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    • Mystic River

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363

    When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed the boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy's daughter is murdered, Sean is assigned to the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Punches you in the face!

    • By DaWoolf on 11-11-14

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Shutter Island

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,871
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

    Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.

    But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding psychological thriller set in the 50s

    • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 06-17-09

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Since We Fell

    • A Novel
    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,354

    Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rip-snorting blast!

    • By Margaret on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Given Day

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 589

    The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Louise on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $53.61

    • A Drink Before the War

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,106

    With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great beginning to thriller series

    • By L. O. Pardue on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Darkness, Take My Hand

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656

    Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know something about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutal, Sickinning, Fun

    • By Keenan on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Live by Night

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 819
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 717

    Boston, 1926. The ‘20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lehane shows off his skills.

    • By Richard Delman on 11-15-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Gone, Baby, Gone

    • A Novel
    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480

    The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. A territory defined by hard heads and even harder luck, its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary Thriller

    • By William on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Prayers for Rain

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    What if a total stranger was watching your every move? What if he read your mail, listened in on your phone calls, knew what you spoke of only to your most trusted confidants? What if he learned Your routines? Your weaknesses? And, most important, what if he discovered those things you love and cling to . . . and then he stripped you of them? And sat back to watch while you self-destructed?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Burke B-4 He Preached!

    • By Ted on 09-05-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • World Gone By

    • A Novel
    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 516

    Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomas, is growing up. Now the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fabulous

    • By Carol on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

    • By: Lee Child (author/editor), Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, and others
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120

    In our dangerous world, offenders cannot always be brought down by the justice system. When a different kind of justice is needed—swift, effective, and personal—a new type of avenger must take action. In Vengeance, best-selling author Lee Child, “a superb craftsman of suspense” ( Entertainment Weekly), presents 21 riveting stories from some of today’s top crime writers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two stories were excellent.

    • By Jane on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Moonlight Mile

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 367

    Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood 12 years ago. Kenzie and Gennaro risked everything to find the young girl - only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home. Now Amanda is sixteen - and gone again. Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, and more....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Endurance

    • By Stephen on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Sacred

    • A Novel
    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaroto find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Widely misunderstood and under appreciated

    • By Bradley P. Valentine on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • New Stories From the South

    • The Year’s Best, 2005
    • By: Dennis Lehane, Moire Crone, Robert Olen Butler, and others
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Caroline Clay, Michael Emerson, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Awards, the 19 writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers period. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yankee Readers?!?

    • By Misty on 02-08-16

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Drop

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog bac.k…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soooooo great

    • By Candace Russell on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Shutter Island

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens, and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? Who is leaving them clues in the form of cryptic codes? And what really goes on in Ward C? The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping dark thriller.

    • By Lydia on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Mystic River

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed the boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective, Jimmy is an ex-con, and Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 3 Mystic Rivers

    • By Melinda on 05-09-10

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Shutter Island

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Im Sommer 1954 wird Teddy Daniels nach Shutter Island gerufen. Er soll eine geflohene Mörderin aufspüren - doch bald erweist sich die Insel als gefährlicher Albtraum...

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Since We Fell

    • By: Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rachel's husband adores her. When she hit rock bottom, he was there with her every step of the way as she slowly regained her confidence, and her sanity. But his mysterious behaviour forces her to probe for the truth about her beloved husband. How can she feel certain that she ever knew him? And was she right to ever trust him?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this one

    • By Rennie Fletcher on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Boston Noir

    • By: Dennis Lehane (editor)
    • Narrated by: Karen White, Scott Aiello, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city - the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between. Lehane's own contribution - the longest story in the volume - is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe just buy a Lehane novel...

    • By ELB on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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