Red Cat

  • by Peter Spiegelman
  • Narrated by Elliott Gould
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a troubled past and a job that attracts too much attention from the law, March has always been the black sheep of his staid merchant-banking family. That makes the identity of his latest client all the more surprising: his smug older brother, David.David is desperate and deeply scared, and with good reason. A woman he met on the Internet, and then for several torrid sexual encounters, is stalking him. David knows her only as Wren, but she seems to know everything about him - and she's threatening to tell all to his wife and his colleagues. His marriage, his career, and his reputation at stake, David wants John to find this woman and warn her off. Reeling from these revelations, John begins the search for Wren, and what he discovers both alarms and fascinates him. Part actress, part playwright, part performance-artist and noir pornographer, Wren is a powerfully compelling mystery - though no more so, John discovers, than his own brother.
But when a body surfaces in the East River, March suddenly finds he's no longer searching for a stalker. Now he's hunting a killer and following a trail that leads ever closer to David's door.


What the Critics Say

"Spiegelman...continues to be one of today's best practitioners of neo-noir." (Publishers Weekly)
"As John matures, so does Spiegelman. The writing is cleaner, the characters are varied and well drawn, and most of all, the plot is believably complex and full of shocking twists. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good book, bad reader

I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, and am dismayed to say that Elliott Gould, an actor of bigger reputation than most of the audiobook readers I have become such a fan of, is an awful, monotonous, word-mispronouncing reader! The production on this book is terrible, also, with big silent gaps between, apparently, recording sessions. This is especially frustrating because the Peter Spiegelman book is really good. Was this a rush job or what?
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- C. Carlson

Buyer beware!

In regards to the audio version of this story, I don't know how much better it would have been if there was a different narrator. Elliot Gould is simply one of the worst narrators I have ever heard, and I listen to 60 plus audio books a year. I wonder if the author even listened to the recording? Was Mr. Gould related to the author?
It is just awful. And there is too much pause between chapters. I wondered if Mr. Gould had passed out. Mr. March, the detective is a bland guy and his brother most hateful towards him. I got the audio because it was recommended by the July issue of the magazine, The Economist. Oh well. I wish these authors would write better stories, truly I do!Some of the current books on the best seller list are terrible as well!
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- Pamela "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2007
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books