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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She was every man’s dream—and one man’s nightmare. Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman’s secretary, his lover—and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she’s ready to make him pay …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Block is one of the best!”

    Washington Post

  • “Alan Sklar’s experience doing radio and TV commercials serves him well as he impersonates Johnny, who pitches the deal to Gunderman. You believe every word he says in his warm, gravelly voice even though you know Johnny is lying through his teeth. Sklar also zeros in on Gunderman’s smarmy self-assuredness and Evelyn’s sexy persuasiveness as she worms her way into the scheme. This was written in 1965, before audiobooks became popular, but it makes the transition nicely.” 


  • “[The Girl with the Long Green Heart] is a demonstration of the early, and unacknowledged, brilliance that Block was exhibiting while toiling in relative shadow…Highly recommended.”


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/8/2014

    " a old fashioned con and a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeffrey | 2/2/2014

    " Not one of Lawrence Block's best. I learned a lot about the art of grifting or the long con, but the story really dragged on. There was a little fun here and there, but much was obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 1/27/2014

    " Paperback original from the 1960s re-issued by Hard Case Crime. Spoiler alert - the con doesn't come off as planned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joel Rickenbach | 1/21/2014

    " A great book for those who love a long con. It follows the traditional hard boiled Noir threads, but knows it, and comes out the other side better for it. "

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