The Genius

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jesse Kellerman

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: April 2008

Duration: 13 hours 52 minutes


The sinister and provocative thriller from crime writing's freshest new voice.

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art, when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: in a decaying New York slum, an elderly tenant named Victor Cracke has disappeared, leaving behind a staggeringly large trove of original artwork. Nobody can say anything for certain about Cracke, except that he came and went in solitude for nearly forty years, his genius hidden and unacknowledged. All that is about to change.

So what if, strictly speaking, the art doesn't belong to Ethan? He can sell it - and he does just that, mounting a wildly successful show. Buyers clamor. Critics sing. Museums are interested, and Ethan's photo looks great in The New York Times. Then things go to hell....


  • Barbara

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, intricate plot and interesting characters.

  • Anonymous

    Jesse Kellerman's books are so strange, but in such a good way! He is like no other author I have ever read/listened to. I loved every book of his (except Potboiler, which was a huge disappointment). I wish he had more work out there! So I would for sure recommend this book.