The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads

Original Stories by Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, C.J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, Ace Atkins & Others
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD26344
Released: Nov 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478942566
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Description

Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C. J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, The Highway Kind is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

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Professional reviews

"The subtitle--"Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads"--tells it all and makes this story collection perfect for a road trip--assuming you leave the kids at home. Will Collyer and John Glouchevitch alternate narrating, with Kathleen McInerney taking over on a couple stories. McInerney and Glouchevitch drop us neatly into the various worlds of these mostly hardened or hard-luck characters. Collyer's performance is less consistent, with occasional forced vernacular accents and narrative choices that sound inauthentic, such as one character in a first-person story who speaks with an accent yet his internal dialogue is unaccented. Still, the collection remains an irresistible choice for those who love both noir stories and speeding down dark and winding roads. K.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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