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The Man Who Came Uptown

Sprecher: James Shippy
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 1 Min.
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From writer and producer of HBO's The Wire and The Deuce comes one of the most critically acclaimed crime novels of the year.

Anna Byrne is a jailhouse librarian. In a place where hope is hard to find, the power of books can be a light in the dark. For some of the prisoners, her work is life-changing.

Like Michael Hudson, her best student, who's been locked up awaiting trial before his sudden release. He's relieved to be free - to 'come uptown', as they say - but can't shake the question: why is the witness who put him behind bars suddenly refusing to testify? There's a man who might have the answer, but he wants something first. 

Phil Ornazian is a private investigator who moonlights as a petty criminal. He's not exactly proud of it, but times are hard in Washington, DC. People have to change to survive or die trying.

But everything comes at a price, and at some point everyone has to pay....

©2018 George Pelecanos (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Kritikerstimmen

"He is, quite simply, among America's finest crime writers. This latest story does not disappoint...lyrical, beautifully observed and constantly surprising, it is a delight." (Daily Mail)

"In his first novel for five years, Pelecanos demonstrates why he deserves to be regarded as one of the best American crime novelists... It's a moving tale, beautifully told." (The Times)

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What a shame!

I find the story in itself not great but okay. However large bits of the narrative (some dialogue excluded) seem to be read like by a computer generated voice giving each and every subject in a sentence the same kind of emphasis. In addition those bits and pieces are read at such a slow speed, that I had to adjust the speed control to 1.4 otherwise I would have fallen asleep. To cut a long story short I will never ever return to an audiobook made by that producer.