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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Smith Narrator: Pete Bradbury, Griffin Dunne Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442343245
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From the author of The Ruins comes his debut New York Times bestselling thriller, A Simple Plan.

Hank Mitchell thought he lived an ordinary, ordered life. But on one chilly afternoon, Hank, his brother Jacob, and Jacob’s unsavory pal Lou, make a discovery that offers a chance for a life filled with riches beyond their wildest dreams: a downed plane carrying a duffle bag that contains $4 million in cash. The pilot is dead; no one is looking for the money.

In a fateful moment, Hank lays a plan to claim that life of riches—and the horrific crumbling of his ordered world begins.

It all sounded so simple…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Read this book. It is better than any suspense novel since Silence of the Lambs.

    Stephen King

  • “Spectacular…Ten shades blacker and grimmer than the novels of John Grisham…Do yourself a favor. Read this book.”

    Entertainment Weekly (A+ rating)

  • “Expertly crafted…Will make you feel like an unindicted co-conspirator. To say more about the plot would ruin the pleasure of reading the book for yourself.”

    People

  • “Like watching a train wreck. There is nothing to be done, but it is impossible to turn away.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “[An] astonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted debut thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An eerily flat confessional whose horror is only deepened by its flashes of tenderness. Think of a backwater James M. Cain, or a contemporary midwestern Unforgiven—and don't think about getting any sleep tonight.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Rim | 2/14/2014

    " This is an engaging "thriller," a fast paced page turner that's amazingly hard to put down. If you're looking for a fun read with a little depth -- along the lines of Harris or King but feel a little funny about letting people see you read Grisham or Patterson, then this would be my pick. Nothing wrong with doing anything for sheer instant gratification though. Highly recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael O'Neill | 2/12/2014

    " Probably the most ridiculous and unbelievable book I have ever read. Despite all the rave reviews, the two lead characters are operated like mindless puppets by the author to create his idea of a thriller without doing any of the work. There is no way these two would have ever behaved this way. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorkgod | 1/30/2014

    " Killing people to cover up money never seemed so understandable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marianne | 1/23/2014

    " Couldn't even finish this book about 2 brothers who are too stupid to be real. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Quinn | 1/21/2014

    " A fair book about three men who are out hunting and discover a wrecked airplane with 4.5 million dollars in it. The men decide to keep the money and not tell anyone about it. Things soon snow ball out of control and terrible things start to happen. This book was hard for me to read because these guys all did the stupidest things possible. Unbelievably stupid. The book starts off great but rapidly declines. In the end it just irritated the crap out of me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane Anne | 1/17/2014

    " NOT all it was cracked up to be. What about forensics? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/17/2014

    " There are aspects of this book that I really liked. I could not anticipate several of the twists and turns that occured throughout the novel. However, I found the characters to be utterly detestable. I personally would've preferred if they had some redeeming qualities and therefore were more relatable. I could not tolerate Hank (the narrator) and his bat shit crazy wife, Sarah, trying to justify their heinous actions. The puzzle pieces of their characters just didn't fit together for me. I enjoyed the premise of this book and the twists and turns throughout but overall would not re-read or recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline M | 1/16/2014

    " This is a disturbing book - the characters are not very sympathetic, but the book is about human tendencies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Moon | 1/8/2014

    " This is a book that physically affected me. You cringe and hope and pray but he gives you no respite. Everything goes to shit and you have to watch it happen as it unfolds. It's a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nili | 12/18/2013

    " A fast read but got a little ridiculous towards the end of the book. Great excitement and fast paced writing but I was hoping for more plot twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/30/2013

    " It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You know just how bad it's going to be, and then it gets even worse. Gripping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 dora | 11/25/2013

    " saw the movie years ago and enjoyed it. book was somewhat .... i dont know...plodding? i just couldnt see how the main character did the things he did . i didnt sympathize orempathize with him at all. .... oh well. was written well, just had huge gaps odf credibility i guess.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 11/24/2013

    " Great book! Thought the movie was crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 6/21/2013

    " Lying gets you nowhere and it can cost you everything in the end. If you think you can get ahead without working hard and taking advantage then you are wrong. There are much more important things in life than money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/25/2013

    " I really like this book so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 8/25/2012

    " Loved this story. I like when books surprise me and many parts of this did. Well-written, great plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marti | 6/24/2012

    " expertly crafted. makes you want to reach through the pages and slap some of the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 5/21/2011

    " Don't read if you don't like jungles. The first book in a long time that's legitimately creeped me out

    I felt physically ill when I finished this book. It's disturbing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ravis | 5/20/2011

    " Good concept, and genuinely scary in parts, but the writing is unpolished and occasionally gets in the way of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 5/17/2011

    " There is something i really like about books that combine horror elements and psychological disintegration. Scott Smith manages to blend these two elements perfectly, in a tale that combines historical elements, bloody horror, and mental breakdown. Loved it - 5 Stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 5/9/2011

    " It was average. Nothing to get excited about. The characters were not that interesting and I wasn't really interested in what happened to them. I thought the whole thing had potential, but it fell far short of what it could have been. Too many unanswered questions also left me annoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/7/2011

    " one word . . . .gory! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Excruciating slow. The same events are told over and over from each character's point of view. It is just a bad horror film. Just out of college kids go to cancun on vacation and take a trip into the jungle where some Mayans hold them host "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fadedunaway | 4/30/2011

    " because i loved a simple plan, i had this book long on my radar and couldn't wait to read it. though i wouldn't necessarily call it a real disappointment, it clearly was not on the same level as asp. but it held my interest enough to see it to its conclusion and i'm still glad i read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " Great book. What happened to Scott Smith???? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amandamargaret | 4/9/2011

    " this is one of those books that when you finish it you think to yourself "thank god". as in "thank god it's over. that's a week of reading i will never get back." if it were possible to give negative stars, i would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 4/7/2011

    " Terrifying, I couldn't sleep for a week once I had finished - skip the movie, try the book. "

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About the Author

Scott Smith attended both Dartmouth and Columbia. Asides from being an author, he also works as a screenwriter, earning an Academy Award nomination for the adaptation of his novel A Simple Plan and winning him a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and National Board of Review Award. His noel, The Ruins was named “the best horror novel of the new century” by Stephen King. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Pete Bradbury has appeared both on and off-Broadway and at many of the leading regional theaters across the country in plays ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Edward Albee and David Mamet. He has also been seen on the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Bradbury received his training in their three-year advanced program. He lives in New York City with his family.