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Publisher's Summary

Drive is the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all - until he's double-crossed.

Powerful and stylistically brilliant, Drive has been hailed by critics as the "perfect piece of noir fiction" (New York Times Book Review) and an instant classic.

©2005 James Sallis (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

Drive is full of sly humor, poetic details and plenty of rude violence...a terrific ride." (Los Angeles Times

"Full throttle...Sallis's riveting novella reads the way a Tarantino or Soderbergh neo-noir plays...Drive is one lean, mean, masterful machine. Grade: A." (Entertainment Weekly

"One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit....[Drive] packs a wallop." (Boston Globe)  

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A little confusing but good

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Short noirish novel about a movie stunt man who moonlights as a getaway driver for various heists. Well-written if occasionally confusing because the author has stripped the story so much to the bone that context is often missing from scenes. Still, enjoyed this one. Will probably read again.

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excellent, but non-linear

a very modern noir-ish tale about a stunt driver who also drives getaway. but be warned, you need to pay attention because it is told non-linearly and you can get lost easily if you're distracted, but it will be worth it if you stick it out. different, and for me much better than it's sequel.

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Convoluted...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I saw the movie which was great then thought the audio book would be fantastic. Unfortunately for me, this was not the case; I found the audio version hard to follow and difficult to figure out what was going on for much of the time.

Would you recommend Drive to your friends? Why or why not?

No I wouldn't.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael Garcia?

Yes, the narrator was good.

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pay attention

really need to pay attention to keep up with it. the reader did not assist in the flow

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Great but not as good as the movie

I am usually a huge fan of books over movies, and this book offers a lot the movie doesn't, great to get some back story on driver. That being said I think the movie had the more compelling story while the characters are all true to the book!

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I liked it!

Very good… I liked it! A dark tale, of the noire genre. Relatively short, but packs a good punch. I enjoyed listening to the narrator too, who did a really good job.

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Short & sweet.

the reader and his female voice is goofy at times but he knocks it the park.

otherwise short & sweet and never a bore.

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I friggin love this book.

Such a short sweet thriller, anyone with an audible subscription should listen to this. It’s less than four hours long, so you have nothing to lose!

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movie was better

movie was better..............
but glad I listened.....
wondering if I'll be reading the sequel



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great book, awful narrator

the book itself is great, a lean mean short thriller... the narrator sounds like he is bored too tears reading the story making it hard to find it interesting as a listener. if I hadn't read the book before I'd have never known it was as good as it is...