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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig McDonald Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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When Senator Prescott Bush demands the mummified head of Pancho Villa for Yale's Skull & Bones Society's trophy case, a pulp writer named Lassiter winds up holding the bag.

Craig McDonald is an award-winning journalist whose fiction has graced numerous anthologies of crime noir. Set in 1957, Head Games is a quirky, action-packed caper hailed as a fun, deft debut (Publishers Weekly). Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Moyer | 1/15/2014

    " This book was very good until up to the final 50 pages. The conclusion was long, drawn out and way too political. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arbor Hill | 12/9/2013

    " This book was amazing! It's well-written, moves fast, is funny and you learn a lot about history along the way. Politically very timely too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy | 10/11/2012

    " Ending seems a little contrived, but it's an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen S | 6/29/2012

    " A fun read. It follows the detective noir style of the mid-twentieth century and reads like the pulp books that it emulates. It even includes the Bush family (yea, the most famous one) and the 'Skull and Bones Society.' This does add a bit of odd dark humor to the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 6/1/2012

    " Would have been five stars but for some jarring anachronisms in the 1957 part of the book i.e. referring to a "sociopath" and "nattering nabobs of negativity" Otherwise great over-the-top fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martinet | 10/13/2011

    " Liked it OK; the first in the series I read (the 4th book) was much better so I'm glad I read that one first--I don't know if I would have thought it worthwhile to read the others if I'd done them in order. (Still will go back for the second--if I can find it--and the third.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/18/2010

    " Equal parts road novel,caper,and historical fiction, this book is about a hard drinking crime writer in the early 40's in Mexico making his way to california with the head of Pancho Villa in the trunk of his car......a good time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John McKenna | 9/13/2010

    " This one will have you on the edge of your seat gasping for air and calling for more while laughing your butt off. It's fast furious and fun in equal measures! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Nelson | 8/6/2010

    " This might have made a better movie. The storyline wasn't bad, but the writing was and the metaphors were repetitive. And apparently the only insult used in 1957 southwest America was "cocksucker,' which got old really fast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/21/2010

    " Very raw writing. I liked reading Print the Legend and One True Sentence more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H R Koelling | 2/16/2010

    " It started out pretty fast paced, but I didn't think it carried it's weight through the whole novel. I'm not a big fan of using historical characters in fiction either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2010

    " Craig McDonald does a great job with his first novel. Gutsy, political tones, heads all over the place! Absurd travels of Hector Lassiter, with an interesting twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 5/30/2009

    " Cartoonish, antic take on James Crumley/James Carlos Blake A mix of historical figures and fictional like Waldrop, Kim Newman, and Ellroy. Perverse way to start a series. The ending pays off. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.