The Three-Day Affair

  • by Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by Ray Chase
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will, Jeffrey, and Nolan are lifelong friends. Each has gone their separate ways as adults, living their own lives while forging their own careers. They have no reason to believe anything extraordinary will befall them. Until one shocking moment changes everything.
Will is a part-time drummer who spends the rest of his time in recording studios. Then one night Jeffrey attempts to rob a convenience store, drags a young woman into Will’s car, and shouts a single word: "Drive!" Shaken and confused, Will obeys.
Suddenly these ordinary men find themselves completely out of their element, holding a young girl hostage without the slightest idea of what to do next. They are already guilty of kidnapping and robbery; it is only a matter of time before they find out just what else they’re capable of. For these four people, three days will decide their fate - freedom and prison, innocence and guilt - and life and death.


What the Critics Say

"Michael Kardos's soulful stories take place in that hard-luck corner of New Jersey where rock and roll dreams crash into blue-collar reality." (Tom Perrotta)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Is there a score lower then zero

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The right ending might could have brought it up to a 3 or 4, but the story kept repeating itself.

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What about Ray Chase’s performance did you like?

Each character voice was unique and I was able to tell who was speaking from his performance.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story line grabbed my attention, and the detail in the characters backgrounds was good.

Any additional comments?

I drive a truck, and a good book can make a long drive seem short, however with this book I found myself turning it off and on, I had books that I was sad having reached my destination too soon, this was not one of them.

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- Mike "I drive a truck so I listen to a lot of books."

Gem of a novel

I highly recommend this book. I found it after reading an interview with the author and simultaneously feeling my go-to categories exhausted. This is a crime story, but a crime unfolding in unpredictable ways. I am partial to stories about people I can identify with, who find themselves in awful situations, and I could feel that sense of regret the characters felt for making the wrong decisions. No tortured serial murderers or brilliant puzzle players, thank god, but a compelling story that unfolds over a long weekend when old friends get together.

The only negative is that it is shorter than what I normally look for, but it was perfectly paced and the characters well developed. I may go listen to it again....
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- Jami E. Nettles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books