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  • Don’t Ever Get Old

  • By: Daniel Friedman
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

When Buck learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. But lots of people want a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac hell-bent on rubbing out everybody who knows anything about the stolen gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a "Buck Schatz"!! And it's great!!

  • By Byron on 07-30-13

Unexpected Surprise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-14

If you could sum up Don’t Ever Get Old in three words, what would they be?

Clever, Funny, Cantankerous

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Dirty Harry turns 88. Buck Schatz is a Jewish retired homicide detective with no inner monologue who was the inspiration for the Dirty Harry character. It's a hilarious combination, and I could not wait to see what Buck would say or do next.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book was so unexpectedly good that I am writing my first ever book review. I usually listen to faster paced mystery/thrillers but I so enjoyed the character of Buck and the clever dialogue that I have been thinking about this book since I read it. As mentioned in the book, older people are often relegated to a minor character, one whose role is to support and pass along wisdom to the younger protagonist, before they exit, quite literally. It is quite refreshing to see an outspoken robust old leading man (to say the least about him). Glad to see there is a sequel, can't wait to read it!