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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Lehane Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: Joe Coughlin Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780062204783
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Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rich tale so dramatically realized that it’s HBO-worthy…Live by Night belongs somewhere in a realm where Mario Puzo meets the Bible. It’s a morality tale, but in keeping with the best of those, it’s complex and layered and damnably entertaining, too.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Boy, does Lehane deliver…Lehane, who has lived in the Tampa Bay area off and on for many years, has done his homework on local history…But Live by Night isn’t just a vibrant historical jaunt. Lehane is a past master of suspense and action, and his turn here from characters who solve crimes to those who commit them offers him rich territory…Irresistible storytelling about a compelling, conflicted, and mordantly funny man.”

    Tampa Bay Times

  • “Masterful…Lehane has created a mature, quintessentially American story that will appeal to readers of literary and crime fiction alike.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Lehane’s novel carves its own unique place in the Prohibition landscape…This is an utterly magnetic novel on every level, a reimagining of the great themes of popular fiction—crime, family, passion, betrayal—set against an exquisitely rendered historical backdrop.”

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  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2012
  • An Amazon Top 10 Book, October 2012
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Selected for the October 2012 Indie Next List
  • A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2012
  • A 2013 Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook
  • Winner of the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel
  • A 2013 Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, October 2012
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About the Author
Author Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of numerous novels, including several New York Times bestsellers, as well as 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

Jim Frangione is an actor and audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and has been was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Scrambled Eggs and the New York premiere of David Mamet’s plays The Old Neighborhood, Romance, and Oleanna, in which he also performed with the national tour. His film and television appearances include Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, Brotherhood, The Unit, and Law & Order.