The Singer's Gun by Emily St. John Mandel audiobook

The Singer's Gun

By Emily St. John Mandel
Read by Morgan Hallett

Penguin Random House, Random House Audio
7.72 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Everyone Anton Waker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early twenties, determined to live a normal life, complete with career, apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings. He’s on the verge of finally getting married when Aria—his cousin and former partner in crime—blackmails him into helping her with one last job. Anton considers the task a small price for future freedom. But as he sets off for an Italian honeymoon, it soon becomes clear that the ghosts of his past can't be left behind so easily, and that the task Aria requires will cost him more than he could ever imagine. “A gripping story, full of moral ambiguities, where deception and betrayal become the norm, and where the expression ‘ a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ is lifted to new heights.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

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Summary

Summary

Everyone Anton Waker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early twenties, determined to live a normal life, complete with career, apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings. He’s on the verge of finally getting married when Aria—his cousin and former partner in crime—blackmails him into helping her with one last job.

Anton considers the task a small price for future freedom. But as he sets off for an Italian honeymoon, it soon becomes clear that the ghosts of his past can't be left behind so easily, and that the task Aria requires will cost him more than he could ever imagine.

“A gripping story, full of moral ambiguities, where deception and betrayal become the norm, and where the expression ‘ a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ is lifted to new heights.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Recklessly entertaining. . . . A modern morality tale. The New York Journal of Books  
A nail-biting thriller overflowing with high-stakes issues such as blackmail, theft, fraud and human trafficking. BookPage  
Intriguing and suspenseful. Library Journal  Mandel’s second novel is an extraordinarily written meditation on identity, chance and choice. . . . Nothing short of breathtaking.
Gripping. Booklist
Mandel’s talent is clearly visible from the get-go. Los Angeles Times
Big in concept, flawless in tone, The Singer’s Gun is a tender and astounding tour de force. Mystery Scene  
A gripping story, full of moral ambiguities, where deception and betrayal become the norm, and where the expression ‘ a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ is lifted to new heights. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Brilliant. The Boston Globe 
Something far rarer than the classic noir opening suggestions. . . . Eminently satisfying. The Washington Post  
“A gripping, thoughtful meditation on work, family, and the consequences of major life choices.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Emily St. John Mandel

Author Bio: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. Her novel Station Eleven was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013and Venice Noir.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English