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by | Read by Hayward Morse

Mystery & Suspense • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1979

In case you haven't experienced Mickey Spillane firsthand, know that the numerous parodies of his style are not much exaggerated. The gritty exploits of gumshoe Mike Hammer teeter on the edge of high camp. However, Hayward Morse opts for a straight, irony-free performance. Although he's apparently British, his American accent is flawless. (Mike Hammer with a British accent would be camp indeed.) Mood, pacing and character voices are expertly handled. Hammer sounds a little young and clean-cut for one with such a long and colorful past, but that's a minor quibble against a thoroughly professional performance. If Spillane is your taste, this reading won't disappoint. J.N. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 96]



Book pak • Dual Dolphin • 1994

CS ISBN 1856957594 $49.95 • Five cassettes

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