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Publisher's Summary

A routine investigation into corruption at a North Californian airport sets in motion shocking events that lead hard man Jim Bishop and world-weary ex-cop boss Scott Weiss into the center of a massive criminal conspiracy.

The trail of blood that ensues brings them dangerously closer to Weiss's old nemesis, an expert gun-for-hire known only as Shadowman, and to a plan set to climax with an act of audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible for any killer but one....

©2003 Andrew Klavan (P)2008 BBC Audio

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Fantastic Read

I couldn't stop listening to this book. Andrew
Klavan is maybe the best story teller that I have
ever heard or read. You will want to listen to the
books in order: Dynamite Road then Shotgun Alley
then Damnation Street.

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very impressed!

I knew nothing about this author, but took a chance based on the preview I listened to. I really enjoyed the characters, the suspense, and the fact that the characters all have their own faughts. I really enjoyed the author as narrator and I plan to listen to his follow up to this book next.

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Awesome!!!

Love Klavan. Loved this story. Well told by the author himself. I almost couldn't put down the iPhone. But, unfortunately I had to when the 3 year was in the room (language). Otherwise, great story, and well told. Looking forward to other audio books from Klavan.

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Spectacular

Real tough guys. Very easy to listen to. Finished in about two sittings. Give it a shot, you'll like it.

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One sitting listening

Well worth the listen. Plot twists, not so much, plot amazing executed. Enjoy the detail. Dialogue like I am there. Able to know a minor character in a paragraph like a good friend. Best one so far.

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Excellent

The story is great, the performance is better. I see people giving this book poor reviews because of fowl language and talk of sex. If those things bother you, the book is not for for you. But those things are reality, and how do you pull someone into.a story that doesn't resemble the world we live in? Klavan has a really good way of telling stories the way reality and the narrative requires them to be. Great book.

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Fantastic listen!!

Couldnt stop listening, incredible narration and story. Recommend it to anybody that loves non-ficitonal books.

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Disappointing book, flat and uninteresting

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am not really sure, I am going back to James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, etc.

What could Andrew Klavan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I question whether or not this book had a good editor or publisher, I found Bishop and Weiss characters very unemotional and one-dimensional

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Andrew Klavan?

Needed a professional narrator like George Guidall, Titus Welliver, Will Patton, anyone but Scott Brick

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I am not sure but I can only assume the author gave the book his maximum effort

Any additional comments?

This is probably my first and last Andrew Klavan listen, sorry Mr. Klavan

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Awful

What would have made Dynamite Road better?

Dynamite Road would have been better if the small sliver of a plot had more to it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am now listening to Predictably Irrational.

What does Andrew Klavan bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I thought Klavan was a very good reader. He acted out the character's voices well and in a non-distracting way. He was among the best readers I've heard.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dynamite Road?

I think Dynamite Road had enough real meat to be a short story, which is a shame. The characters, though stereotypical, were fun. He created a huge build up to what was ultimately a wafer thin story.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy Klavan's political writing and enjoyed Empire of Lies.

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Good writing style, but very foul-mouthed

The author's reading is excellent, and the suspense and story is engrossing. However there *are* phrases that don't start with the 'F'-bomb that can be used for character dialog. I felt like I'd spent the day listening to skid-row bums trading insults with ex-convicts.

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