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Presenting Evan Tanner - the first series character created by Lawrence Block, best-selling author of A Walk Among the Tombstones....

Ever since a shred of shrapnel did a number on his brain's sleep center, Even Tanner has been awake 24/7. This gives him more time than your average underachiever. Time to learn the world's languages (he's fluent in Basque, but has trouble with Chinese). Time to embrace the world's lost causes and irredentist movements (The Flat Earth Society, the League for the Restoration of Cilician Armenia, the Society of the Left Hand). Time to write term papers theses for students with more money than knowledge. And, most important, time to do his dreaming while he's wide awake.

When his girlfriend, T'pani "Tuppence" Ngawa, disappears on a jazz tour of Thailand, Tanner flies to Bangkok, slips his CIA escort, and rushes to the rescue-only to wind up caged by bandits, who plan to behead him at daybreak. He enlists a young and sexually inexperienced Thai, Dhang, with the promise that he'll get him laid. Their escape route ultimately leads to North Vietnam-and, eventually, into the DMZ. Oh, you don't really expect a summary of a Tanner adventure to make sense, do you? It's a wild ride, partly by bullock cart, and no one but Tanner could bring it off....

©1967 Lawrence Block (P)2017 Lawrence Block

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What a man won't do for a pretty girl.

Another rollicking adventure for Evan Tanner! Well plotted, with characters you care about.

Theo Holland once again does an excellent job with the various accents and voices.

I look forward to the next Evan Tanner adventure voiced by Theo Holland.

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  • GREG SLATER
  • 12-22-17

I couldn't listen to it

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A decent reader

Has The Scoreless Thai put you off other books in this genre?

No, but I wish Audible would find some better readers

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too much, which is a pity because I like the author, as you know. The same applied, only less so, with the later Bernie Rodenbar books. The original reader was great. The more recent one was not. Why change a winning formula?

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Scoreless Thai?

Don't know, didn't get that far

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't mind an exchange