The Fall Guy

  • by James Lasdun
  • Narrated by Charles Constant
  • 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is summer 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin, Matthew, to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions.
As listeners of James Lasdun's acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy?
Darkly vivid, with an atmosphere of erotic danger, The Fall Guy is Lasdun's most entertaining novel yet.


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This story dragged, accents were terrible, I would pass on this story if I were you.
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- Kerrianne Jerard

Never Again

First there's the plot- needy, unreliable narrator takes on a snooze worthy stroll through his never ending angst, while bombarding us with pretentious references to the food he prepares and the wine he serves.
Then there's the narration- at first, I thought I had mistakenly downloaded a science fiction book when the narrator launched into the robotic English accent of Miserable Matthew. It was colossally distracting. It might be better to read than to listen to, but it would take a lot of patience.
I skipped over a few chapters, tuned back in at the last chapter, and found I hadn't missed much.
This might have been a good plot, but the way it was presented was, to me, the book's downfall.
I downloaded this book based on a Wall Street Journal review. When I downloaded it there were no reviews yet. I will NOT do that again.
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- S. Elder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2016
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books