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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Hogan Narrator: Donnie Wahlberg Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781442339071
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Mad Men ’s Jon Hamm, Chuck Hogan’s award-winning novel (previously published as The Prince of Thieves ) is now available in a movie tie-in edition.

Four masked men—thieves, rivals, and friends from the tough streets of Charlestown—take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault were simple. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn’t plan on one thing: falling hard for Claire. When he tracks her down without his mask and gun, their mutual attraction is undeniable. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, he imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work—a life centered around Claire. But before that can happen, Doug and his crew learn that there may be a way to rob Boston’s venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Risky yet utterly irresistible, it would be the perfect heist to end his criminal career and begin a new life. But, as it turns out, pursuing Claire may be the most dangerous act of all.

Racing to an explosive climax, The Town is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms—and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific read...A rich narrative of friendship, young love, and mounting suspense.”

    Stephen King

  • “A grand novel.”

    Ed McBain

  • “Smart, speedy, and stylish.”

    Jeffery Deaver

  • “Hogan’s sharp, often bawdy dialogue, his scenes of the four friends alternating between affection, suspicion and fury at one another; his sketches of their long-suffering mothers and girlfriends; his glimpse of the old mob chief who lurks in the background—are all first-rate.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Stunningly crafted...the plot...is swift and expertly built, the prose muscular and clean.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A riveting, splendidly detailed thriller.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • A New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 6/17/2011

    " good picture of south end - close to the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/13/2011

    " I felt a little teased by the romance. The inside scoop on bank robbin' was interesting. The view of a whole different world inside a city was interesting.

    And it was so close to a Dennis Lehane book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amie | 5/24/2011

    " Amazing book, from start to finish. The build up for what will eventually happen is spot on. Another great read that translated well from novel to film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 5/5/2011

    " This is so well written and a great story--I'd actually give it 4 stars already even though I'm only 6 chapters in. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chip | 4/5/2011

    " Average. I like the opening sequence. Intense and fast moving. After that the character development wasn't very interesting and I didn't care for the dialogue between the group members. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/2/2011

    " I liked it better than the movie, it was more real I think. The stroy is really entertaining and full of exitment from start to end. Great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 3/20/2011

    " I found the book difficult to get into. I kept pushing myself to finish it. "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan was a video store clerk in Boston when his first thriller, The Standoff, was published to critical acclaim and went on to become a national bestseller translated into fourteen international editions. He subsequently wrote three additional suspense novels, The Blood Artists, The Killing Moon, and the acclaimed Prince of Thieves. The Blood Artist and The Killing Moon each blended thrills with chills, while Prince of Thieves won the Hammett award for excellence in crime writing and was proclaimed by Steven King to be one of the best novels of the year. In 2010 Prince of Thieves was adapted into a major motion picture.