The Drop

  • by Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by Jim Frangione
  • 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic Riverwith this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith - the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaƫl Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.
Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back.

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THAT IS LIFE,

SOMEBODY COMES ALONG WHEN YOUR NOT LOOKING, NOR EXPECTING
This is a middle of the road listen. It is not awful and it is not great. This is more about the characters then the story. I am a dog lover and the puppy is what kept me listening, even thought the dog is a very minor part of the listen. The characters are a little gritty and offbeat. There are some Chechin bad guys, but nobody is really a good guy, as in most Lehane books. Also like most Lehane books, it is pure Boston (underbelly).

I AM NOT THE ONE WHO WASTED MY WHOLE LIFE WAITING FOR IT TO START.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Soooooo great

I just listened again, having purchased this 2 years ago, and if possible like it even more than the 5 stars I gave then. Can't give more stars, so will have to write a review.
This book depicts some of the most savage, venal, depraved, avaricious - oh well, all the deadly sins and then some - but somehow Lehane's writing and Frangione's narration turn that mess into a totally enjoyable book. I won't say which part I enjoyed most, but, hint, it had something to do with the dog. And it's sort of an uplifting Christmas story, though the ending was a downer and a cliffhanger (I hate both of those), but at least answered a couple of lingering questions. Looking forward to listening again in a couple more years!
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- Candace Russell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio