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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Carnoy Narrator: R. C. Bray Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470810412
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By the acclaimed author whose remarkable first novel, Knife Music, earned him the number one spot on the Kindle legal thriller chart, The Big Exit is a suspenseful crime novel that keeps the surprises coming right up to the end.

Richie Forman is freshly out of prison. By night, he makes a living impersonating Frank Sinatra in San Francisco's lounges and corporate parties. When his ex–best friend—the man who stole his fiancée while he was in prison—is found hacked to death in his garage, Richie becomes the prime suspect. In a murder mystery with the twists and turns of a microchip, Carnoy weaves his characters like a master. He has written an authentic, irresistible thriller that is sure to chill and delight.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thriller set in California’s Silicon Valley that has it all…This exceptionally satisfying murder puzzle should whet readers’ appetites for more.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Twisty and dark, this addictive thriller (after the self-published Knife Music) showcases Carnoy’s ability to surprise the reader.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Colorful characters abound in Carnoy’s legal caper…Carnoy knows the territory perfectly, and with judicious use of clever phrases that never distract from the crime caper, he’s spot on with his characterizations, all of which seem both archetypal and yet sparkling with individual personalities and interesting back stories. Add an intriguing semi-red herring or two, and the climax comes with a satisfying twist. A first-rate crime caper.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “R. C. Bray’s fully voiced reading of this excellent thriller grabs immediately…Realistic, witty dialogue; believable characters; a complex plot; nicely described setting on the Peninsula south of San Francisco where most dot com companies are located; a real surprise of an ending, plus Bray’s perfect pacing and masterful voicing of the many characters make this a special legal thriller. Not to be missed.”

    Soundcommentary.com (starred review)

  • “Carnoy’s skilled backstory navigation in this follow-up to his well-received debut, Knife Music, invites new readers to jump right in…The characters’ round-robin of distrust will keep readers guessing, and the ever-present humor (ranging from sharp irony to snort-worthy scenes) warrants a recommendation on its own.”

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  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, October 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/29/2014

    " Overall, I thought this book was pretty good. I enjoyed the plot and the concept of the book. It was fun, playful and intriguing. I would considering reading more books by this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirlyn | 1/21/2014

    " could not keep my interest, no suspension at all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/16/2014

    " The Big Exit was not quite as good as Carnoy's debut, Knife Music, but still an enjoyable read. A suspenseful crime thriller with some interesting characters who reappear from his first novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 12/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and intend to read others by this author. It was a unique plot, fast paced, and had interesting characters. Not much else you can ask for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 12/20/2013

    " Been reading a bunch of thrillers, so this one intrigued me, but kind of lost me along the way. It didn't capture me enough to be one of those "books I couldn't put down" but I enjoyed it none the less. Plenty of plot twists and "who done it" scenarios to keep you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa Desautel | 12/4/2013

    " I listened to this over the course of a few weeks while driving into work...my first experience with this writer and I really enjoyed it. The story line was intricate and the concept, while not novel, was modern electronic and techie. Good mystery with excellent character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Vanderploeg | 12/3/2013

    " Listened to this while skiing in Breckenridge and it was a blast! David Carnoy will definitely be on my future reading list. A great action packed adventure with terrific combo of characters. First rate thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terry | 10/2/2013

    " Don't bother with this book. It would be a short story if you left out all the f***. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Douglass | 9/17/2013

    " An excellent mystery with just enough gore and suspense to keep me moving. The characters are nicely nuanced and the plot is a stunner right to the end. The end is a bit mushy, but I'll allow that, given the exciting ride that brings us to it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim Hunter | 8/18/2013

    " Don't bother. Poor writing ridiculous plot.Skimmed last 100 pages "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misteeyed | 5/16/2013

    " Enjoyable characters and witty dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer M. | 5/1/2013

    " Enjoyable read! Well written! Twist at the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Douglas scholtz | 1/22/2013

    " Just for dialogue alone I give this five stars. I'd read a hundred of Carnoy's books if he wrote them - just because his dialogue is so utterly real and engaging I cannot put the book down. Plus it helps that it takes place in Silicon Valley, a place I love and miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oscar Reyna | 11/17/2012

    " An above average thriller that keeps you guessing to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Readridinghood | 10/19/2012

    " A Lottie long, but very exciting read. "

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About the Author

David Carnoy is the author of several crime novels. He is an executive editor at CNET.

About the Narrator

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award.