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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Stark Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Racing through the backwoods of Massachusetts and on the verge of being taken down for one of the biggest and most disastrous bank heists the state has ever seen, Parker runs right into the barrel of a gun pointed from the wrong side of the law.

A quiet and angry recluse with only a silent parrot for company in his seclusion, Tom Lindahl saves Parker from the police dogs, but enmeshes him in yet another in a long line of dubious, highly dangerous, but seriously profitable jobs.

Far more than some aimless indigent, holed up in a shack in the woods, Lindahl is a man built on rage and driven by a thirst for revenge. A whistleblower whom nobody heard, a man tossed aside by a corrupt political establishment, Lindahl plans to rob them of their lucre and needs Parker's help. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antihec | 2/4/2014

    " I expected solid crime fiction, but I got a high end tight thriller that's language is both accurate and poetically dense. Just like the a thriller should be! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Godzilla | 1/29/2014

    " My first Parker book, and I was surrised to learn it followed directly on from another. I felt this stood up well on it's own, with a flowing narrative, simple plot and very absorbing. I read it in a couple of hours and will look for more of Stark's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 1/26/2014

    " Stark writes Parker stories so well you only get to see the masterful thing he did with the narrative after he's done it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glee | 1/25/2014

    " see my comments on Nobody Runs Forever... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/10/2014

    " these books are exactly what noir should be "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 11/22/2013

    " I listened to this one on the drive back from SC. A great way to pass a long drive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Mock | 10/23/2013

    " A continuation of the story started in "Nobody Runs Forever", Parker is working alone in a more personal story than others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L. | 9/20/2013

    " I enjoyed the continuing story from Nobody Runs Forever. Again, the only complaint would be the abrupt ending. If you read the first one you need to read this one as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/26/2013

    " Not quite the kick in the ass I expect from a Parker novel, but good stuff all the same. It's interesting to see how "normal folks" react to Parker's cold-blooded ruthlessness. It's a different crowd than he usually hangs out with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zeke Applegate | 7/9/2013

    " It was a mystery witha different twist but not all that compelling. Just enough to keep you there because of unusual events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 6/19/2013

    " I really found this a poor read but did get to the end, feeling a certain sympathy for the parrot and his owner. This is the first Parker book I have read and I won't get anymore as I found it lacking in character, plat and pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 5/25/2013

    " A run-of-the-mill thriller. I was hoping for more of a caper, and it looks like I'll have to read the prequel for that. Energetic, but missing that certain something that truly begs for my empathy with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Leicht | 5/19/2013

    " Stark knows how to keep a story moving. Parker is kind of a guilty pleasure, not a good person but I can't help reading about him. What a mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 12/31/2012

    " My first Stark book and I was hooked. What's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/23/2012

    " Westlake continues the Parker caper from Nobody Runs Forever, as Parker is on the lam from police and picks up a citizen. His cover from the law turns into an amateur thief, and forms the basis of Parker's next gig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denis | 10/15/2012

    " This was a mediocre book not up to the usual standards of Richard Stark "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 2/23/2012

    " Resolves the cliffhanger from Nobody Runs Forever. A so-so addition to the series although it is fun to see Parker constantly improvising as he has nothing planned in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim A | 7/18/2011

    " Sometimes I just have to read a Parker novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 8/30/2010

    " A very solid Parker caper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 8/13/2010

    " Donald E. Westlake used "Richard Stark" when he penned the wonderfully dark and noirish Parker novels. This was just another example of how much the grandmaster will be missed by his fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarissa | 8/6/2010

    " I just found out, after reading it that it was part of a series. It stood well on it's own. I kept thinking, you aren't supposed to be rooting for the bad guy, but because that is who the book is about I kept wanting to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/20/2009

    " Not quite the kick in the ass I expect from a Parker novel, but good stuff all the same. It's interesting to see how "normal folks" react to Parker's cold-blooded ruthlessness. It's a different crowd than he usually hangs out with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 10/29/2009

    " Westlake continues the Parker caper from Nobody Runs Forever, as Parker is on the lam from police and picks up a citizen. His cover from the law turns into an amateur thief, and forms the basis of Parker's next gig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 9/23/2009

    " A run-of-the-mill thriller. I was hoping for more of a caper, and it looks like I'll have to read the prequel for that. Energetic, but missing that certain something that truly begs for my empathy with the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glee | 9/13/2009

    " see my comments on Nobody Runs Forever...
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missclimpson | 6/6/2009

    " I really like the Parker books. He has changed some since the first book, but the writing remains the best you'll find in this type of fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L. | 1/14/2009

    " I enjoyed the continuing story from Nobody Runs Forever. Again, the only complaint would be the abrupt ending. If you read the first one you need to read this one as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Godzilla | 9/8/2008

    " My first Parker book, and I was surrised to learn it followed directly on from another. I felt this stood up well on it's own, with a flowing narrative, simple plot and very absorbing. I read it in a couple of hours and will look for more of Stark's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 5/27/2008

    " I listened to this one on the drive back from SC. A great way to pass a long drive. "

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