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by | Read by Joe Barrett

Mystery & Suspense • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1996

Soon after Neal Carey gets a call sending him on a private eye "errand" involving an aged comedian, the case gets a little silly. That's also when it starts to get interesting. Joe Barrett's narration has the typical noir sound at first but quickly shows that he—and Carey—also have stand-up chops. His narration of bits like Carey's first-person ramble about the names of Vegas hotels is hilarious. Later on, the story is told from other perspectives—including those of Carey's fiancée, the comedian's old flame, a lawyer, and an insurance representative. Barrett lays it on thick with voices for each. Listeners will laugh aloud at the carefully constructed farce. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441790576 $44.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441790583 $55.00 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441790606 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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