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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Lehane Narrator: Stanley Tucci Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle...

A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger...An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime.

A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War...A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with...A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman...Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short stories.

At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent Eaton | 2/17/2014

    " Not a patch on his masterwork, "The Given Day." Not much of a playwright, either, from what is written here. But a fine stylist doing finger exercises here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Spartagal | 2/14/2014

    " I really disliked all the stories in here. I especially hated the play which rewrote one of the stories. If you enjoy depressing dark stories with no redeeming qualities in any characters this one is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley Eiswerth | 2/13/2014

    " I am not always a fan of short stories, sometimes I feel that the plot really doesn't have time to develop.. But with the exception of one of these stories, I was in, deeply in to the story, Lehane has a way of doing that to me. I also very much loved the play at the end and wish I would have caught it in St Pete when it was here! Have only one book of Lehane's to finish reading yet, hope he is writing more!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 2/3/2014

    " Some good stuff in here, but I like his full-length mysteries better. Also, Lehane has written for "The Wire" (one of the great TV shows) and there's a line in here that ended up in an episode of the show, which I found kind of interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/29/2014

    " I love Dennis Lehane and almost anything he writes, but I just couldn't get into many of these stories. I think I might be a novel kind of gal because short stories seem to leave me wanting more. A couple of the stories were really riveting and a couple left me feeling like I had missed something big. In fact, I read one of the stories two times thinking I had skipped pages or missed something. Very tightly constructed and well written. I think if you like short stories, this book would appeal to you more than it did me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/26/2014

    " This book of intriguing short stories ends with a really intriguing full length play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/15/2014

    " Not just stories but a play at the end, based on one of the stories. Brilliant. Lehane can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. If you like gritty crime dramas that are sometimes funny (but you feel sort of wrong laughing) then Dennis Lehane is for you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bxrlover | 1/7/2014

    " I think I am one of those people who just can't appreciate short stories. Lehane is one of my favourite authors, but other than the first story, I just felt confused by this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eriq La Salle | 1/1/2014

    " I love his style of writing. not all of the short stories in this collection moved and impressed me as much as "Running out the Dog" and "Until Gwen" but I was consistently blown away by his phrasing and the imagery he creates. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 12/30/2013

    " Not my favorite by Lehane. I'd like to read some more stories and plays by him, but by no means would I choose his short fiction over the Kenzie & Generro series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 12/24/2013

    " I love Dennis Lehane! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indra | 12/18/2013

    " I like Lehane's books a lot, but prefer the short story form for his type of writing. Really an outstanding collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Findley | 12/7/2013

    " Some excellent short stories, all worth reading. My only downside was repeating the last one as a screenplay. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg Pitts | 12/4/2013

    " I'm a fan of Lehane, but this didn't do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Twobbema | 4/25/2013

    " Actual rating is a 3.75. Coronado is fabulous, so is Gwen. the others I would rate as 3's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/7/2012

    " Very good writing, but the stories were too grim for my taste. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camilla Evans | 11/2/2012

    " There was a lack of action which left me asking why even bother writing this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Gordon Cartwright | 8/27/2012

    " Enjoyed all the stories in this book. I read it in a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rollie | 6/6/2012

    " Gritty and evocative of places you don't want to be, this collection of five short stories and a play is typical of Lehane's style. Fortunately, these are short enough that you don't hit the levels of utter disgust with human depravity that you do with Lehane's full-length novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/25/2012

    " I really enjoy Dennis LeHanes books however this was not one of my favorites. It is filled with short stories and I prefer his longer stories. It is still good as I do not think he could write something that was not but again his "Patrick & Angie" thrillers are my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 10/24/2011

    " First time reading anything by Dennis Lehane - I enjoy the New England setting if for no other reason in that it is easy to relate to and envision the background. This was a collection of four stories and a good introduction to Lehane's style - I will have to read other works by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 7/12/2011

    " Bleak, very bleak. I thought two of the stories were quite good, "Gone Down to Corpus" and "Until Gwen," otherwise not so great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 3/1/2011

    " Finished already - only started yesterday! Short but pretty good - the end of the audio disk gives a very interesting interview with Lehane.

    March 3rd - enjoyed it so much, I listened to it all over again.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/30/2011

    " I love Dennis, but I'm just not a fan of short stories. I feel like I just start getting to know the characters and it's all over. I would have liked to read a whole book for each story, and was ultimately unsatisfied. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Twobbema | 1/9/2011

    " Actual rating is a 3.75. Coronado is fabulous, so is Gwen. the others I would rate as 3's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 11/3/2010

    " The stories were good, but the play was terrible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bxrlover | 10/18/2010

    " I think I am one of those people who just can't appreciate short stories. Lehane is one of my favourite authors, but other than the first story, I just felt confused by this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/26/2010

    " What is it about Dennis Lehane that makes his books so intriguing? Coronado is another example of that. We always think we know where the story is going and with Dennis Lehane, we're always surprised when we are wrong. Love his work. "

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

    " Very good writing, but the stories were too grim for my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 8/14/2010

    " Several short stories, the final short story leads into the 2 act play to complete the book. The short stories were a little too short for me, but overall not bad and I finished the book in a day... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 8/2/2010

    " A collection of short stories of folks mainly from the south who are all on the wrong side of the law. Not as good as Mystic River or Shutter Island, and the stories lines were sometimes hard to follow, but still good writing and reading. "

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About the Author
Author Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, and it won the Anthony Award, the Barry Award for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

About the Narrator

Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, film producer, and film director. He was nominated for several notable film awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in The Lovely Bones. Other recent celebrated roles include The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Johnny in the 2002 Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.