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I know am biased : i am firmly convinced that Lawrence Block's Matthew series lays on the the top of the thrillers stories of the past 30 years . I've read all the books in "real time" (i.e. when they were first published) and now i've the pleasure to discover them in an audio format. The books have not aged a bit as Matt Scudder's stories provide what one expects from a great thriller : an intriguing and tense plot, engaging characters , great atmosphere and a tension that builds up as you turn the pages . They are well written , captivating and make you feel a great empathy with the lonely hero , Matt Scudder.
Do not miss it !
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about A Ticket to the Boneyard?
Block has never failed to impress me with his evolving look at Matt Scudder. So many readers have attempted these books and I've liked them all (Block himself did one and it was pretty good). Joe Barrett might be the best yet.
What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Great, subtle accents and a warm, welcoming voice.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes - as it was, I took it to the gym and worked out more than I would have.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Joe Barrett's voice is perfect for the book. The story was good and the whole thing was a pleasure to listen to. I'm glad that the producers of audiobooks seem to have realised that the narrator is absolutely crucial to the success of an audiobook.
I have ordered some books of a different genre read by Joe Barrett, for instance, one by Anne Tyler.
I don't mean to downplay the book itself. I have bought lots of Lawrence Block for my Kindle. The Scudder stories are just right, though perhaps I could manage without quite so many references to AA meetings. The combination of his writing and Joe Barrett's voice is fantastic.