Extended Audio Sample

Download The Last Kind Words: A Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Last Kind Words: A Novel, by Tom Piccirilli Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Piccirilli Narrator: Mike Chamberlai Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $20.00 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

Raised in a clan of small-time thieves and grifters, Terrier Rand decided to cut free from them and go straight after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left an entire family and several others dead. Five years later, and days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. He claims he wasn’t responsible for one of the murders, and insists that the real killer is still on the loose.

Uncertain whether his brother is telling the truth, and dogged by his own regrets, Terry is drawn back into the activities of his family: His father, Pinsch, who once made a living as a cat burglar but retired after the heartbreak caused by his two sons. His card sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who’ve recently incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Old Shep, who has Alzheimer’s but is still a first-rate pickpocket. His teenage sister, Dale, who’s flirting with the lure of the criminal world. And Kimmy, the fiancée he abandoned, who’s now raising a child with his former best friend.

As Terrier starts to investigate what really happened on the day of Collie’s crime spree, will the truth he uncovers about their offenses and secrets tear the Rands apart?

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Perfect crime fiction.”

    Lee Child

  • “You’re in for a treat. Tom Piccirilli is one of the most exciting authors around. He writes vivid action that is gripping and smart, with characters you believe in and care about.”

    David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood

  • “Readers who like a bleak streak in their crime fiction will enjoy this well-wrought novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Piccirilli has created a world so real you can smell the mildew.  After writing crime and horror for presses well known and obscure, he deserves a breakout novel and this just might be it.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth Oehler | 2/12/2014

    " Hoped this book would be better than it actually was, but it was good... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Berko | 2/10/2014

    " Another great read by Tom Piccirilli. You can't go wrong with anything he's written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ferris | 12/23/2013

    " Audiobook.......I liked this story quite a bit and will read more by the author. Generally, the notion of struggling with being a member of a family of criminals and trying to prove that his brother only committed some of the murders he is being put to death for is a unique plot. What codes of honor exist in families and among criminals is an interesting question. Sometimes I thought too many issues were being tackled at once and the story seemed jumbled. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glennie | 12/2/2013

    " Had a good twist. The dog names were never explained which would have been nice, but I didn't really expect it! Terry was a believable character put in a tough spot. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations