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Download Cool Hand Luke Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (314 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donn Pearce Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Based in part on Donn Pearce's own experiences working on a Florida road gang, this classic story of Cool Hand Luke, the defiant survivor who refused to be defeated by the forces of corrupt authority, is earthy, sensitively written, and revealing.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thomas | 2/17/2014

    " One of the rare occasions where the movie is better than the book. The author wrote the screenplay after the book and was able to create a more compelling narrative the second go around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by DeAnna Rigney | 2/13/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time. I love the individuality and the spirit of Lucas Jackson, and though the film and Paul Newman do a wonderful job, there is more characterization in the book that gives you a clearer picture of who he is. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christie Washam | 2/11/2014

    " Other readers have said the movie is actually better than the book. I would have to say that they are companions to one another. The fact that the original script for the movie was also written by Donn Pearce means that he probably saw opportunity to put in the movie what he hadn't in the book. In the book we learn more about Luke's past, which was something I was pretty interested in. The movie deals more with the present, letting you make up (like the bull gang does) your own story about Cool Hand Luke's history. While I probably prefer the movie (who doesn't want to look into Paul Newman's pretty blue eyes?), I still find this book to be an enjoyable and satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenni | 2/1/2014

    " I had no idea what to expect from this, I knew of the film and the recent play adaptation but didn't know anything of the plot. A really interesting read, definitely paints a vivid picture of life for the men on the chain gang and bull gang. "

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