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The Dead Drink First
- By: Dale Maharidge
- Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
- Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
- Original Recording
Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.
read it even if it's not your usual genre
- By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19
This was very well done and I found it helpful for me to listen to and hear. Very moving and healing.
- By: Caleb Carr
- Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
- Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
A new breed of evil has come to old New York. The horribly mutilated body of a young male prostitute turns up in the East River in 1896. Reporter John Moore and his mentor Laszlo Kreizler decide to investigate.
Great listen. Unfortunately it is abridged.
- By Michael on 08-31-12
The story line is good, but the prose and performance are even better. I am rarely impressed with a modern authors skill with language. I will definitely be trying more books written by Caleb Carr and books narrated by Edward Herrmann!