Narrator Christian Coulson skillfully inhabits the mind of Jack Price, cocaine dealer, leader of the Seven Demons gang, assassin, bank robber, and scoundrel protagonist of this head-spinning British crime novel. Coulson demonstrates impressive stamina as he narrates breath-defying long sentences packed with circuitous digressions and on-the-fly references. Coulson also provides top-notch voicing and accents for Price's vicious gang of misfits, giving the audiobook an extra manic shot of craziness. Author Aidan Truhen (aka Nick Harkaway) refreshes the heist genre with his psycho-pathetic lead character, made likably unlikable by Coulson and by the unexpected reckless moments of hyper-violence. The characterizations are hilarious and frightening, but, alas, the meandering plot and stream-of-conscious speed raps may result in exhaustion for some listeners. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593415153 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593415160 $76.00
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