The Busy Body

  • by Donald E. Westlake
  • Narrated by Brian Holsopple
  • 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Al Engel had worked his way up to being Nick Rovito’s right-hand man, near the top of the syndicate. And this was a delicate job that Rovito had given him: retrieving a very important jacket, loaded with heroin, from the fresh grave of the drug mule who was accidentally buried wearing it.
Rovito ordered Engel to go to the grave in the early hours of the morning, dig up the coffin, and get back the suit - plus kill two birds with one stone (so to speak) and whack the guy who would help with the digging. There was just one problem (at least - just one to begin with): It turned out the grave was empty. Suddenly Engel was the one finding himself “in deep”.
Busy Body is early Westlake, as he was mastering the genre he would become known for: the comic caper.

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Great characters! Fun twist!

This was the first book of Donald E. Westlake that I've given a listen to and I'll definitely be listening to all I can get my ears on... get it.

Read to perfection by Brian Holsopple.
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- Matthew S. Hill

Fun Fun Fun

What can I say, it's a Westlake. Motivated to hear the end. I didn't guess this ending. Wouldn't it be so cool to meet Westlake? Another time.
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- James Guseilo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books