Small Town

Author(s): Lawrence Block
Imprint: Clipper Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.30 hours)
Product Number: Z13991
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501988127
Narrator/s: Lawrence Block
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The author of dozens of acclaimed novels including those in the Scudder and Keller series, Lawrence Block has long been recognized as one of the premier crime writers of our time. Now, the breathtaking skill, power, and versatility of this Grand Master are brilliantly displayed once again in a mesmerizing new thriller set on the streets of the city he knows and loves so well. That was the thing about New York-if you loved it, if it worked for you, it ruined you for anyplace else in the world. In this dazzlingly constructed novel, Lawrence Block reveals the secret at the heart of the Big Apple. His glorious metropolis is really a small town, filled with men and women from all walks of life whose aspirations, fears, disappointments, and triumphs are interconnected by bonds as unbreakable as they are unseen. Pulsating with the lives of its denizens-bartenders and hookers, power brokers and politicos, cops and secretaries, editors and dreamers-the city inspires a passion that is universal yet unique in each of its eight million inhabitants, including: John Blair Creighton, a writer on the verge of a breakthrough; Francis Buckram, a charismatic ex-police commissioner-and the inside choice for the next mayor-on the verge of a breakdown; Susan Pomerance, a beautiful, sophisticated folk-art dealer plumbing the depths of her own fierce sexuality; Maury Winters, a defense attorney who prefers murder trials because there's one less witness; Jerry Pankow, an ex-addict who has turned being clean into a living, mopping up after New York's nightlife; And, in the shadows of a city reeling from tragedy, an unlikely killing machine who wages a one-man war against them all. Infused with the raw cadence, stark beauty, and relentless pace of New York City, Small Town is a tour de force Block fans old and new will celebrate.


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Small Town
Product Number: BX00068981
Product Number:C1977
Product Number:Z13991

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Author(s): Lawrence Block
Narrator(s): Lawrence Block
Product Number C1977
Released: Jan 27, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402541988
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Product Number EB00235762
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061826726

Professional reviews

"Here is one of those fairly rare cases in which an author's voice marvelously fits the story and characters of his own book. Not all authors can read well--slowly and lucidly--but Block does. He has a flat middle-American voice even though virtually everything he writes is set in New York City. He slightly alters his tone, and the characters stand out as individuals, instantly recognizable once introduced. The story here is a simple framework of a man driven mad by the events of 9/11 who becomes a clever serial killer and mass murderer. On this framework Block hangs a myriad of sex scenes, spending more time on those than on the plot. Typically Block. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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