• King's Ransom

  • An 87th Precinct Novel, Book 10
  • By: Ed McBain
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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King's Ransom

By: Ed McBain
Narrated by: Dick Hill
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Publisher's summary

The book behind the major motion picture High and Low, King's Ransom is the 10th book in Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series. Here, McBain delivers the full-throttle action and suspense we have come to expect. When a wealthy businessman is faced with a kidnapping, the ransom could ruin his biggest deal ever—unless Detective Steve Carella can find the culprits before the kidnapping turns to murder.

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

Critic reviews

“McBain has the ability to make every character believable—which few writers these days can do.” (Associated Press)

“McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet… even those we thought we already knew." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Dick Hill is simply the best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend any book read by Dick Hill, this one is extra great because it is one of Ed McBain's better stories.

What did you like best about this story?

The terrific dialogue, excellent pacing and plotting.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dick Hill is one of the two best narrators working, in my opinion. When he used to read Connelly's Harry Bosch books - he WAS Harry Bosch. No one since has come close to nailing the character and stories like Hill did.

I will buy any book or series that Hill reads. He is that good. He knows when to go big, pull it back; he understands the story he is telling - he's not there just to read a book and pick up a check. He is completely invested in every character and storyline.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Absolutely.

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Missed badly for me

While I have enjoyed all of the series I have listened too thus far, this story and the narration were just annoying