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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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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