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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,690 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. C. Boyle, T. Coraghessan Boyle Narrator: T. C. Boyle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first time he saw Dana she was dancing barefoot, her hair aflame in the red glow of the club, her body throbbing with rhythms and cross-rhythms that only she could hear. He was mesmerized. That night they were both deaf, mouthing to each other over the booming bass. And it was not until their first date, after he had agonized over what CD to play in the car, that Bridger learned Dana’s deafness was profound and permanent. By then he was falling in love.

Now she is in a courtroom, her legs shackled, as a list of charges is read out. She is accused of assault with a deadly weapon, auto theft, and passing bad checks, among other things. Clearly there has been a terrible mistake. A man, his name is William “Peck” Wilson, as Dana and Bridger eventually learn, has been living a blameless life of criminal excess at her expense. And as Dana and Bridger set out to find him, they begin to test to its very limits the life they have begun to build together.

Talk Talk is both a suspenseful chase across America and a moving story about language, love and identity, from one of America’s most versatile and entertaining novelists.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Funny, engaging, and suspenseful.”

    New York Times

  • “Boyle’s most exciting novel yet.”

    Washington Post

  • Talk Talk makes the lurking danger of identity theft a dizzying reality…A tricky novel of unlikely intimacies.”

    O Magazine

  • “Boyle once again delivers an entertaining story with his usual laser commentary.”

    USA Today

  • Talk Talk opens at full throttle and never slackens.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “The novel flies along on the power of Boyle's propulsive and exquisitely perceptive prose.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A novel you’ll be likely to talk about for a long time.”

    St. Louis Post Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dana * | 2/5/2014

    " INteresting mystery attached to a very real problem of identity theft. Thrilling and interesting at same time. Add that the main character is deaf, truly a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Brogden | 2/4/2014

    " A quick but compelling read. Finished it in a weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 1/31/2014

    " I just like everything T C Boyle writes. I think he is one of the most talented yet under celebrated writers around (I mean, Twilight compared to this kind of writing?) Who else would choose a deaf woman as a protagonist? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 1/31/2014

    " About identity theft and a deaf woman. "

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