Grifter's Game

Grifter's Game

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off of gullible women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard -- and found himself holding a stash of raw heroin. Now that Joe has fallen hard for Mona, he's got to pull off the most dangerous con of his career. One that will leave him either a killer -- or a corpse.
Publisher: Hampton, NH : Sound Library/BBC Audiobooks America, p2005.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780792736691
0792736699
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO MYSTERY Block Lawrence 2005
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 19 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan

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PimaLib_WilliamB Jun 15, 2016

This one is an outstanding hard boiled private detective story, not part of a series as per usual L. Block books. Fun, short, with some twists and turns that won't totally surprise you but still fun and sometimes dark. I enjoyed the CD thoroughly and was super enhanced by the amazing Alan Sklar, who reads "Grifter's Game" as though he wrote it; there is humor in his voice and he seems born for this story. Get it on CD or download it, trust me.

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MarieMarguerite
Jan 11, 2010

Could be a really good book, but Laurence Block's reading skills are pitiful.

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nitetraino
Sep 11, 2009

Interesting premise that turns depressing. Easy to tell this is a 50 year old story. 4 of 10 stars.

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