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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: Lee Irby Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781524751821
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Riotous and riveting, this is the story of a charming college professor who most definitely did not—but maybe did—kill his ex-wife. Or someone else. Or no one. Irby plays with the thriller trope in unimaginably clever ways.

Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate his mother's wedding—to a much younger man. Edwin has a peculiar relationship with the truth. He is a liar who is brutally honest. He may or may not be sleeping with his students, he may or may not be getting fired, and he may or may not have killed his ex-wife, a lover, and his brand-new stepsister.
     Stith's dysfunctional homecoming leads him deep into a morass of long-gestating secrets and dangers, of old-flames still burning strong and new passions ready to consume everything he holds dear. But family dysfunction is only eclipsed by Edwin's own, leading to profound suspense and utter hilarity. Lee Irby has crafted a sizzling modern classic of dark urges, lies, and secrets that harks back to the unsettling obsessions of Edgar Allan Poe—with a masterful ending that will have you thinking for days. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Lee Irby's Unreliable is just that—a wild ride of a story you can't trust but won't want to put down. Lori Rader-Day, Anthony Award winning author of The Black Hour
  • "Unreliable is, in truth, irresistible – an impressive high-wire act of a thriller combining the comic and the tragic in pitch-perfect style.  Think Edgar Allen Poe meets Steve Martin with drugs, sex, and rock and roll tossed in, or maybe it is Psycho transported to the lunatic Deep South.  Readers will race along, wondering whodunnit--and sometimes if it was even dun--but by the time the ride is over they will be laughing too hard to remember the question.
    Les Standiford, The New York Times bestselling author of Last Train to Paradise
  • Creepy, twisted, darkly funny, and totally riveting, Lee Irby's Unreliable kept me guessing from the first page to last. You'll be off kilter the whole ride on this tilt-a-whirl of a book, and you'll enjoy every second. Lisa Unger, The New York Times bestselling author of Ink and Bone
  • A viciously delicious thriller . . . Unreliable is tense, hypnotic and elegantly assembled. Shelf Awareness
  • A tour de force of unreliable first-person narration . . . The Tell-Tale Heart meets Lolita. The Tampa Bay Times
  • A quietly simmering tale . . . Unreliable is paced like a thriller . . . akin to books like Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys or John Cheever’s classic story 'The Swimmer.' The Providence Journal
  • A rollicking debut novel . . . Irby weaves their stories together to produce a crime caper that is both historically accurate and wildly entertaining. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Lee Irby instantly transports the reader back to bootleggers, brothels, and the Babe. A rousing and fun tale with characters aplenty to love and hate, 7,000 Clams is, as the Babe showed us 714 times, a home run. David Baldacci
  • 7,000 Clams is a rip-roaring caper novel full of tough guys and tougher dames, snappy patter and bursts of violence, all wrapped around that much-bigger-than-life historical character Babe Ruth . . . In this impressive first novel, Irby keeps his story twisting and turning, and he writes in a sleek take on hard-boiled style that tips its fedora to masters like Chandler and Dashiell Hammett without overdoing the similes. And he handles the history lovingly but deftly, never letting it slow down the headlong pace. St. Petersburg Times
  • 7,000 Clams is fiction. Hard-boiled fiction, in fact, the kind of two-fisted, wisecracking tale that makes you think of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall trading double-entendres through wisps of smoke. Miami Herald
  • A frenzied debut . . . Irby’s writing is brisk and the distinctive characterizations are vivid enough to keep readers engrossed. Publishers Weekly
  • With a style that emulates James Carlos Blake’s use of historical characters and events and Elmore Leonard’s wicked sense of humor and retribution, Irby has hit a home run his first time at bat. Move over guys; make room for the new kid. Library Journal
  • Lee Irby scores with 7,000 Clams, an entertaining read full of sharp dialogue, crackling writing, and historical tidbits about St. Petersburg. Irby manages to squeeze in color from the period . . . and gives depth to even minor characters. A wonderful debut. Tampa Tribune
  • Lee Irby's Unreliable is just that—a wild ride of a story you can't trust but won't want to put down. Lori Rader-Day, Anthony Award winning author of The Black Hour
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About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered twenty-two Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.