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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mickey Spillane Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mike Hammer Series Release Date: June 1994 ISBN: 9780743562522
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The rain clawed at the windows of the bar. Hammer was angry and wanted to be left alone. But when he sees a desperate guy abandon his kid in a bar just to step outside and get blown away, Hammer’s mood switches from bad to worse. By the time he reaches the dead body, he knows he will have to pound his way through a world of thugs and wiseguys to find out how a reformed ex-con got desperate enough to die like that. What Hammer doesn’t know is how a beautiful woman will figure in—and how many bullets justice will take.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sarg | 9/16/2013

    " Read these books back in the 1950s loved them great private eye in the bogart genre Sam spade etc "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Bender | 9/13/2013

    " Once I started I was hooked, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ty | 3/30/2013

    " This book is a duel between cheesiness and entertaining. Entertaining won out, but barely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 7/6/2012

    " Mike Hammer is like James Bond meets Clive Owen's character in "Shoot 'Em Up." He's hard-boiled, sexual, pissed off, and corny. I recommend this book for a good laugh and a quick read, nothing more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 4/2/2012

    " what can I say but brilliant .I read Spillane in my teens and I never forgot how good he was , so I thought I'd read them again , a bit dated but still a good read as long as you are not to PC or a feminist .If you fancy a good read try one of the omnibus collections I think you might be a convert . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/8/2011

    " The first story was so so, but the the second 2 - Kiss me Deadly and One Lonely Night were pretty great. I think at least 60 percent of the text is spent describing women's legs, mouths and walks, but I kind of like it that way. It's not trashy, just noir-y. Summer reading yo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacamo Peterson | 10/20/2011

    " All of the books I have listed here on the read shelf,I have indeed read.All have by my estimation a five star rating. Books that I did not like are not listed.I have been reading for over 50 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ctk27 | 9/25/2011

    " Crime noir fiction at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 9/6/2011

    " Mike Hammer stories aren't for everyone. You'll know before you make it five pages in which camp you are in. I'm in the group of people who like them, and this collection was a nice way to burn through three stories at once. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scot Marvin | 5/5/2011

    " My favorite philosophy professor was a Micky Spillane fan. So, I decided to give Spillane a try. I'll stick to philosophy maybe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 12/2/2010

    " Mickey Spillane is, as always, right on top of his game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/1/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyable. It's been a long time since I read Spillane. One of a dozen or so I read on a Mediterranean cruise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 1/11/2008

    " Old School pulp private eye, Spillane's biggest character, Mike Hammer, does just that, hammers another case into little fragments. Straightforward, coarse, easy to read, and throwaway 50's dick fiction. "

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About the Author
Author Mickey SpillaneMickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II through the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels. Spillane’s novels sold tens of millions of copies. I, The Jury went through more than 60 paperback printings in 1947 alone. In 1995, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Before his death at the age of 88 in 2006, Spillane chose long-time friend Max Allan Collins to complete his unfinished works and act as his literary executor.
About the Narrator

Stacy Keach is perhaps best known for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer. He played Ken Titus on the sitcom Titus, Warden Henry Pope in the hit series Prison Break, and has been seen in numerous film and stage productions. He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway and starred as Richard Nixon in the US National Tour of Frost/Nixon. His performance in the title role of King Lear has received international acclaim.