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Author: Michael Koryta Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lincoln Perry Mysteries Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781538464854
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In the beginning, it was just about the money. Then, things got personal. This is the story that Ed Gradduk tells his best friend, private investigator Lincoln Perry. Ed is on the run, hiding from the police who are looking to arrest him for arson and murder. When Gradduk is killed in a brutal confrontation with the Cleveland police, Perry is shaken. How could this have happened to his friend? With his trademark grit and determination, Perry sets out to understand the forces that brought down Ed Gradduk.

Sorrow’s Anthem is marked by a sure-handed exploration of both character and its relationship to crime. It more than delivers on the promise of Tonight I Said Goodbye: it establishes Michael Koryta as the top young mystery writer in America today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perry is an appealing fellow, and Koryta is a straightforward storyteller, but the real pleasure here is touring the back streets of C-Town…Nominated for an Edgar Award for best first novel at the age of twenty-one, Koryta is now twenty-two, but Sorrow’s Anthem is no sophomore slump.”

    Washington Post

  • “Sometimes a book grabs you and stays in your memory long after the rest of the in-box’s contents have been flushed away by new arrivals. Koryta’s second mystery about Cleveland private eye Lincoln Perry has this kind of hold on me…Dashiell Hammett of Red Harvest would appreciate the tangle of high-level political and police corruption of Sorrow’s Anthem, but anyone who mourns for lost friendships will add a more visceral reaction.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “One of America’s top young mystery writers.”

    Toronto Sun

  • “Koryta…receives high marks for a well-constructed plot and his particular talent at depicting action-packed scenes.”

    Halifax Chronicle-Herald

  • “Koryta’s impressive second hardboiled mystery is a worthy successor to his debut, Tonight I Said Goodbye, an Edgar and Shamus finalist…The twenty-two-year-old author, who works for a PI and for an Indiana newspaper, displays credible insider knowledge of those professions as well as a gift for creating both sympathetic characters and a fast-moving, twisty plot.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Inspired by Hammett and Chandler, the twenty-two-year-old Koryta displays the maturity of a writer with several novels under his belt, and his plot percolates with crisp dialogue that might impress Chandler himself.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Nicely told, with the requisite genre beatings and gunplay reserved for the end and the equally requisite angst, this time over past misdeeds, front and center.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[A] work of rare profundity. The multilayered and labyrinthine plot is worthy of Raymond Chandler or (more aptly, perhaps) Ross MacDonald. And that’s more than mere hyperbole; Koryta is that good. Sorrow’s Anthem is so good it’ll bring tears to your eyes. And it’s good on just about every level; as a crime novel, as a hardboiled mystery, and as a mainstream exploration of choices, consequences, and of individual responsibility. In the end, and as far ‘anthems’ go, this one never misses a beat.”

    Mystery News

  • “Audie Award winning narrator Scott Brick…reads in an understated style, letting the author’s words do the work. He has the ability to portray the personality of the author, as well as those of the characters, even though the voices are not differentiated. This is an exciting and dramatic audiobook.”

    SoundCommentary.com

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/15/2014

    " Finished the second in the series and just downloaded the third. Right up my alley. Evidently the author is pretty young buy have really enjoyed both of the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 1/27/2014

    " The guy can write. I enjoy his books like an expensive four course meal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 1/25/2014

    " Who would ever believe a PI from Cleveland named Lincoln Perry. It was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/19/2014

    " I do like this series..Lincoln Perry and his partner. The plot and dialogue flow at a good pace, so you don't get bogged down..in short the writing is believable! This is the second book in this series, so I will continue to enjoy these..(the first in the series is my favorite so far). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/14/2014

    " Michael Koryta continues to deliver with this Lincoln Perry mystery. Equally at home in supernatural thrillers, this series is pure noir, set in Cleveland and would make Dashell Hammett proud with the two gumshoes and Dennis Lehane proud with the slimeball villains. Koryta uses this second novel of the series to delve more into Perry's past particularly as it relates to his old neighborhood and why he moved away. Excellent mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/7/2014

    " Much better book then the first one. Enjoyed it even though the plot twists were a little unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/6/2013

    " Terrifc sequel to a great beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/2/2013

    " Don't think this quite lived up to the standard of the first lincoln perry book but he and his partner joe pritchard are engaging characters and the plot certainly kept me guessing so overall an enjoyable book and certainly more than enough to keep me interested in the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/12/2013

    " "Sorrow's Anthem" is the second in Michael Koryta's series featuring private eyes Perry and Pritchard. Koryta is an excellent writer, in the same vein as Dennis Lehane. He is definitely an author to keep an eye on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 10/1/2013

    " Koryta has an amazing talent for interconnecting lives and bad decisions. It's hard not to like his narrator, former-cop-turned-PI Lincoln Perry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derk | 8/22/2013

    " An enjoyable book that moves along quickly. This is the young author's second book, but the first one I have read. I'll soon read another. The ending was even acceptable, if unlikely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 2/18/2013

    " Koryta always keeps you guessing until the very end! A really good writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/3/2012

    " Typical detective story, filled with action and male toughness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/21/2012

    " Turns out I had already read this and kept trying to remember the name and author, so now I know! This was a great read and I am a big fan of the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 10/9/2012

    " You can read my thoughts here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 5/6/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. Again, the story line was convoluted enough to have me second-guessing who did what and why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederic | 10/8/2011

    " Not Bad At All...a decided improvement over the first book in the Lincoln Perry Series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/19/2011

    " This is another example of how talented Koryta is. You read along and are sucked into the story and the twists and turns keep you engaged. "

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

    " Another solid installment in the Lincoln Perry series. Good enough that I raced onwards to the next in the series. Book #75 in the Book a Week Challenge at the #WTM boards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 5/24/2011

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bekkah | 5/19/2011

    " Loved it! Great mystery, lot's of different directions and characters. Everything is eventually tied together and no loose ends hanging. No horrible love triangle or bi-polar romance involved! Great, clean read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 5/2/2011

    " Am thoroughly enjoying this series. Reminds me of the noir novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/13/2011

    " very good crime drama. lots of twists and turns. reminds of deniss lehane only instead of boston, cleveland is the setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/2/2010

    " I enjoyed this book very much. Again, the story line was convoluted enough to have me second-guessing who did what and why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 9/27/2010

    " I do like this series..Lincoln Perry and his partner. The plot and dialogue flow at a good pace, so you don't get bogged down..in short the writing is believable! This is the second book in this series, so I will continue to enjoy these..(the first in the series is my favorite so far). "

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

    " Finished the second in the series and just downloaded the third. Right up my alley. Evidently the author is pretty young buy have really enjoyed both of the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederic | 8/30/2010

    " Not Bad At All...a decided improvement over the first book in the Lincoln Perry Series... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 8/16/2010

    " Good mystery.. lots of violence. Takes place in Cleveland,oh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 4/4/2010

    " The guy can write. I enjoy his books like an expensive four course meal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 12/17/2009

    " Who would ever believe a PI from Cleveland named Lincoln Perry. It was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/20/2009

    " Koryta shows improvement with the second book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/29/2008

    " Turns out I had already read this and kept trying to remember the name and author, so now I know! This was a great read and I am a big fan of the author. "

About the Author

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently Rise the Dark. His previous novels—including Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold The River—were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and Camden, Maine.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.