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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Thompson Narrator: Thomas Vincent Kelly Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working door-to-door one day, trying to eke money out of folk with even less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a beautiful young woman named Mona Farrell. Mona's being forced by her aunt to do things she doesn't like, with men she doesn't know--she wants out, any way she can get it. And to a man who wants nothing of what he has, Mona sure looks like something he actually does.

Soon Dolly and Mona find themselves involved in a scheme of robbery, murder and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run cold. As Dolly's plans begin to unravel, his mind soon follows.

In A HELL OF A WOMAN, Jim Thompson offers another arresting portrait of a deviant mind, in an ambitious crime novel that ranks among his best work. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy James | 2/16/2014

    " Absolutely Consuming. The first book in years that has Kept me awake until the very last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom Wenck | 2/15/2014

    " This was my first Jim Thompson book I have read and I wasnt disappointed. The dialogue is so brilliant and keeps you intrigued and what I liked is it is from another time and place in the 1950s. The words he uses to describe the characters and the story are like something out of a Bogart movie but the difference is you know everything the main protagonist is thinking and feeling all along giving this such realism, honesty, and depth. I was hooked right away into the story and didnt want to put this down. My father-in-law was a door to door salesman and I feel Thompson knew my father-in-law. The reader did a great job and his inflections were very realistic. I also liked how Thompson didint get into the details of the sex and the gore and just continued telling the story with the reader knowing exactly what happened. I see why his books are sought after and the PBO's (Paperback Originals) sell for high dollars. I plan on reading The Killer Inside Me and The Alcoholics for my next Thompson selections. A Hell of a Writer! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Stefanie Meekers | 2/2/2014

    " Very dragging didn't get very far and decided to read something else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave Naz | 1/28/2014

    " A classic with a crazed twist. I read this many years ago and loved it. A must read! "

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