The Gateway

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Thompson

Narrated By: David De Vries

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2011

Duration: 5 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when for the first time in Doc's long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, everything begins to fall apart. And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up.

THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos. The basis for the classic Steve McQueen film of the same name, as well as a 1994 remake with Alec Baldwin, Thompson's novel set the bar for every heist story that followed--but as Thompson's proved time and again, nobody's ever done it better than the master.

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  • Gregg Gauger

    This was awful...a comic book morality tale. -If you want 1950's/'early l960's crime suspense, I'd recommend the John D. MacDonald books. MacDonald's Travis McGee series tends to become formulaic, but you can count on MacDonald to come up with some prescient sociological observations, in any of his stories.