The Vig Audiobook, by John Lescroart Play Audiobook Sample

The Vig Audiobook

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Read By: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Dismas Hardy Series Release Date: August 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781423322887

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

26

Longest Chapter Length:

38:55 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14:51 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

25:17 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

39

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Publisher Description

A beautiful woman paid it with her body. A seedy lawyer used somebody else’s money. It’s the vig – the exorbitant interest mob loan sharks take on their money. Now, in the city by the Bay, everyone has to pay… Down-and-out-lawyer Rusty Ingraham left behind a murdered woman and a houseboat splattered with blood. All the evidence said Ingraham was in San Francisco Bay. Dead. But a friend of Ingraham’s, former cop and prosecutor Dismas Hardy, isn’t so sure. And Hardy has to find out, because a stone-cold killer, now paroled, once threatened to kill Ingraham and Dismas Hardy both. Now, to save his own skin, Dismas must face down liars and killers on both sides of the law. From mob foot soldiers to brokenhearted lovers to renegade cops, a dozen lives are tied to the fate of Rusty Ingraham – and the payback has only just begun…

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"I made the mistake of reading a novel later in the series & I absolutely could not put it down. I'm trying to get up to speed. I hope the books will get up to speed soon too! Nevertheless, still a great read."

— Kelly (4 out of 5 stars)

The Vig Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.31578947368421 out of 53.31578947368421 out of 53.31578947368421 out of 53.31578947368421 out of 53.31578947368421 out of 5 (3.32)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

    — Nancy, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Review to follow tomorrow. Right now its Miller Time. "

    — Leon, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I just couldn't get into this book.....Mybe some other time..... "

    — Suz, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great mystery. Sometimes you just need something quick and easy to read! "

    — Kathie, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I had to read this to find out how Dismas ended up with the wife he has. I had read some of the later ones, and knew what happened in his life, but not why. "

    — Ruth, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The Vig, in my opinion, was not up to Lescroart's standard. "

    — Joan, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the second Dismas Hardy books, and at least as good as the first. His books don't seem to end the same way as other murder mysteries. Justice is served in his own way. "

    — Lora, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as interesting as the others in this series I have read. The story line ahd very little to do with the 'Vig', and the tie in was minimal. Not Lescroart's best effort. "

    — Stephanie, 5/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Continuation of Dead Irish with same characters 3 months later. Lots of review of previous story and repetition of certain phrases (white scar on detective's lip) became irritating as story moved along. "

    — Deanna, 1/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good one. However, it is clearly an early one in the series. You can tell by the repitions, language, etc. that this is not the height of the series. But it was fun to listen to in the car. "

    — Darlis, 8/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I wanted to quit reading this book multiple times but powered through, it's okay but the ending is somewhat predictable. This is the first of the Dismas Hardy series I've read, not sure if I'll read another. "

    — Allie, 2/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great page-turner with fun, scummy charcaters. Set in San Francisco with shades of Sam Spade in he background, Lescroart paints a rich picture of deception and murder. "

    — Jim, 8/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " good. moves the story along. "

    — Susan, 6/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Much better than his first one. I'm reading the third one now. "

    — Kathleen, 2/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

    — Ron, 11/24/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lescroart is one of my favourite authors. This was a great book, like everything he writes! "

    — Nancy, 11/22/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good. Going to enjoy the rset of this series. Story moves along with no slow spots. "

    — Mailmanr5, 4/8/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ths is the first of the Dismas Hardy novels. I love this character and really enjoyed this book. "

    — Denise, 1/20/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Thoroughly predictable, but still an interesting story line. "

    — Jason, 1/1/2009

About John Lescroart

John Lescroart is the author of numerous crime thrillers, including the Dismas Hardy series, of which several novels were New York Times bestsellers. His novel Dead Irish was a finalist for the Shamus Award, just one of many awards he has received for his fiction.

About David Colacci

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.