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2.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 52.4 out of 5 2.40 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston Groom Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375416972
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Delia Jamison is a gorgeous woman of a certain age and at the pinnacle of her career as anchor of a network news show in Los Angeles. But she is being blackmailed by someone she is certain is one of her former lovers. Terrified to go to the police for fear the story will leak and cause a scandal, Delia's at her wit's end when she accidentally runs into none other than one of those former lovers, Johnny Lightfoot, whom she hasn't seen in nearly twenty years. Johnny is now an Academy Award-winning screenwriter living in New York and L.A. who feels the old emotional attraction for Delia rising again. Even though she's recently married, Delia mysteriously seems to encourage Johnny's interest.
 
Since she won't go to the police, Johnny agrees to help her find the culprit, which means she has to produce a list of the suspects. And what a list it is: moguls on the New York Stock Exchange, fancy lawyers, a stellar Ivy League professor--even a United States senator. As Johnny's investigation delves deeper into Delia's past, it exposes more than he ever wanted to know; meanwhile, the blackmailer rachets up his dangerous game. As the story moves to its frightening climax, Johnny Lightfoot finds himself entangled in a web of deceit and savage sexual violence that makes him wonder if he ever really knew Delia at all.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 10/31/2012

    " A coworker recommended this book to me. about half way through I couldn't put it down. I was like watching a really good episode of law and order! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sera | 7/13/2012

    " This book has nothing on Gump; skip it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jules | 12/16/2011

    " Predictable. Boring. Talked alot about what the people were eating. I don't care what they are having for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Slow moving. Unexciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grey | 7/23/2011

    " Decent book for the most part. Writing is surprisingly mediocre, especially when compared with Groom's other books. Surprise ending made is worth wading through, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Britt Hanson | 7/15/2011

    " To be honest.... I didn't even finish this book. It had what could potentially be an interesting plot, but moved to slowly and the characters weren't very interesting. Perhaps I will finish it another time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 6/27/2011

    " It was ok pretty much sums it up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raydog | 4/20/2011

    " Predictable. Boring. Talked alot about what the people were eating. I don't care what they are having for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Slow moving. Unexciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grey | 11/13/2010

    " Decent book for the most part. Writing is surprisingly mediocre, especially when compared with Groom's other books. Surprise ending made is worth wading through, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 UpstateNYgal | 3/9/2009

    " This author also wrote Forrest Gump but this story is very different.
    It's more like a detective, thriller.
    The main character, Delia is a newscaster in LA and someone is stalking her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sera | 11/23/2008

    " This book has nothing on Gump; skip it. "

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About the Author
Author Winston Groom

Winston Groom, a bestselling author, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prizewinning As Summers Die, Gone the Sun, and Only. He coauthored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. His best known works are the #1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. The phenomenal hit film Forrest Gump garnered six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Groom is also the author of Shrouds of Glory, an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s decisive actions in the lost great campaign of the Civil War. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.