Spademan
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(3.5 based on 130 ratings)
  • 1
    Shovel Ready: A Novel | Adam Sternbergh

    Shovel Ready: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adam Sternbergh
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (102)

    Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he's a hitman. In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to "tap in" to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. His new job is not that different from his old one: waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box cutter.

    Noir garbageman in dirty bombed New York

    Arthur Morey's Tom Waites voice narrates this first person, garbage man come passionless killer come unlikely hero novel with a convincing mix of insi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2014 by Lawrence (San Francisco, USA)
  • 2
    Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel | Adam Sternbergh

    Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Adam Sternbergh
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    New York is toxic - decimated by a dirty bomb years ago. The limnosphere is a virtual safe haven - if you're rich enough to buy in. Spademan is a hit man - box-cutter at the ready. His latest job is to snuff out Lesser, a lowlife lurking around other people's fantasies. As Spademan is about to close the deal, Lesser comes back from the limn with a wild claim: terrorists are planning to attack New York. Again. This time from the inside out.

    Contrived sequel

    Too many plot holes but the performance was great! Not sure I'll read the next installment based on this experience.

    Reviewed on January 30 2015 by jjsho77 ()