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Audiobooks Narrated by Lawrence Block

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A Time to Scatter Stones: A Matthew Scudder Novella Audiobook

A Time to Scatter Stones: A Matthew Scudder Novella

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: January 2019

MATT SCUDDER RETURNSMore than 40 years after his debut and nearly a decade since his last appearance, one of the most renowned characters in all of crime fiction is back on the case in this major new novella by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block.Well past retirement age and feeling his years—but still staying sober one day at a time—Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren't the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt's longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who's refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver.A Time to Scatter Stones offers not just a gripping crime story but also a richly drawn portrait of Block's most famous character as he grapples with his own mortality while proving to the younger generation that he's still got what it takes. For Scudder's millions of fans around the world (including the many who met the character through Liam Neeson's portrayal in the film version of A Walk Among the Tombstones), A Time to Scatter Stones is an unexpected gift—a valedictory appearance that will remind readers why Scudder is simply the best there is.

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Hollywood vs. The Author Audiobook

Hollywood vs. The Author

It’s no secret that authors have a love-hate relationship with Hollywood. The oft-repeated cliché that “the book was better than the movie” holds true for more reasons than the average reader will ever know. When asked about selling their book rights to Hollywood authors like to joke that they drive their manuscripts to the border of Arizona and California and toss them over the fence, driving back the way they came at breakneck speed. This is probably because Hollywood just doesn’t “get it.” Its vision for the film or TV series rarely seems to match the vision of the author. And for those rare individuals who’ve had the fortune of sitting across the desk from one of the myriad, interchangeable development execs praising the brilliance of their work while ticking off a never-ending list of notes for the rewrite, the pros of pitching their work to Hollywood rarely outweigh the cons. Stephen Jay Schwartz has sat on both sides of that desk―first as the Director of Development for film director Wolfgang Petersen, then as a screenwriter and author pitching his work to the film and television industry. He’s seen all sides of what is known in this small community as “Development Hell.” The process is both amusing and heartbreaking. Most authors whose work contains a modicum of commercial potential eventually find themselves in “the room” taking a shot at seeing their creations re-visualized by agents, producers or development executives. What they often discover is that their audience is younger and less worldly as themselves. What passes for “story notes” is often a mishmash of vaguely connected ideas intended to put the producer’s personal stamp on the project. Hollywood vs. The Author is a collection of non-fiction anecdotes by authors who’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the development room firsthand―some who have successfully managed to straddle the two worlds, seeing their works morph into the kinds of feature films and TV shows that make them proud, and others who stepped blindsided into that room after selling their first or second novels. All the stories in this collection illustrate the great divide between the world of literature and the big or small screen. They underscore the insanity of every crazy thing you’ve ever heard about Hollywood. For insiders and outsiders alike, Hollywood vs. The Author delivers the goods.

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A By the Dawn's Early Light: A Matthew Scudder Story Audiobook

A By the Dawn's Early Light: A Matthew Scudder Story

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: February 2018

Matthew Scudder gets hired by a fellow bar patron to prove his innocence. Salesman Tommy Tillary is a forty-five-year-old philanderer with a Manhattan girlfriend and a Brooklyn wife. So when Tommy becomes a suspect in the murder of his wife, it's up to Matt to find the real killer.

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Catch and Release Audiobook

Catch and Release

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: November 2013

One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story. The sixteen stories (and one stage play!) collected here feature appearances by some of Block s most famous characters, including burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue's gallery of killers, sociopaths, and crooked cops. You'll meet a compulsive hoarder whose towering piles of trash and treasures hide disturbing secrets...a beautiful young tennis star with a possessive secret admirer...a dealer in stolen art who is unwilling to part with his most prized possession...poker players with agendas that have nothing to do with the cards in their hands...and a catch-and-release fisherman whose preferred catch walks on two legs. Starred review. "Block's short stories are intelligent and respectful of the reader yet often take an unexpected turn. He plays fair. If you reread the story, you'll find that he left you little clues about the final destination but didn't connect the dots. Block is a master of the long-form mystery, and this collection proves he's got the short form locked down as well." - Booklist

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The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Stories Audiobook

The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Stories

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Lawrence Block's 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world-along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). But Scudder has starred in short fiction as well, and it's all here, from a pair of late-'70s novelettes (Out the Window and A Candle for the Bag Lady) through By the Dawn's Early Light (Edgar) and The Merciful Angel of Death (Shamus), all the way to One Last Night at Grogan's, a moving and elegiac story never before published. Some of these stories appeared in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, and Playboy. The title vignette, The Night and the Music, was written for a NYC jazz festival program; another, Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen, has appeared only as the text of a limited-edition broadside. Several stories look back from the time of their writing, with Scudder recounting events from his former life as a cop, first as a patrolman partnered with the legendary Vince Mahaffey, then as an NYPD detective leading a double life. Along with these eleven stories and novelettes, The Night and The Music includes a list of the seventeen novels in chronological order, and an author's note detailing the origin and bibliographical details of each of the stories. Brian Koppelman, the prominent screenwriter and director (Solitary Man, Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders) and a major Matt Scudder fan, has sweetened the pot with an introduction.

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A Matthew Scudder Story, #6: The Night and the Music Audiobook

A Matthew Scudder Story, #6: The Night and the Music

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Matthew Scudder and his wife Elaine talk of the night they met while listening to music in various places around their part of New York.

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A Matthew Scudder Story, #11: One Last Night at Grogan's Audiobook

A Matthew Scudder Story, #11: One Last Night at Grogan's

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Matthew Scudder, his wife, Elaine, Mick Ballou and Mick's new wife sit around a table in Mick's Hell's Kitchen saloon for one last night of stories before the building is transferred to its new owners.

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A Let's Get Lost Audiobook

A Let's Get Lost

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Matthew Scudder reminisces of his uniformed days and of the night he bent the law to help some "friends of a friend."Â When a friendly game of poker turns deadly, Scudder is called upon to solve the murder...and hide the body.

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A Candle for the Bag Lady Audiobook

A Candle for the Bag Lady

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Matthew Scudder investigates the brutal murder of a woman known as the "bag lady."Â A seemingly homeless woman, she turns out to have distributed her substantial wealth in a complex will naming random strangers. Where did the money come from? Why was she living in such reduced circumstances? And why in the world did she choose these beneficiaries - the owner of a local newspaper stand, a neighbor she rarely spoke to, the detective himself - when her real friends and acquaintances got nothing at all? And how is all this linked to her murder?

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A Looking for David Audiobook

A Looking for David

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

A 25-year-old cold case of art theft and murder is re-examined when Matthew Scudder and his wife, Elaine, encounter the main suspect in Florence, Italy. Throughout the trip, Scudder comes to realize the killer's motive and takes the steps towards proving the suspect's guilt.

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A Out the Window Audiobook

A Out the Window

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

Matthew Scudder, a down-but-not-out-detective, is shocked by the apparent suicide of Paula, a waitress at Armstrong's, one of Scudder's hangouts. When Paula's sister shows up and asks Matt to investigate what she believes to be a murder, Scudder agrees to take on the case. A number of clues don't add up to suicide, and Scudder's investigation leads him to the dark corners of Paula's world.

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A Moment of Wrong Thinking Audiobook

A Moment of Wrong Thinking

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Lawrence Block Release Date: December 2012

After a night out with friends, Matthew Scudder is reminded of an enigmatic case he had while still working as uniformed policeman. The case in question involves the suicide of a devout Catholic man in front of his wife and children... or was it a murder?

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