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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald E. Westlake Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Arriving home at dawn after another failed burglary, John Dortmunder - the anti-hero of Donald Westlake's popular comic crime series - is shocked to find his apartment occupied by a notorious cellmate everyone had supposed (and hoped) had been jailed for life. Tom Jimson needs Dortmunder's help.

Thirty years ago, before his last prison stretch, Tom had pulled a big job up near Albany - a very big job - that left a cool $700,000 in cash buried under a water reservoir in an upstate New York valley. Being the nasty sort of fellow he is, Tom's plan is to blow up the dam, flood the surrounding countryside, and grab the cash. With the fate of 900 small town nobodies hanging in the balance, Dortmunder races against Tom's itchy dynamite finger to formulate an alternative plan for retrieving the loot. Thus begins a convoluted caper, in the Westlake tradition, of misadventure and hilarity. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Warnie B. | 2/19/2014

    " Despite my very weird phobia of underwater cities, I think this is my absolute favorite of the Dortmunder books; it seems more complex than the others somehow, and also just...so cool! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Vickie | 2/12/2014

    " This was one of the few books I just gave up before finishing. None of the characters were particularly compelling to me and the story line plodded along verrrrrrrry slowly. I haven't really read Westlake/Dortmunder before so perhaps I haven't given it a fair chance. Perhaps if I started with the first Dortmunder I'd have been more attached to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Herb Blank | 11/28/2013

    " Hysterical from start to finish. Imaginiative, entertaining and fast-moving caper with oddball characters and unexpected developments. This is a wonderful and light-hearted vacation read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tommy | 11/23/2013

    " OK but earlier Dortmunder book I rember as more fun. "

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