Galveston: A Novel

Written by:
Nic Pizzolatto
Narrated by:
Michael Kramer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2010
7 hours 26 minutes
On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, and after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas-an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy-and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and seedy hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down.
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Adrian Nalwalker

I really enjoyed this one. Gritty noir anti-hero. I'd recommend this to anyone. The reader was good as far as delivery and bringing the character to life. My only complaint was that the story jumps from one setting to the next with very little pause in the reading so it takes a few seconds to make sense of it. Overall well worth it. I wish this writer would have put out more novels instead of going to television.

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