My audiobook narration of Edward Anderson’s 1937 novel Thieves Like Us (Chicago Review Press) is now live. Anderson was a Depression-era author who wrote of the desperation of rural America during that period. Straight out of the time of John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson, Thieves Like Us brims with richly-drawn, breathing characters and dialogue that rings true.
The novel was adapted for the screen as They Live By Night (1948), starring Farley Granger, Cathy O’Donnell, and Howard DaSilva, and has become an undisputed film noir classic. It was later remade in the 1970s by Robert Altman under its original title. Altman, however, failed to grasp the essence of film noir, focusing instead on the cars and clothes of the 1930s.
Check out the audio sample above. Then go to Audible and buy it!! It’s a terrific novel.
CAUTION: there are two audio versions of this book out, so make sure you get mine, the one with THIS COVER!
Doak Miller’s done his twenty-five years with the NYPD. Pensioned off, he wants a quieter life, so he moves to Gallatin County, hidden away in the big bend of Florida. He gets his private investigator’s license, hoping to pick up a little off-the-books work on the side. It’s been three years now, time enough to have developed a working relationship with Gallatin Sheriff Bill Radburn. The Sheriff has a little job for him. Shouldn’t be any problem. No problem at all.
And so begins The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes, the latest novel from crime fiction master Lawrence Block. Now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
I’m very pleased to announce my audiobook narration of Lawrence Block’s The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes (Recorded Books, 2015) has gone live.
This is a brand new novel by Block, aka the master of crime fiction, who got the idea to write it in a taxi on his way to the airport. He wanted to write something that hearkened back to the pulp novels of the 1950s (which, coincidentally is exactly when he broke into the business), and he certainly succeeded.
This one is as noir as it gets. Sexy, steamy, dripping with betrayal and murder, the story is set in rural Florida, where few outsiders ever go. If you like it, go to Amazon, Audible, or iTunes and buy it!