Download The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads: Original Stories by Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, C. J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, Ace Atkins & Others Audiobook

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Author: Patrick Millikin, Michael Connelly, James Sallis, others Narrator: Will Collyer, Kathleen McInerney, John Glouchevitch Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781478968368
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Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed writers.

Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together.

Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C. J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, The Highway Kind is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Will Collyer and John Glouchevitch alternate narrating, with Kathleen McInerney taking over on a couple stories. McInerney and Glouchevitch drop us neatly into the various worlds of these mostly hardened or hard-luck characters…An irresistible choice for those who love both noir stories and speeding down dark and winding roads.”


  • The Highway Kind is the perfect gift for fans of Corvettes and other fast cars…The stories in The Highway Kind seem to have been chosen with extreme care. All the material is new, and the writing is crisp.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Entertaining.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “So good…a fine collection of short crime thrillers.”


  • “[A] high-octane anthology…Highlights include Ben H. Winters’ ‘Test Drive, in which a drive through the canyons of LA turns into a tense confrontation between a car dealer and his increasingly unhinged customer; Michael Connelly’s ‘Burnt Matches,’ in which Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller meets an unhappy former client in—where else?—the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car; and James Sallis’ ‘What You Were Fighting For,’ in which the Driver from Sallis’ novel Drive shows up at a garage to ask the help of a mechanic and leaves a lifelong impression on the man’s young son.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • James Sallis' Story Shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger

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About the Author

Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the editor of Phoenix Noir, which contained the Edgar Award–winning story “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea. As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, True West, and other publications. He lives in Phoenix and is currently restoring a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville.

About the Narrators

Will Collyer, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a film, television, and stage actor. He has starred in television shows such as Melrose Place, Charmed, CSI: Miami, and Boston Public, as well as numerous films and plays. He holds a BA in theater arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and a broad range of animation voice-overs.

Carlton Smith (1947–2011) was a prizewinning crime reporter and the author of dozens of books. Born in Riverside, California, Smith graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, with a degree in history. He began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times and arrived at the Seattle Times in 1983, where he and Tomas Guillen covered the Green River Killer case for more than a decade. They were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for investigative reporting in 1988 and published the New York Times bestseller The Search for the Green River Killer (1991) ten years before investigators arrested Gary Ridgway for the murders. Smith went on to write twenty-five true crime books, including Killing Season (1994), Cold-Blooded (2004), and Dying for Love (2011).