Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto audiobook

Galveston: A Novel

By Nic Pizzolatto
Read by Michael Kramer

Tantor Audio 9781439166642

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200106998

  • ISBN: 9798200106981

  • ISBN: 9798200107001

Runtime: 7.41 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, and after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and seedy hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Galveston is a roman noir to its scuffed boot heels. If there's a guiding principle that whispers in the ear of every reader of great noir, it's this: Things will not end well. Dennis Lehane, The New York Times

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Nic Pizzolatto

Author Bio: Nic Pizzolatto

Nic Pizzolatto’s fiction has appeared in the Atlantic, the Oxford American, the Missouri Review, the Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and several other publications. His work has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and his story collection Between Here and the Yellow Sea was named by Poets & Writers magazine as one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. In 2012 he created a new series for HBO titled True Detective, the first season of which was nominated for the Emmy for Best Drama Series.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 7.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English