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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Christian Conn Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anita Carbone was a good girl - and it bored her. That's why she took the long subway ride down to Greenwich Village, home of the Beats and the stoners, home to every kind of misfit and dropout and free spirit you could imagine. It was where she met Joe Milani, the troubled young war veteran with the gentle touch. But it was also where she met his drug-dealing roommate - a man whose unnatural appetites led to murder.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David | 2/3/2014

    " This is the fourth Lawrence Block novel that Hard Case Crime has rescued from oblivion, and the second that they have pulled from the morass of sleaze paperback publisher Beacon Books. The first three titles, Grifter's Game (1961; originally Mona), The Girl with the Long Green Heart (1965), and Lucky at Cards (1964; originally The Sex Shuffle) were well worth saving. Unforunately, A Diet of Treacle (1961; originally Pads Are for Passion) is a much inferior work. The early stages of the novel, which deal largely with beat ennui, are predictably tedious; the character arc of good girl Anita Carbone is not particularly believable; and the book's quick ending all but screams, "Hey, I've almost made my word count! Time to wrap this one up!" Memo to Hard Case Crime: This well appears to have run dry. Is it too late for you to un-publish Killing Castro and give some other writer a chance? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patrick | 1/19/2014

    " Kind of a slow setup and then with a rushed ending. A lot of it reads like "Reefer Madness" or something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eddy Allen | 12/28/2013

    " Drug deals lead to murder after a beautiful college student gets involved with a stoner and his sociopathic roommate in 1960s Greenwich Village, in this classic tale by Block, published for the first time in almost 50 years. Original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting hip marijuana-laced book noir. "

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