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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,602 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Thompson Narrator: John McLain Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women.

Still, Nick has some very complex problems to deal with. Two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation. His girlfriend Rose is being terrorized by her husband. And then, there's his wife and her brother Lenny who won't stop troubling Nick's already stressed mind. Are they a little too close for a brother and a sister?

With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast. Because the one thing Nick does know is that he will do anything to stay sheriff. Because, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems.

In Pop. 1280, widely regarded as a classic of mid-20th century crime, Thompson offers up one of his best, in a tale of lust, murder, and betrayal in the Deep South that was the basis for the critically acclaimed French film Coup de Torchon. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Murray | 2/18/2014

    " An idiot's progress on all sorts of levels. The story arcs to a terrific philosophical and psychological ending. Human motives have never been so entertainingly examined. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave | 2/10/2014

    " Really clever and entertaining writing. I wasn't sure I quite understood the ending, but that was Nick's style, ambiguous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Moose | 2/1/2014

    " Very fast read(literally a few hours). I had read this year ago in SF and totally forgot til I started it again. I forgot how it ended, so I kept going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mariel Dennis | 1/30/2014

    " Profound. So many concepts about God.. Brutal and different if you're not familiar with the southern culture like me. "

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