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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Osborne Narrator: Steve Osborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781101889473
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“How ya doin.”

With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people through the legendary storytelling outfit The Moth (and over a million times on their website) with his hilarious, profane, and touching tales from his twenty years served as an NYPD street cop.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Osborne has] turned his tales of ‘the job’ into a second act…collecting them in this gruff charmer of a memoir. They range from the hilarious to the hair-raising…Osborne has the macabre sense of humor people in adrenaline-jacked jobs often develop, as well as the yarn spinner’s gift for building to the big reveal.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Cops are innately good storytellers, and Osborne must be one of the best.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Not only was Osborne an excellent policeman (he retired as a lieutenant and the commanding officer of the Manhattan Gang Squad), he’s a fabulous storyteller, crafting his memories into well-honed tales filled with drama, humor, and heart.”


  • “Tonally, he comes off as an avuncular, world-weary tough guy, embodying the ‘cops know best’ attitude that many find alienating. Yet he elevates his perspective by displaying empathy for the civilians, victims, and even criminals he has encountered, drawing complex lines between the ‘lost souls’ and ‘evil mo—————-' of the underworld… [T]hese punchy policing tales seem provocatively true to life.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “With a gritty voice and varied New York City accents, Steve Osborne delivers his stories about his life as a cop…Listeners learn all about the crime, drugs, and danger of New York from the 1970s through the 1990s. While it’s much safer now for residents and tourists alike, in the 1970s Gotham was dirtier, noisier, smellier, and more dangerous. Osborne delivers his anecdotes without pauses or hesitation. His tales are full of street language that brings the city to life. Those who hear them will be further convinced of the day-to-day bravery of the thin blue line.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
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