• That's How I Roll

  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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That's How I Roll

By: Andrew Vachss
Narrated by: Phil Gigante
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Publisher's Summary

After pleading guilty to a series of homicides, Esau Till sits on death row, writing his life story. But his memoir is his one last chance to protect his brother. And, when it comes to his baby brother, Esau Till is a man without boundaries. When the genetic cards were dealt, Esau drew a genius IQ - and a crippled body. His brother Tory drew a slow mind - and almost superhuman strength. Very early on, Esau learned that the only way to guarantee his brother's safety was to make himself indispensable, so he became the top hired killer for both rival local mobs. As the state gets ready to take his life, Esau plots going all-in on the last hand he will ever play.

©2012 Andrew Vachss (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Born of a supremely abusive father and his own sister, Esau Till is trouble from day one - a hired killer who ends up on death row. This book unfolds as Esau's effort to tell his life story in a bid to protect Tory after his own death. Vachss writes raw, eye-opening works that deserve our attention." ( Library Journal)

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Roll baby Roll

What made the experience of listening to That's How I Roll the most enjoyable?

Plot and Phil Gigante's narration

What was one of the most memorable moments of That's How I Roll?

Esau's "playing" the FBI and the other law enforcement. Just because he is in a wheel chair, does not make him stupid.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

Phil has such a wide range, he was and is "spot on" with his trashy side.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You will look at the "wheel-chair" bound in a different way.

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Strong sollid entry into Andrew's body of work.

Esau, different than other Vachss protagonists but just as capable a guide into the hell wrought by abuse and the heaven found in family of choice. Another strong entry into the truth through fiction body of work created by Vachss. When you tear off the wrapping, the world as it is, for millions, is the gift.

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Phil Gigante was brilliant in this memoir.

I have listen to this story over and over. I'll never tire of it. Keeper.

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One of the great American writers

I am overwhelmed by the power and depth of this book. I will never forget this story.