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Publisher's Summary

Coming on the heels of his bestselling Choke and Imperfect Strangers, Stuart Woods brings back one of his best loved characters, Stone Barrington, who most recently appears in New York Dead, in a fast paced, rollercoaster ride through the high-profile world of celebrity gossip. Feared and disliked for both her poison pen and ice queen persona, bi-coastal gossip columnist Amanda Dart finds the tables have turned. The unwitting victim of an anonymous gossipmonger who is faxing to national opinion makers an outrageous scandal sheet revealing the details of her on-going indiscretions with a nationally known takeover artist, Amanda enlists the help of New York lawyer and investigator Stone Barrington to learn the identity of the faxer. Everybody is a suspect in the world of tabloid journalism. As the faxes grow more scathing and begin to expose the peccadilloes of not only Amanda but other members of the gossip community, Barrington winds up with more leads than he can handle, and an employer who is about to take matters dangerously into her own hands. The world of gossip is turned on its head. It becomes clear to Stone that even the most respected members of the social scene will stop at nothing, even murder, to clear their names.
Irresistible as only good gossip can be, Dirt is a mesmerizing tale of betrayal and murder set against a backdrop of the fast-paced Manhattan tabloid business; it is filled with the twists and turns that have made Stuart Woods' novels international hits.
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©1996 Stuart Woods (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Suzanne Jackels on 03-15-09

I **HATE** when audiobooks are abridged!

I'm working my way through all of the Stone Barrington novels and I was so disappointed to find this one was only available in abridged form. I never buy an abridged version if I can avoid it because it makes me feel like I'm missing out on important details (or that someone else is taking the liberty of deciding for me what are the important details I should know). Overall it was a great story, but I'd have rather had it in its original form - as the author wrote it!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Umpire Retired on 10-02-12

Abridged Version

Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?


What do you think your next listen will be?

Another author for the time being.

What aspect of Tony Roberts’s performance would you have changed?

I have not heard many books with Tony's work.

Do you think Dirt needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, there is enough trashy reporters and negative media types... there doesn't need to be more written about them...

Any additional comments?

To the real reason why I am writing... The abridged version of the book has cut so much from the story line... The try mystery is in the details that surround the characters. The here is very little to know about the other characters.... I do not wish to purchase any more for the "short" stories from this author.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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