This noir thriller is based on an idea from Mickey Spillane. Stacy Keach superbly portrays the iconic gumshoe Mike Hammer. The TV show’s jazzy theme song sets the perfect atmosphere, and other sound effects and music composed and performed by Keach add to the package. The supporting cast creates outstanding voices for Velda, Mike’s gorgeous secretary; actress Rita Vance; and a cadre of New York City characters and those farther afield. As the cynical loner, Mike works at protecting Rita, an old flame, but she disappears. The trail takes Mike to Soho, Little Italy, a mountain lodge, and finally a conflict on the waterfront. The first-person narrative, with its sly humor so characteristic of Spillane’s stories, is perfect for Keach. This wonderful listening experience is reminiscent of old-time radio drama. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2012]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9781441732187 $19.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2010
CS ISBN 9781441732156 $22.95 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 9781441732163 $28.00 Two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441732194 $19.95 One MP3-CDs
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