Blast from the Past : Mac Faraday

  • by Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by Dan Lawson
  • Series: Mac Faraday
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake, Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents.
After an attempted hit ends badly with two of his men dead, mobster Tommy Cruze arrives in Spencer, Maryland, to personally supervise the execution of the witness responsible for putting him behind bars - Archie Monday!
Mac Faraday believes he has his work cut out for him in protecting his lady love from one of the most dangerous leaders in organized crime; but when bodies start dropping in his lakeshore resort town, things may be hotter than even he can handle.

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What the Critics Say

"Carr is a very gifted novelist. Her mystery novels, both the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Series, are phenomenal. Her ability to keep the reader guessing, as well as her plotlines that flow so effortlessly as they work up to the big reveal, always make her novels a fun endeavor, and I look forward to even more of her work as this year unfolds." (Shana Benedict, ABookVacation)
"All of Lauren Carr's mysteries are interesting and fun to read. Her characters are well-rounded and ring true, which brings a believability to the stories. Avid readers will be glad that new installments are on the way." (Edie Dykeman, BelleOnline, Mystery Reviewer)
"I must say, I truly enjoyed reading this book! I found myself waking up slightly early for work just to finish a couple chapters! Not only was this book captivating, I found myself laughing at Gnarly, the ever so lovable and rambunctious German Shepherd! I look forward to reading the next book by Lauren Carr!" (Debbie Hill, Miss Book Lovers)

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Who done it? ...and why?

If you could sum up Blast from the Past in three words, what would they be?

quick-paced, engaging, fun


What other book might you compare Blast from the Past to and why?

One specific book? That's tough! Blast From the Past follows in the great tradition of pulp page-turners. Their are hints of Patterson, Christie and Grafton


Which character – as performed by Dan Lawson – was your favorite?

Gnarly of course! For humans, I'd have to say Bogie.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Just when you thought you've outrun your past, you turn to find it standing in front of you!


Any additional comments?

This was a fun summer listen. The characters were rich and engaging. The voice talent does not disappoint.

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- Michael Valentine

Another Gnarly tale

Where does Blast from the Past rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have not listened/read that many audio book as of yet, however Blast from the Past would have to be one of my favorite ones so far. I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Blast from the Past?

For me the most memorable moment in the Blast from the Past was when Mac got a call from David to tell him that one of the police cars had been stolen. This was a memorable moment for me because I felt the same confusion and shock as Mac at being told that a police car had been stolen. It was also the beginning of the fast paced plot.


What does Dan Lawson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I personally felt like the Blast from the Past as well as the rest of the Mac Faraday Mystery books would all make for a great movie. A great tag line for the blast from the past would be Gnarly and Crew vs mobsters!


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- SefinaHawke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2014
  • Publisher: Acorn Book Services