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by | Read by Alan Sklar

Mystery & Suspense • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1961

Joe Marlin's life as a con man ends when he steals some luggage in which he finds a block of heroin and he falls in love with Mona, who is married, coincidentally, to the owner of the stolen suitcases. What starts as a tongue-in-cheek and cheeky narrative turns into a very dark story. Alan Sklar's gravelly voice begins in the tone of a stereotypical semi-villain whom the listener might grow to like. However, as the story progresses, becoming more and more sinister, Sklar's voice changes subtly. Unfortunately, he reads at too slow and deliberate a pace, unwarranted in a story that itself is slow and deliberate, with lots of thought and little action. S.S.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2005

CS ISBN 0792736680 $39.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0792736699 $59.95 • Five CDs

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