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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson Algren Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781436142427
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O. Henry and National Book Award-winning author Nelson Algren has inspired thousands with his tough, gritty accounts of urban life. Written over the course of four decades, this collection of 12 stories centers around Depression-era Texas. Characterized by small-town strife, political corruption and frontier-style justice, each tale is a testament to the struggles of the working poor. Also among the stories is a retelling of the myth of Bonnie and Clyde. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/14/2013

    " Not my favorite Algren and he is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 9/2/2010

    " Before he wrote the urban classics associated with him, such as MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, Algren spent some time as a vagrant in Depression-era Texas. Some interesting stories, including a good take on Bonnie and Clyde, who were much in the news in those days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 4/5/2009

    " Before he wrote the urban classics associated with him, such as MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, Algren spent some time as a vagrant in Depression-era Texas. Some interesting stories, including a good take on Bonnie and Clyde, who were much in the news in those days. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (1909–1981)was born in Detroit but grew up on Chicago’s south side, a working-class neighborhood of Polish immigrants. He is best known for his compassionate portrayal of drifters, petty criminals, drug addicts, and other marginalized characters struggling to stay alive. His most successful novel is the National Book Award winner, The Man With the Golden Arm, which chronicles, in a gritty lyrical style, the downward spiral of young Frankie Machine, a morphine-addicted World War II veteran, card dealer, and aspiring drummer.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier has appeared in numerous films, including Contact, You Don’t Know Jack, Thirteen Days, and Sex in the City. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration.