• by Jonathan Lowe
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Calvin Beach, a disturbed postal clerk with a grudge against welfare mothers. He plans to keep postal inspectors busy - and the popular cliché alive - with homemade bombs. He will succeed, too, because he has a patsy chained in an abandoned Titan missile base in the desert. But Calvin is also being watched by a rookie postal inspector, Victor Kazy, the one person who suspects the police are looking for the wrong man. When Vic finally uncovers the truth, listen as Calvin goes Postal.


What the Critics Say

"A class performance, powerful and accomplished -- mystery at its best." (Clive Cussler)


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Customer Reviews

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Even the great Frank Muller can't save this turkey

Several decades ago a postal clerk went bonkers and killed a number of his co-workers. This was obviously a newsy event, giving rise to the phrase "going postal." This book must have sprung from that event. You may never have wondered why no thrillers have ever been set in the United States Postal Service; if you have, you must be among a mighty small slice of the reading public. In any case, it is hard to find anything good about this book, not even the usually wonderful sound of Frank Muller's voice. The recording here is inferior, and Muller's voice sounds distant, and he sounds like he is hurrying through this one, so he can get through it and go on to a better book. The characters are totally forgettable. Set in and around Phoenix (again, recall many thrillers set there?), the book is a thing frozen in time. The main characters are losers who are alone, get drunk and go to strip bars. I found nothing redeemable about any character in the book. The plot is inconsequential. I looked up Jonathan Lowe in Wikipedia, and there is no listing for him. I am guessing that he did not try publishing anything else. Even if you love Frank Muller and his astonishing canon of work, a thing so towering that it may never be duplicated, you can give this one a skip.
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- Richard Delman "I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get."

Chillingly good

This won an Earphones award so I was expecting a good reading, and it was. Very much like the news, with shootings and a serial bomber no one suspects until the end. Recommend highly.
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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: The Publishing Mills