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Author: Dennis Lehane Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Joe Coughlin Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780062204783
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From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.

Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).

“A standout writer.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“[Dennis Lehane] deserves to be included among the most interesting and accomplished American novelists of any genre or category.”
Washington Post Book World

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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.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • 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

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.