A Dog’s Ransom

Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of a novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns.

In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a high-minded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts the most - by kidnapping their beloved poodle.

©2015 Patricia Highsmith (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Book's Bark is Worse than its Bite.

My least favorite Highsmith so far. Ugh. Anyway, I finished it. Didn't really HATE it, but it just never caught any narrative momentum and didn't enjoy the characters. I don't have to like the characters in a book, I just helps to NOT be apathetic to the whole damn lot. Highsmith did what she is fantastic at doing, however, and carved out her character like only Highsmith can. She pulls virtues into vices and bends and twists banal personalities into something that gains a weight and heaviness page by page.

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