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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Vachss Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455817191
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Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile institutions, he connects with two brothers, professional criminals who make Eddie one of their own. But, when their last job goes to hell—alarms blaring, and police sirens closing fast—Eddie stands his ground at the wheel.... "The Getaway Man leaves them all in the dust.... As terse and as dark as a 12-bar blues, this is prime Vachss." -Playboy "A swift, efficiently plotted story.... The Getaway Man is sure to keep more than a few ... souls up till dawn." -The Plain Dealer Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damon | 12/28/2013

    " quick easy read. pulp. good twists here and there. "

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

    " Nifty updated noir. Reminds me of Jim Thompson and that kind of thing. Eddie's kinda slow but he sure can drive. He gets a little too close to a girl, though. You'll have that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raegan Butcher | 6/16/2013

    " James Ellroy can puff up and call himself whatever he wants, but the true "demon dog of American crime fiction" is Andrew Vachss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwight Carmouche | 6/9/2013

    " Vachss captures the mind and spirit of the pure criminal. Very well done. Got to read more ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dutch Southern | 5/7/2013

    " Imagine Walker Percy's "The Moviegoer" meets Ron Howards' "Grand Theft Auto". It's kind of like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/12/2012

    " i like the style of this one. Different from what I'm used to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 12/9/2012

    " The authour's problems with women ruin what is otherwise a straightforward and entertaining crime thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 11/20/2012

    " I could see the twist at the end coming... but I read too much and see too many movies. Ending aside: this is an above average crime novel a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dufour | 10/14/2012

    " Another one-off for Vachss, this is a great study in another type of criminal mind: That of a kid with a passion for wheels and speed. As time goes on, I'm finding I enjoy Vachss' Burke work less and less and these types of one-offs more and more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brobdignanian | 9/12/2012

    " Once again, good ol' Andie V. never disappoints. I can understand the feeling Eddie has. It's the -diving- not the cars themselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coki | 3/20/2012

    " Vachss writing in noir fashion (not a stretch!) but there is some stylistic stuff that lends itself to the classic pulp novel. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/30/2011

    " A straightforward, noir-ish tale of a man who lives to drive, and finds his life over complicated when a career criminal takes him under his wing. Short but a compelling read. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss is a lawyer who represents children and youths exclusively. His many books include the Burke series and two collections of short stories, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, and the New York Times, among other publications. A native New Yorker, he divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.