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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (73 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laird Hunt Narrator: Peter Yearsley Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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With the literary inventiveness of Paul Auster and the dark absurdity of Kafka, Laird Hunt's impressive debut is a smart, funny noir that is as fittingly spare as a bare ceiling light. Deadpan delivery and a sly eye for detail characterize The Impossibly's anonymous narrator, and when the nameless operative botches an assignment for the clandestine organization that employs him, everyone in his life - including his girlfriend - is revealed to be either true-blue, double operative, or both.

The narrator's final chilling assignment - to identify his own assassin - masterfully dismantles the reader's own analysis of the evidence. This is a fresh, daring love story set in a world of crime and deep confusion, told by an unreliable and not-unhumorous individual, who is more interested in love than in crime and is clearly ill-equipped for both.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 6/29/2012

    " Reading this book is quite an experience, although I definitely feel that the beginning is much better than the end. That isn't to say that I don't like the end, but that I loved the beginning, whereas the end wasn't quite as good as that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Cohen | 6/23/2011

    " Detective ghost stories written with a cavalier attitude toward chronology? SIGN ME UP. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poupeh | 6/20/2011

    " It's amazing how the story is created by telling only all that is around the central story. a mystery novel in its true sense... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley | 10/31/2010

    " I tried to read this a few years ago, couldn't get into it, and gave up. I loved it this time. My favorite Laird Hunt book, although his most inaccessible. He was my professor for a week during my school's writing program this summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 6/9/2010

    " I don't know if anyone will see this, buy we're going to release this book in paperback with a "missing" chapter. Also, it's about to come out as an audio book and an e-book.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley | 7/31/2009

    " I tried to read this a few years ago, couldn't get into it, and gave up. I loved it this time. My favorite Laird Hunt book, although his most inaccessible. He was my professor for a week during my school's writing program this summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 9/26/2008

    " Reading this book is quite an experience, although I definitely feel that the beginning is much better than the end. That isn't to say that I don't like the end, but that I loved the beginning, whereas the end wasn't quite as good as that. "

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About the Author
Laird Hunt is the author of several works of fiction and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a two-time finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Fiction, and the winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award. A former United Nations press officer currently on the faculty of the University of Denver's creative writing program, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.