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by | Read by John Chancer

Mystery & Suspense • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1962

The first of 24 novels Donald Westlake wrote under the name Richard Stark introduces the coldhearted antihero named Parker, a career criminal who then appeared in 15 other novels. In this first caper, the newly freed ex-con, having been betrayed by his ex-partner and his wife, goes on a one-man campaign in pursuit of money and revenge. John Chancer provides a serviceable reading in a clear, even voice. But Parker is a gritty noir character—as dark as they come—and Chancer lacks the edge to convey that ruthlessness. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • AudioGO • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-60998-106-8 $19.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-60998-030-6 $19.95


Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7363-4 $54.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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