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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George V. Higgins Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781461810827
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George V. Higgins, the internationally-acclaimed grand master of crime fiction, returns to thrill listeners with this riveting tale of cops, robbers, and big city low life. An expertly crafted story of loyalty and betrayal, it is peppered with wonderfully authentic dialogue and seedy black market atmosphere.

Eddie Coyle is a small-time gun dealer with a big-time problem: who to sell out to avoid going to prison. While mob bosses, cops, hoods, gunmen, thieves, and executioners give Eddie plenty of choices, he has few options. Any decision could cost him his life. Shady deals and accusations fly as fast and deadly as bullets in this riveting audiobook.

The combination of Higgins’ prose and narrator Mark Hammer’s performance will leave you with mental images of crime and justice that you never thought possible before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best crime novel ever written—makes The Maltese Falcon read like Nancy Drew.”

    Elmore Leonard

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 6/7/2011

    " Excellent so far at 50% mark
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sergio | 5/5/2011

    " A simple yet complex story. Stunning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 4/21/2011

    " decent is all i can say "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 4/6/2011

    " Great read, super fast.

    Crime noir set in the Boston area. Kind of helps to know the name of the local prisons and what kind of neighborhood the scenes are set in. Brilliant book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 4/2/2011

    " Higgins' first -- and possibly his best -- novel. You've never read crime thriller like Higgins writes. The novels are almost completely dialogue, and the dialogue of marvelous, funny, gripping & scary. BONUS: All of Higgins' novels are set in Boston, and he gets Boston *right.* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/13/2011

    " Great Dialogue. LOTS of great dialogue. Nothing wrong with a book about Boston skells. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/19/2011

    " Outstanding. Every crime novel and movie since 1970 that has spun its yarn from the multi-layered interactions of anti-heroes and moral ambiguity owes this book a drink. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hosho | 2/16/2011

    " A perfect book. Doesn't matter what you write--you'll write it better if you read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/9/2011

    " I think the mood of the book and the writing were better than the story itself. Nice dark fiction was what I was in the mood for and this book really works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miki | 12/25/2010

    " very interesting voice and writing style. Sparse almost to an extreme in terms of description. I wonder how someone who didn't live in Boston would find it. "

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About the Author
Author George V. Higgins

George V. Higgins (1939–1999) was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, and the author of twenty-nine books, most notably The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.