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Publisher's Summary

Black flim-flam man Deke O'Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta's state penitentiary than he's back on the streets, working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement, he's counting on the big Harlem rally to produce a big collection - for his own private charity. But the take ($87,000) is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on.
With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem (made into a film in 1970) is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.
©1965 Chester Himes; copyright renewed 1993 by Lesley Himes (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The greatest find in American crime fiction since Raymond Chandler.... These books have lasting value - as thrillers, as streetwise documentaries, as chapters of black writing at its ribald and unaffected best. On every level they are simply - or rather not so simply, terrific." (The Sunday Times, London)
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By freddie on 05-02-13

Just discovered Audo Books

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Hello everyone! I'll keep this review short and sweet, where were the Audio Books when I was younger?

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, well I saw the film too and it was pretty close.

Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

All

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The search for the cotton.

Any additional comments?

Loved It!

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By Fylynne on 03-13-12

Entertaining and funny!

Would you consider the audio edition of Cotton Comes to Harlem to be better than the print version?

Yes.

What other book might you compare Cotton Comes to Harlem to and why?

The Help. I like books that have the potential to become movies.

Have you listened to any of Dion Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

The book was fun and fast paced.

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