Gone Bamboo

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD23907
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504696371
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Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo-- living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean-- but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren't going to be so easy. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora, Bourdain's Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don't kill you first.

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Author(s): Anthony Bourdain
Narrator(s): Chris Patton
Product Number Z100100608
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062454836
Author(s): Anthony Bourdain
Product Number EB00636077
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: #9781596917262

Professional reviews

"This rowdy beach story about an over-the-hill hit man and a retired Mafioso is charmingly narrated by Chris Patton, who lends subtle characterizations to most of the main players. To his credit, Patton doesn't fall into the trap of making the gangsters sound like "The Sopranos," but, going to the other extreme, his depictions are so subtle that the listener can't always follow the dialogue. When his last Mob hit in New Jersey failed, Henry Denard retired to laid-back St. Maarten with his wife, an ex-stripper. Despite the difficulty of concealing a weapon when one is not wearing clothes, the two maintain their vigilance and are prepared when Henry's former capo nemesis shows up on the island under witness protection. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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