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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Smith Narrator: Griffin Dunne Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1993 ISBN: 9780743546126
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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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 2/14/2014

    " I hated the story. Well written but I found it very depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Maxine Bowers | 2/6/2014

    " I'm vacillating between 2 and 3 stars. It's a fine piece of work of the type that clenches your gut with tension and horror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaina S | 2/5/2014

    " Very well written - and downright horrifying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yazmin | 1/21/2014

    " Love the suspense. When the brothers and friend find the money, it changes their lives. I found the description of how the money and paranoia changed their thinking very believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 1/17/2014

    " As gripping, ugly, brutal, and sickening as a car wreck in slow motion. Moreso, actually, on all counts. Some things challenge credibility. I found the protagonist and his wife to be strangely cold and callous, and some of their decisions remarkably stupid. I nearly stopped reading the book at one point for its relentless shredding of anything resembling humanity or warmth. But I couldn't put it down and finished in record time. Remarkably well written, particularly for a debut. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri W | 1/15/2014

    " not good--too violent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominick | 1/14/2014

    " Three guys come upon a crashed plane with over $4,000,000 on it. They agree to keep the money but to wait a while to split it up to make sure nobody's looking for it. A simple plan . . . with predictable results. This is an excellent book of the type, well written, insightful, engaging in its exploration of the darker corners of the human soul: a literary crime novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meda | 1/13/2014

    " An engrossing story of how one decision can spiral into disaster after disaster. Although this is an old tale of greed, suspicion and murder, I enjoyed this quick paced book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MigsBooks | 1/12/2014

    " It was a good book. Well written and the characters were well developed. A little on the depressing side though, but still a good read. I also definitely recommend reading his other book "The Ruins." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 alisonwonderland | 11/9/2013

    " i read this book a number of years ago, and it has really stuck with me. i've picked it for my IRL book club to read for october, so i'm re-reading it now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nili | 10/26/2013

    " 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 Craig Augenstein | 10/9/2013

    " I loved this book! I can see why Gillian Flynn recommended it. So intense. I am sorry it is over. It literally made my heart race. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 10/6/2013

    " I finished this book in 4 days. Fun read!!! (Yes, I do have a life) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Moon | 7/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Hall gilbert | 2/26/2013

    " Loved this book. Smith is just scary good!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Couch | 1/28/2013

    " I made it through 2/3 of the book before I had to stop reading. It's entertaining but gets gruesome and isn't something I want to fill my mind with. It may be exactly the read you're looking for but wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Nittoli | 11/30/2012

    " Awesome book. One of the best suspense novels I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 10/21/2012

    " I had read this years ago and forgot that I read it. That right there might not say mich about the book, but it's actually very good....and one of those stories that spawned a movie that was also pretty good.....unlike Scott Smith's other pairing of the Ruins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/14/2012

    " completely disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 10/31/2011

    " Highly recommend this book. It's a complete page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/27/2011

    " This was a great book. I couldn't put it down! Not sure why I waited so long to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/20/2011

    " Scary, but far from a horror book. a lot like "Deliverance." Well written and hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fadedunaway | 5/1/2011

    " been a long time since i've read it, so not sure i'd say it's a 4 or 5 star... but i definitely remember how terrific i thought the constant building of suspense and dread was... definitely kept me turning pages at a fast pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylan | 4/28/2011

    " Great book! Thought the movie was crap. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brendan | 4/16/2011

    " This book was very painful to read. A big let down after reading The Ruins. To the book's credit... I did finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/15/2011

    " Did not like it, ending was poor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/11/2011

    " this book gave me a head ache when i was reading it. are there really people who are that stupid? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/5/2011

    " A real page turner. The movie failed to it justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claylajoie | 2/4/2011

    " Easy read, and for the first 200 pages I was really into it. By the end of the book I was celebrating having finished it. Was just too drawn out. Nothing special, but not terrible either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella | 1/13/2011

    " I think its a very descriptive book, but I dont like the fact that the main character killed so many people but hardly felt the guilt even when he killed his own brother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atheer | 1/6/2011

    " Well written novel with predictable turn of events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/6/2011

    " The writing was good BUT....What a depressing piece of CRAP! This story was wretched. It made me sick. The main character was awful and his wife was even worse. Twisted and disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keir | 1/2/2011

    " What a terrific thriller. The movie was damn good, too! "

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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.