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Way Down on the High Lonely

The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 3
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Series: The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (221 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From domestic war to barroom brawls, grad-student-turned-PI Neal Carey’s got more than studying on his plate.

Neal’s three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over—but his troubles are just beginning. The elusive financial benefactors who have bought his freedom expect a return on their investment. They want him to find Cody McCall, a two-year-old boy recently abducted by his father in a bitter Hollywood custody battle—a task that will propel Neal from the glittering Hollywood hills to the remote wilds of Nevada.

To find Cody, Neal has to turn outlaw in a land of two-bit casinos and roadside cathouses to infiltrate a vicious white supremacist group spouting hatred and dealing in terror. But the deeper undercover he goes, the deadlier the game becomes. Now Neal must force a showdown with the group’s crazed leader and find Cody before the missing toddler ends up lost in a world of unspeakable evil.

Crack another case with Neal Carey.
©1993 Don Winslow (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Splendid.” (New York Times Book Review)
"Winslow deftly balances hard-edged action with characters to really care about, all described in swift, sharp prose." (Publishers Weekly)
"Neal's latest adventure is full of entertaining derring-do." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Another great story

Very well written with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Subtle humor, great lines,very well narrated. Overall a quality read/listen.

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Superb- love the series!

Love this series, as well as the Don Winslow stand alone novels. He's become a top tier, "go-to" novelist for me & I can't recommend his work enough. My only criticism is that soon I'll have plowed through his entire bibliography...

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  • Andrew
  • Wesport, CT, United States
  • 06-18-14

Not the best in the series

I think the Neil Carey character may be getting stale, maybe Don should have stopped at book 2 of the series.

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  • Margaret
  • Aracata,, CA, United States
  • 06-02-15

Disappointing; disliked graphic violence

What would have made Way Down on the High Lonely better?

More of the humor and irony of the first two in the series.

Has Way Down on the High Lonely turned you off from other books in this genre?

I enjoy the adventure and the danger but not graphic violence. I thought Winslow was perfect until this book.

Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

The old Indian and Karen.

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

Winslow writes powerful descriptions and really offers readers a keen sense of place.

Any additional comments?

I want audible to label books as to their level of graphic violence. Your eye, when reading, can easily skip over it but not so much on audible. I enjoy the thriller/detective genre, I can deal with foul language, but it's hard to ignore the detailed violence when the book is playing in your ear on on the car.

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Don Winslow never disappoints

A little violent for this series featuring Neal, the hapless, inadvertent detective, but well-written and way exciting. Don't read it before you go to bed.

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