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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lily Bask Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781461846956
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Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block pens gritty crime thrillers that enthrall listeners from beginning to end. Here Block, writing as Jill Emerson, spins a gripping tale of desire and the thirst for revenge. Katherine Ann Tolliver hasn’t used her real name in years. She keeps a low profile as she moves from place to place, searching for all the men who got away. Once she finds them, she seduces them before evening the score.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Librarymary | 2/20/2014

    " That was scary and sexy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 2/10/2014

    " By turns quite erotic and violent, this is a pretty entertaining story of a woman who searches out men seduces them (or allows herself to be seduced by them), and then murders them during sex. Both the sex and murders are pretty explicit, and the whole thing is pretty lively. Perhaps the psychological explanation for her behavior, the backstory, is laid on a bit heavy, but it still works. At midpoint, the book felt a little repetitive, but Block pulled it off and ran some switches in the story. It reminded me a bit of the old novel The Eye of the Beholder, which was more inventive in both the storytelling and plot. Don't read it if you have a weak stomach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doc Kaos | 1/25/2014

    " It is exactly what it claims to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jack Haringa | 1/22/2014

    " This may not be the worst novel I've ever finished, but it's certainly the worst of the last three years. There's absolutely no narrative tension, and the putative protagonist just moves from incident to incident with only the barest of variations. She meets a man, sleeps with him, kills him--and that's pretty much the extent of the plot for about 300 pages. She's not particularly sympathetic, or interesting, or deep, and she doesn't grow or change over the course of the tedious narrative. The novel fails to be either sexy or exciting, despite its subtitle. Nothing more than a dull and cynical waste of time, Getting Off never even gets going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " A friend told me about this book at book club. She said it was funny. It does have moments of hilarity but for the most part it is twisted. The main character is really messed up in the head but has a great story to tell. I couldn't put it down till it was finished. I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rodd | 1/8/2014

    " Soft core porn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/4/2014

    " The title says it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Sunkiller | 12/22/2013

    " This was one wild story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrick | 11/20/2013

    " Awful, boring. Dialogue is shit. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 11/16/2013

    " This is pure pornography. No redeaming value. I don't see why he wrote it. what's with the female pen name anyway? he always said they were crap. this is the first hard crime book i've read. not sure i'll read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 11/15/2013

    " I wouldn't expect a novel about a serial killer to be a carefree romp, but damn if Block doesn't take this into some twisted places, while still somehow managing to make its antiheroine an oddly sympathetic character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/19/2013

    " I read this because we had a complaint from a patron about the cover. It was entertaining...not a literary masterpiece but good mindless read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beverly | 12/30/2012

    " as is often the case with "soft-porn" the story was the least of the author's worries.the material soon becomes very boring and anti-erotic. Skip this one. "

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

    " Starts well before going terribly awry. If you enjoy incest, rape, murder and gay sex, this may get you off. Not for me. 0 of 10 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dugger | 11/16/2012

    " Normally a big Block fan. But this just seemed like a reason for him a write a story with a whole bunch of killing and sex. Female serial killer trying to get back at her father after years of sexual abuse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glennie | 10/13/2012

    " Quite the lurid book!! Lawrence Block writing under one of his pseudonyms. Lurid but yet irresistible and hard to put down! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dean Heitman | 7/5/2012

    " It says it it a novel of sex and violence, and that is all it is. Lots of sex then violence, almost porn. Not a book I would recommend to anyone. NO STARS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 3/8/2012

    " At times difficult to read novel about a female sexual predator and serial killer. About the only negative thing I can say about the book is that, at times, it switches abruptly back and forth between multiple first person narrations, with out so much as a line break. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/21/2011

    " I had no idea what to expect going into this, but was surprised at how entertaining it was. Genuinely laughed out loud at parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 11/7/2011

    " Strange. Block writes interesting books. Much different from his Scuddr books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray | 10/29/2011

    " Written in the '50s pulp-sleaze style of his youth. Better porn is much more widely available these days. Skilled craft in the service of a rather pointless novel unless you're hard (ha!) up for a cheap thrill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 10/23/2011

    " Block does such a good job of getting into the head of a sociopath that it’s disturbing. The story was told very well, but the protagonist and premise was unsettling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randal | 10/18/2011

    " Fuck. Stab. Shower.
    Fuck. Stab. Shower.
    Fuck. Stab. Shower.
    Fuck. Poison. Shower.
    Fuck. Stab. Shower.

    Yawn.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zetta | 9/27/2011

    " A very interesting tale about serial killer Kate Tolliver. Grizzly murder mixed with hot sex and dark humor will leave you wondering about your own morals, let alone Kate's. Gives new meaning to "safe sex." Noir lovers should read this book. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

About the Narrator

Lily Bask is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Getting Off by Lawrence Block and Undone by Her Tender Touch by Maya Banks, among others.