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By Kevin on 08-17-10
A Satisfying Noir
I have to chime in, if only to defend narrator Joe Barrett. He is not, as the lone other review up states "the worst." His gravelly voice is perfect for this kind of hard-nosed crime novel, and his performance is great.
The book itself is also very good, tightly plotted and full of interesting twists. It lost a star for me in literally the last 30 seconds, which I won't spoil here. Suffice it to say the final lines made me roll my eyes pretty hard, but they didn't ruin the book for me. I'd still recommend it. It's not as good as Zeltserman's other book, the stunningly great "Pariah," but it's not bad.
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By Linda on 10-16-11
For how long and in how many ways can you listen to someone feel sorry for himself? Self pity and bad judgment abound. The narration is the single bright note. It is the only reason I am continuing to slog my way through.
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By paul j boyd on 04-23-10
save your money but more importantly your time...this narrator is the worst and i mean the worst...it takes the author almost the whole book to get things moving along...and when it starts it is most disapointing...pass on this one
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