for me. The narration was not for me. Though some of it was simply in the noir spiri..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2015 by ELB (MA)
  • Seattle Noir | Curt Colbert (editor)

    Seattle Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Curt Colbert (editor)
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett, Kevin Free, Jonathan Davis, and others
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    Brand-new stories by: G. M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft.

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  • D.C. Noir | George Pelecanos (editor)

    D.C. Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By George Pelecanos (editor)
    • Narrated By Lisa Renee Pitts, Cassandra Campbell, William Dufris, and others
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    Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

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  • Pittsburgh Noir | Kathleen George (editor)

    Pittsburgh Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kathleen George (editor)
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman, David Ledoux, Jennifer Van Dyck, and others
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    Pittsburgh has recently (and more than once) been called the most livable city in America; yet the old image of smoky skies and steel mills spewing forth grit has never quite disappeared. Its history as a dirty industrial center is a part of its residents, a part of their toughness. The people of the steel city fight.

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  • Brooklyn Noir | Tim McLoughlin (editor)

    Brooklyn Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tim McLoughlin (editor)
    • Narrated By Michael Braun, Adam Chase, Karen Chilton, and others
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    Each contributor presents a brand new story set in a distinct neighborhood. Brooklyn Noir mixes masters of the mystery genre with the best of New York’s literary fiction community - and, of course, leaves room for new blood. These brilliant and chilling stories see crime striking in communities of Russians, Jamaicans, Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Irish and many other ethnicities - in the most diverse urban location on the planet.

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  • If You Can’t Stand the Heat | Lawrence Block

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (22 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
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    The story I wrote, set in the same Hell's Kitchen neighborhood that's home to my detective hero, Matthew Scudder, was "If You Can't Stand the Heat". (And in fact the bar where the story begins bears a definite resemblance to Grogan's Open House, where Matt's friend Mick Ballou holds court.) I didn't know very much about the young woman who stars in "If You Can't Stand the Heat", not even her name. I learned more as I found myself moved to record further adventures for her.

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  • Newark Black: 1940-1954 | C. K. Williams

    Newark Black: 1940-1954

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By C. K. Williams
    • Narrated By Ice T
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    "Newark Black" is a short story from the collection New Jersey Noir, featuring brand-new stories (and a few poems) by: Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Pinsky, Edmund White and Michael Carroll, Richard Burgin, Paul Muldoon, Sheila Kohler, C.K. Williams, Gerald Stern, Lou Manfredo, S.A. Solomon, Bradford Morrow, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffrey Ford, S.J. Rozan, Barry N. Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, Hirsh Sawhney, and Robert Arellano.

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  • Tehran Noir | Salar Abdoh (editor and translator)

    Tehran Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Salar Abdoh (editor and translator)
    • Narrated By Lameece Issaq, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Peter Ganim
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    There is something of both the absolutely spectacular and positively disgraceful about Tehran. But most writers around the world are inclined to think that their own sprawling metropolis is the capital of every imaginable vice and crime, of impossible love and tenderness and cruelty and malice in measures that seldom exist anywhere else. For me, Tehran's case is no different - except that there really is a difference here. The city may be a hothouse of decadence, a den of inequity, all that. But it still exists under the watchful eye of a very unique entity, the Islamic Republic.

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  • Los Angeles Noir | Denise Hamilton (editor)

    Los Angeles Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Denise Hamilton (editor)
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Evans, Therese Plummer, and others
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    Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named Last Lullaby a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award.

    Variety, Fasinating Characters and All Noir!

    Story were just long enough. The stories had the dark twists and unhappy endings of Noir, but not always as you expect. A great variety of characters..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2015 by Real User (Minnetonka, MN USA)
  • Providence Noir | Ann Hood - editor

    Providence Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Hood - editor
    • Narrated By P. J. Ochlan, Greta Jung, Tim Pabon, and others
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    "Providence was founded in 1636 by a rogue named Roger Williams. Williams escaped here when Massachusetts was ready to deport him back to England. In the almost 400 years since, we've become infamous for all sorts of crimes and misdemeanors, including serving as home base for the Patriarca crime family for decades. My very own Uncle Eddie - I can hear Mama Rose screaming at me: 'He wasn't a blood relative! He was related through marriage!' - was gunned down in the Silver Lake section of town in 1964."

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