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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Harvey Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Michael Kelly Series Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780739354674
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From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.

Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case. When Gibbons turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, now a forensic DNA expert; a detective with a special interest in rape cases; and a friend from the DA’s office. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.

Ferociously plotted and crackling with wit, THE CHICAGO WAY is first-rate suspense and a marvelous debut.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/13/2014

    " Love grandma Dowdel. What a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/2/2014

    " A quick read full of fun stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Driscoll | 1/30/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/7/2014

    " Grandma Dowdel is so awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/22/2013

    " I read this while forcing Lillian to sit on the potty. It was pretty funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed the characters in this book particularly the bigger than life Grandma Dowdel. Mary Alice and Joe are growing up in Chicago, but spend a week each summer in rural Illinois with their grandmother. The book takes place during the 1930's and there is a chapter for each visit. Grandma Dowdel sometimes bends the rules, but usually for a good cause. Joe and Mary Alice are shocked by their grandmother's behavior when they are young, but they learn that she is often more bark than bite. There is a lot of humor in this story and it gives a glimpse into small town life during the 1930s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/9/2013

    " hilarious! a great read aloud! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 12/7/2013

    " Ben and I read this book together, we loved it! We laughed so hard! Fun, pure fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Erekson | 10/30/2013

    " I really liked the short stories, the characters were a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 10/24/2013

    " It was a cute, fun book that had a lot of entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MA Robbe Malott | 10/21/2013

    " I read this to share with my kids. It is a compliation of stories and it shows how the perspective of the 2 kids and their grandma changes over time. It is a very amusing read the g-ma is a hoot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/7/2013

    " A cute book with some fun little stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 9/11/2013

    " This is an amazing book and is great 2 read @ night. It is separated into chapters so that each chapter is a different year. It is very short though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 8/3/2013

    " I must say that Grandma Dowdel cracks me up so much that I never do get over her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/26/2013

    " This is a fun little historical children's book. Plus any book that ends with getting a kitten has to be good :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/5/2013

    " It is my book club selection. Club wanted something light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/1/2013

    " I loved this audio production of A Long Way from Chicago. Ron McLarty's voice was perfect for the larger than life character of Grandma Dowdel and her neighbors and grandchildren. The stories were laugh-out-loud funny, harking back to simpler, more straight-forward times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Reeds | 5/23/2013

    " A Long Way From Chicago makes me miss my Grandma. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 1/7/2013

    " Fun, easy read. This took place during the Depression which is always interesting to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/16/2012

    " Fun, entertaining, light and easy read. Makes me miss my grandma who grew up in the same time period and had strong opinions and views on life. The ending was ok, I was looking for a little more closure, but an enjoyable book nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 8/19/2012

    " Grandma Dowdel really is a character, and kept me chuckling while driving. A collection of short stories of what happens when Joe and Mary Alice visit each summer. As they and Grandma warm up, seems the escapades get crazier! Great narration - sounds old-fashioned but warm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 5/25/2012

    " Fun believeable story of 2 city kids spending the summer with their unusual grandma in the country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/22/2012

    " I started out not quite knowing what to think and ended up with tears in my eyes. This was a fun, easy read. It made me laugh out loud and long for a week in a small town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 12/8/2011

    " Richard Peck is an outstanding young adult author if you're not afraid of the issues he deals with. This was a very entertaining book. "

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

    " One of my favorite books. The story of two young children from Chicago who go to stay with their grandma for two weeks every summer. The local sheriff describes their grandma as a "one-woman crime wave" and she's that and so much more. Set in the Depression-era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lu | 4/15/2011

    " If you haven't had the joy of meeting Grandma Dowdel, you owe it to yourself to read this book, and it's sequel A Year Down Yonder. They're both quick reads, and just plain hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/23/2011

    " First novel by Harvey. Read and enjoyed so much so I picked up the subsequent two. I could follow the characters movements around Chicago having lived there for years. Made me want to go back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/18/2011

    " Excellently woven & written mystery. Takes place in Chicago - an added bonus. I plan to get his next book & would recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 2/14/2011

    " It vacillates between a 3 and 4 star read. I'm giving it a 4 because there was just enough suspense at the end and enough Chicago to make me enjoy it. A good freshman effort from Harvey. I'll definitely try to check out the other two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 1/2/2011

    " Debut book from a new author for me. Ok read, I expect it will get better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/27/2010

    " Quick, funny, violent and noir to the bone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/13/2010

    " This was a fun read for this author's first published novel. If you know Chicago, you'll appreciate this a lot more. The author tends to over-push the Chicago aspects of the book, but teh story is still very enjoyable. I'll be looking for more Michael Harvey books in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 11/25/2010

    " A cold case set in Chicago involving private investigator Michael Kelly, his old partner John Gibbons, and a host of other interesting characters, I really liked the beginning, but somewhere along the way it didn't sustain my interest. But I'd give the author another shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sora | 11/18/2010

    " One of the best crime stories out there. An absolute must read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 11/2/2010

    " Predictable mystery, boring macho writing, annoying and unbelievable characters. The only enjoyment I got was in the Chicago location references - certainly not enough to sustain me. "

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