The Specialists

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lawrence Block

Narrated By: Fred Sullivan

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2011

Duration: 4 hours 25 minutes


Albert Platt is a rotten man. Bred in the rough parts of Brooklyn, he made his name as a killer and has built a fortune from gambling, loan sharking, and the other pastimes of a standard thug. His latest gambit? Buying banks, robbing them, and collecting the insurance. He’s a hard man, and no one ever stood in his way until he brushed up against Eddie Manso. Manso is no ordinary veteran. He and four other commandos, battle-hardened in the jungles of Laos, have found that the civilian world demands their talents as much as the military once did. These specialists have made a living targeting vicious men whom the law cannot touch, dismantling their empires and taking their plunder. And Albert Platt has just entered their crosshairs.

“Here’s proof that a relatively short mystery can be as entertaining as a longer one. Lawrence Block wrote this crime thriller in 1969, and Fred Sullivan’s performance ensures that it’s as enjoyable now as it was then…Sullivan captures the personalities with aplomb, giving richness to the characters. His modulation of tone and timbre is a terrific complement to Block’s crisp dialogue. The result is great fun for those who enjoy for a quick listen and a good story.”--AudioFile



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