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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Schickler Narrator: Nick Landrum Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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Critically acclaimed author David Schickler made a splash with Kissing in Manhattan, a best-selling story collection that Booklist said is magical and never ceases to amaze and impress. Now this gifted writer's extraordinary imagination produces a brazen novel that reads like Bonnie and Clyde meets Robin Hood.

Grace McGlone works at a car wash in Wisconsin. She tells herself that when the right man pulls into town, she plans to leave with him, and Henry Dante is the right man. Their passionate bond is immediate, yet they are in grave danger. Henry has stolen a magnificent set of diamonds and is on the run from his gangster boss. But Grace is trying for heaven, so the priceless ice has to go. Making their way across America, Henry and Grace give the diamonds away, give their bodies to one another, and give themselves little chance to survive the retribution headed their way.

Sexy and full of surprises, Sweet and Vicious is a spectacular tale of modern love that no listener will soon forget.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julika | 1/26/2014

    " a book like the sexy road-movie we all want to star in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/11/2014

    " A tasty slice of midwestern lovers-on-the-run romance. Reminds me of Denis Johnson's "Angels" (though I read THAT so long ago I could be way off base with that impression) and Bonnie and Clyde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane George | 1/9/2014

    " The bit about the canvas dresses was inspired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/3/2014

    " This book was, simply put, hot. The plot fell to some cliches, but it was delicously graphic and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 12/4/2013

    " Sophomore book so one would think it better than the first -- but I found this one more uneven and though it was still good reading, it's definitely not my favorite of his. To prove the point I recall little of it while the first is etched in memory and calls to be reread. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andria alefhi | 12/1/2013

    " I Loved kissing in manhattan. I looked forward to his follow up novel, and couldn't read past 40 pages before accepting that it really sucked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 11/13/2013

    " Pretty good read, recommended by Ben. Some interesting plot twists I definitely wasn't expecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Sobolak | 11/4/2013

    " There were parts about this book that really frustrated me -- it felt to short? -- but I pretty much read the whole thing on a bender of reading over 2 days. It was, sweet and vicious, and the magical imagery he conjures in my neck of the woods was fabulous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clara Givens | 9/27/2013

    " OK read... easy going and could be read in a couple of hours, not too complicated a story line, but still fun to read :0) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Newman | 7/31/2013

    " Sweet and Vicious was a quick and entertaining read. It has a Quintin Tarantino feel to it. Fast paced with over the top characters and lots of graphic violence. It's a story where the good guys are really bad guys, just not as bad as the bad guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saundra | 7/8/2013

    " I really liked this strange little book. It was light reading and a bit silly but the characters were likable and unique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Maggi | 6/17/2013

    " Definitivamente mantiene la escencia de Kissing in Manhattan, caracteres fuera de lo comun pero a la vez mas reales que cualquier novela y una trama que te mantiene a la expectativa "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 5/13/2013

    " A disappointment after "Kissing in Manhattan." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 9/27/2012

    " "Kissing in Manhattan" is the superior Schickler book - but this is a rollicking good time - heists and oddness abound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 7/9/2012

    " Don't take things too seriously. This was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/17/2012

    " Gangster, diamonds, love and death. What's not to enjoy? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 christa | 1/26/2012

    " funny. flimsy plotline. i liked "kissing in manhattan" better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/19/2011

    " A surprisingly successful blend of Jim Thompson and Flannery O'Connor and the Brothers Grimm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 8/23/2011

    " Silly & not well written. Pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nik | 2/26/2011

    " A weird mix of a believable tale with interesting characters and the script of a odd B-Movie. It was a quick read, some surprising moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 monica | 9/30/2010

    " unfortunately, not as good as "kissing in manhattan." it's worth a read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/31/2010

    " Sweet and Vicious was a quick and entertaining read. It has a Quintin Tarantino feel to it. Fast paced with over the top characters and lots of graphic violence. It's a story where the good guys are really bad guys, just not as bad as the bad guys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/8/2009

    " A tasty slice of midwestern lovers-on-the-run romance. Reminds me of Denis Johnson's "Angels" (though I read THAT so long ago I could be way off base with that impression) and Bonnie and Clyde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/5/2008

    " There were parts about this book that really frustrated me -- it felt to short? -- but I pretty much read the whole thing on a bender of reading over 2 days. It was, sweet and vicious, and the magical imagery he conjures in my neck of the woods was fabulous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 monica | 7/3/2008

    " unfortunately, not as good as "kissing in manhattan." it's worth a read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/1/2008

    " A surprisingly successful blend of Jim Thompson and Flannery O'Connor and the Brothers Grimm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/26/2008

    " This book was, simply put, hot. The plot fell to some cliches, but it was delicously graphic and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nik | 3/24/2008

    " A weird mix of a believable tale with interesting characters and the script of a odd B-Movie. It was a quick read, some surprising moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 11/16/2007

    " Sophomore book so one would think it better than the first -- but I found this one more uneven and though it was still good reading, it's definitely not my favorite of his. To prove the point I recall little of it while the first is etched in memory and calls to be reread. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/9/2007

    " Silly & not well written. Pass. "

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About the Author

David Schickler is the author of the bestselling story collection Kissing in Manhattan and the novel Sweet and Vicious. He has been published by Zoetrope, Tin House, and the New Yorker, among others. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Cinemax action series Banshee. He lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.