Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743538382 $26.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743538390 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $18.20
Chuck Hogan takes a shot at honor and dishonor among thieves as he follows a quartet of young men from tough blue-collar Charlestown, Massachusetts. The story has tremendous momentum as the police turn the heat on the bank robbers and their "prince," Doug MacRay, finds his commitment to crime and violence wavering. Narrator Donnie Wahlberg is beautifully cast and gives listeners the best Boston accent they're likely to hear off the streets. The dialogue is sharp, classic Boston, and perfectly delivered. Beyond the macho violence and language, the performance has a lot of appeal, and the story will intrigue anyone who believes a crook can have a heart of gold. A bit of sloppy editing mars an otherwise taut program. R.F.W. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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