Eighty Million Eyes

An 87th Precinct Novel
By: Ed McBain
Narrated by: Dick Hill
Series: 87th Precinct, Book 21
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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A comedian dies on national television in front of 40 million viewers, and the detectives of the 87th Precinct must solve the puzzle of how he made someone mad enough to murder.

©2011 Ed McBain (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of McBain’s grand, ongoing accomplishment.” ( Entertainment Weekly)
“McBain has the ability to make every character believable - which few writers these days can do.” ( Associated Press)

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Dated

Some stories stand the test of time. This one doesn’t, in my opinion. As a police procedural, it’s too simplistic. As a character driven story, it lacks appeal. I know McBain books were best sellers back in the day, but I just didn’t care very much for this one. The reader, with his wise-guy accent, didn’t engage me either. I did think the basic plot of both the main and secondary stories were pretty good, and there were a couple of good twists. These were not enough to inspire me to give an overall rating of more than three stars.

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As always

These books always have great charecters from there descriptions. The story lines are always interesting.