Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith audiobook

Strangers on a Train

By Patricia Highsmith
Read by Bronson Pinchot

Blackstone Publishing 9780393351934
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In Patricia Highsmith’s debut novel, we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world—where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, and proved her mastery of depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Pick of Best Classic Mysteries in Audio

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In Patricia Highsmith’s debut novel, we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world—where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, and proved her mastery of depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there’s no one like Patricia Highsmith.” Time
“A book that still has the power to shock seventy years later. That power comes through in Bronson Pinchot’s narration. His voice conveys the requisite pitch of menace and malice, at once impulsive and premeditated, as well as the sly humor that was a characteristic of so much of Highsmith’s fiction.” New York Times Book Review (audio review)
“A moody and disturbing excavation of guilty paranoia.” Wall Street Journal
Strangers on a Train is a moral-vertigo thriller: Crime and Punishment for a post-atomic age.” Los Angeles Times
“It is a truly gripping murder story. And yet, the psychological terror of the book is informed by the dual psychosis of its main characters.” New York Times Book Review
“An incredible study of psychological torture and how fine the membrane is between normality and the underlying darkness.” Tana French, New York Times bestselling author
“Strangers on a Train is filled with paranoia and anxiety, and through its twists and turns, we, like poor Guy Haines, are also drawn into psychopath Bruno’s web.” Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestsellingauthor

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Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was an American author most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. She wrote more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English