Broken by Don Winslow audiobook

Broken

By Don Winslow
Read by  Kaleo Griffith  and Ray Porter

HarperAudio 9780062988904
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Border and The Force, a riveting collection of six short novels. “One of America’s greatest storytellers.” —Stephen King “Winslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last twenty years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters and a tight, staccato writing style, in Broken, a collection of six remarkable novellas.” —Bruce De Silva, Associated Press No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken . . . In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, pulse-pounding, heartbreaking best. In Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway. With his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, action, and the highest level of literary craftsmanship, Winslow delivers a collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction. “With the passing of Elmore Leonard a few years back, it’s now safe to proclaim Winslow America’s greatest living crime writer. His consistency is matched only by his creativity, his talent exceeded by his ability to surpass himself time and time again.”  —Jon Land, Providence Journal

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

An Audible Pick of Listeners' Favorites of the Month

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Border and The Force, a riveting collection of six short novels. “One of America’s greatest storytellers.” —Stephen King

“Winslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last twenty years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters and a tight, staccato writing style, in Broken, a collection of six remarkable novellas.” —Bruce De Silva, Associated Press

No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken . . .

In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, pulse-pounding, heartbreaking best. In Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway.

With his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, action, and the highest level of literary craftsmanship, Winslow delivers a collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction.

“With the passing of Elmore Leonard a few years back, it’s now safe to proclaim Winslow America’s greatest living crime writer. His consistency is matched only by his creativity, his talent exceeded by his ability to surpass himself time and time again.”  —Jon Land, Providence Journal

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Entertaining . . . . All six yarns feature Mr. Winslow’s talent for narrative thrust and linguistic economy.”  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Broken will make you laugh and cry, but in the end will explain why The New York Times thinks Winslow is simply ‘the greatest.’ . . . He crafts every sentence until it beats to a rhythm of its own. . . . Broken is devastating and brilliant.” Sunday Times (London)
A great collection of short crime fiction. Kirkus Reviews [starred review]
Fans of the author will eat up these neat, taut, action-packed stories, told in staccato sentences and one-line paragraphs. Library Journal
“This is an outstanding sextet in which – praise be! – ‘love and loyalty trump the law.’ It is fast, furious, and very funny.”  The Times [London]
Broken is a masterful collection from a writer at the peak of his powers. Daily Express (UK)
“While Winslow is in widely fluent in many different prose techniques — from the twisty punchline felonies of Elmore Leonard and Robert B. Parker to the rebop riffs of James Ellroy to mega-works of dark literature a la Cormac McCarthy and James Lee Burke — he's not "copying" anyone. He's writing his OWN masterpieces and just happens to do so in the fashion appropriate to the work. . . . Every piece in Broken is a winner and compellingly different.”  The Day (CT)
“If you’re a Don Winslow fan – and of course you are – you’ve surely been waiting for reunions with Ben and Chon or the Dawn Patrol, that Hemi V-8 elegy to Highway 101, or a border-crossing saga to match the author’s ferocious anti-Trump Twitter feed. You just never imagined they’d arrive in the same 335-page package. . . . An arresting set of six short novels.”  The Oregonian
“The six little doses of crime fiction here run the gamut from gritty, bloody thrillers to a humorous encounter with a gun-wielding chimpanzee. . . . Time and again, Winslow creates deeply believable characters by highlighting their desires and the setbacks to fulfilling those desires — goals to which readers can easily relate.”  Nashville Scene
“Told with great style, this is one of my favorite books of the year.”  Daily Mail (UK)
“Winslow [is] a writer known for the emotive intensity of his storytelling.” Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“One of the masters of mystery and thriller, Don Winslow’s latest volume is a reading bonanza: a collection of six crime-focused short novels . . . that riffs off the genre with technical virtuosity, building to a staggering immersion in the possibilities of the form. It’s a hugely enjoyable crash course in the chameleon-like possibilities of crime.”  The Arts Desk (UK)
With the passing of Elmore Leonard a few years back, it’s now safe to proclaim Winslow America’s greatest living crime writer. His consistency is matched only by his creativity, his talent exceeded by his ability to surpass himself time and time again. Jon Land, Providence Journal
“A master of thrills shows his range, and his bite . . . [Winslow is] a writer from whom others can learn the ropes.” Janet Maslin, New York Times
“All six yarns feature Mr. Winslow’s talent for narrative thrust and linguistic economy.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Recently, lengthy blockbusters such as The Border have secured [Winslow's] place in the upper echelons of American crime writing. . . . Winslow proves to be as adroit with these forms as with his arm-straining epics . . . . In pared-down Hemingway-esque prose, every one of these pieces is top-drawer Winslow — and they will do nicely until the next hefty tome. Financial Times
“Don Winslow has made his name with propulsive thrillers about drug lords, corrupt cops, retired hit men, and surfer-outlaws. His brisk, colorful prose and artful shorthand, showcased in 2019’s The Border, shine in this collection of six novellas.”  New York Magazine
“Exhibiting a remarkable range, [Winslow is] just as good at sprints as long distances, is as adept at mimicking screwball capers as mobster movies, and can charm as well as chill. . . . A dazzling display of versatility, this set of novellas shows Winslow to be an author who has hit his prime.”  The Sunday Times (UK)
Winslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last 20 years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters and a tight, staccato writing style, in "Broken," a collection of six remarkable novellas. Bruce De Silva, Associated Press
“After three epic-scale masterpieces—The Cartel (2015), The Force (2017), and The Border (2019)—Winslow returns with a delicious serving of small plates. . . . A greatest-hits album but with all-new melodies: what could be sweeter?!” Booklist [starred review]
“This is an outstanding sextet in which—praise be!—‘love and loyalty trump the law.’ It is fast, furious, and very funny.” Sunday Times (London)
“Winslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last twenty years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters, and a tight, staccato writing style, in Broken, a collection of six remarkable novellas.” Associated Press
“A greatest-hits album but with all-new melodies: what could be sweeter?” Booklist (starred review)
“Six crime novellas from Winslow, who pays homage to Steve McQueen, Elmore Leonard, and Raymond Chandler…There are so many good lines in these yarns…Each story line will keep readers entertained with wit, humor, and occasional sadness…A great collection of short crime fiction.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Don Winslow

Author Bio: Don Winslow

Don Winslow is the author of nineteen, award-winning, international bestsellers—including the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a critically acclaimed film by three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone. The Cartel is scheduled to begin production next year by master filmmaker Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English