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Bust

By: Ken Bruen,Jason Starr
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
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Summary

From award-winning authors Ken Bruen and Jason Starr comes Bust, an original new noir novel by two of the world's finest crime writers. Five valuable lessons you can learn by listening to Bust: When you hire someone to kill your wife, don't hire a psychopath. Don't use Drano to get rid of a dead body. Those locks on hotel room doors? They're not very secure. A curly blond wig isn't much of a disguise. Secrets can kill.

©2015 Ken Bruen and Jason Starr (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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One of those books you just cannot put down until you get to the end!

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Brilliant, a hidden gem

I’ve read some of Jason Starr’s work before, always enjoying his gritty style and would have described him as a solid author. But this book went up that extra gear, twisting and turning and adding in some interesting characters along the way.

It could be argued that non of the characters have redeeming qualities, but having read books by this author before I’m used to that.... it seems Mar Starr loves to show humanity and its absolute worst and he does a great job here.

The length and pacing were spot on, I never felt bored and there was no filler that sometimes crops up in books with lots of violence. The only slight negative with the narrative was it was hard to believe all the heat just melted away as it did, but that’s a minor point.

The narration was mostly ok, but the “sexy Irish woman” voice was horrendous and really detracted from an otherwise top read. Don’t let that put you off though

READ THIS BOOK!

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Pulp Fiction at its best

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Excellent performance from Berkrot - full of character, pace, but also tongue in cheek. Very entertaining despite some rather nasty incidents.

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Terrible to say in view of the fact that there isn't a redeemable character among the main people, but it is entertaining with a good sense of suspense!

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