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Download When the Sacred Ginmill Closes: A Matt Scudder Mystery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,843 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When ex-cop Matt Scudder thought back on the summer of '75, two faces emerged from behind the smoky haze of a half dozen boozy saloons that made up his beat: Skip Devoe and Tommy Tillary - two bar flies he wouldn't have given a second thought to in the bright light of day. Yet they and their troubles were the reason that moved him a little farther out of the bleary-eyed mess that had become his life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tony Gleeson | 2/14/2014

    " Lawrence Block writes several different series in several different voices. His Bernie Rhodenbarr "Burglar" books are tongue-in-cheek and funny as hell. His Matt Scudder series, set in the same Manhattan milieu, is darker and more pessimistic, but with wry touches of humor. Scudder is a haunted man chased by demons and possessed of a fatal love for booze. Through the series he struggles, and finally achieves, sobriety-- a crucial ongoing theme. To me, this title is where Block most effectively touches on the undercurrent of what it's like to be a drunk (and I know what he's talkin' about BTW). It's funny, it's touching, it's tragic. And as in all of the books of the Scudder series, the mystery is a good one and the plot masterfully constructed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Ford | 1/20/2014

    " Favorite Scudder book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher | 1/9/2014

    " Smoky and engaging, nostalgic and philosophical. This is hard-boiled crime fiction the way I like it. In my mind, this one ranks right up there with Chandler's Big Sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karl | 1/9/2014

    " Been rereading the Matthew Scudder books. This one's predecessor, Eight Million Ways to Die, always seemed like a special book to me. So why did Block go back to the alcohol-soaked days of Scudder for this one? Well, it's fine, but ... "

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