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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Stephen Macht Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Ed McBain, author of the best-selling 87th Precinct series, now takes us Downtown in a bold, new departure of a novel that will have readers cheering for a lone out-of-towner running for his life in New York City. In Downtown, we meet Michael Barnes, a Florida orange grower who finds himself in a Wall Street bar in New York City with a couple of hours to kill. It's a couple of hours that almost kill him, as he's swindled, robbed, framed for murder and hunted down by an assassin in one of the wildest, scariest, funniest, fastest 24 hours ever packed into one novel. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 12/23/2012

    " Very amusing with wonderful twists of plot. Just when you think the protagonist will figure it out...wham! McBain turns the plot again! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 11/22/2012

    " The first and only McBain book that I have read. I read it because I was told how very funny Ed McBain's books are. I didn't find this one particularly funny and I guessed 'whodunit'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 columbialion | 8/17/2012

    " Not one of McBain's better efforts. Plot and characters are convoluted at best, and the storyline is very confusing. McBain should have left the satirical humor to Carl Hiaasen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Case | 7/21/2012

    " Except for a couple of inexcusable coincidences, A fun and readable book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 4/8/2012

    " E-book. A little too unrealistic murder mystery, plus the author goes on and on with some of his descriptions - so much so that I start thinking about something else, waiting for him to get past that point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 11/4/2011

    " Funny in an weird sort of way. Not an 87th Precinct novel "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rabbitprincess | 6/10/2011

    " Not as fun as the 87th Precinct series. I think I borrowed this from the library, didn't finish it, then saw it at a used-book store and bought it, forgetting that I had read and abandoned it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oleg | 5/29/2011

    " This book is out of ordinary. Plot is intriguing, action is non-stopping. There are some cliches, but you just might ignore them. End is a little bit out of the book's style, but still, it did not spoil the whole book experience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 columbialion | 3/30/2011

    " Not one of McBain's better efforts. Plot and characters are convoluted at best, and the storyline is very confusing. McBain should have left the satirical humor to Carl Hiaasen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheldon | 1/17/2011

    " Very amusing with wonderful twists of plot. Just when you think the protagonist will figure it out...wham! McBain turns the plot again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/15/2010

    " Except for a couple of inexcusable coincidences, A fun and readable book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 4/3/2009

    " The first and only McBain book that I have read. I read it because I was told how very funny Ed McBain's books are. I didn't find this one particularly funny and I guessed 'whodunit'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/8/2008

    " Funny in an weird sort of way. Not an 87th Precinct novel "

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About the Author
Author Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.