Fugitive Nights

Narrated by: David Drummond
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Joseph Wambaugh returns to glamorous Palm Springs and its ever-mysterious desert to give listeners a suspense novel rich in astonishing plot twists, fascinating characters, and the penetrating humor for which he is famous. Three mismatched people - one of whom is a police officer - become involved in the trail of an elusive and dangerous fugitive on a secret mission.

©1992 Joseph Wambaugh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Not his best

I loved his Hollywood Station series, but this was a little dated. The dialog felt very heavy bogged down with metaphor and simile instead of actual conversation. In all the other stories I've read by Wambaug it didn't seem crass or vulgar for the sake of a laugh.

Overall I did enjoy the story and pace, he does set a scene nicely I just wish the dialog was as crisp as the Station series. The intersecting stories, character development and underlying humor saved it for me, but Lynne was unlikable, plain and simple.

When an author is capable of writing like "The Onion Field" and "Choirboys" (both very bleak looks at humanity), its hard to believe the same author wrote this book.

A beach listen, not much more.

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Not worth a purchase

This book does not even sound as if it’s written by Joseph Wambaugh. So many tired cliches and predictable characters. For the very first time, I stopped listening before the end and deleted it. If you buy it anyway, I told you so.

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Fell in love with the original narrator

I remembered the story from a long time ago, and was very excited to see it on Audible. However, this is a newer production with a totally different narrator. I truly wish I could find the original, but that seems to be impossible. It was hard for me to enjoy because I was looking for those familiar triggers of accents, comedic timing, etc.

All that said this narrator did a great job

If anyone has any clue as to where I can get the original recording of this I would be really grateful

This story is great for so many reasons. Every character has depth. Somehow in the midst of horrible things are tragic circumstances there is still comedy.

This and Finnigans week are probably my favorites by him

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Predictable

Narrator was good. I think wambaugh tells a good story at story telling.
I liked. The overall story and locations were right on.