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Publisher's Summary

A wisecracking former LAPD Detective has his life shattered, his wife murdered, narrowing escaping the wrath of a ruthless gangster. What started off as mistaken identity becomes personal, when Colin Graves sets a plan into motion; a quest for vengeance. Fueled by booze, painkillers, acerbic wit, Colin teams up with his brother to take down the man that took away everything. It’s like John Wick meets Beaches with a twist of Taken 3 and a splash of Deadpool.

With a cast of characters, running the gamut from struggling actors to albino henchman, a pedophile, a serial killer, the Russian Mob, and the Yakuza, this melting pot sets a tone complimented by the backdrop only Los Angeles can provide. Twists, turns, reversals. Blood, guts, violence. Pop culture references, hilarity, hyperbole. It's a clever listen for accomplished listeners, but also a fun ride for nitwits. Influenced by the films of Quentin Tarantino, the writing of Raymond Chandler, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, and Dr. Seuss, Three Graves hits harder than Mike Tyson with more heart than Secretariat.

©2018 Zack Kaplan (P)2021 Zack Kaplan

Critic Reviews

"Viscerally entertaining for Tarantino fans.... Three Graves is an absolute blast from beginning to end! Fast-paced, funny, bloody, gory, over-the-top, and truly captivating, Zack Kaplan has written a story in the style of Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, with a little Reservoir Dogs thrown in for good measure. It’s a classic revenge story fueled by hate and the need for vengeance. But be aware that the gloves are off when it comes to language and violence and that the time is not always flowing forward, so pay close attention to the narrative!" (Victor Dimas, The Audiobook Blog)

"Hilarious fun.... Three Graves was written by Zack Kaplan and narrated by Maxwell Hamilton. This revenge rampage is a tale full of hilarious moments, heartbreak, and action. The author spends time fleshing every character. While in other cases this could be considered a boring downfall in a book. However, this author turned it into an entertaining boon. To say any more might ruin the fun. With this audiobook you can turn your brain off and just enjoy the ride." (WD Douglas, AudioBookReviewer)

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Viscerally entertaining for Tarantino fans

Three Graves is an absolute blast from beginning to end! Fast-paced, funny, bloody, gory, over-the-top, and truly captivating, Zack Kaplan has written a story in the style of Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, with a little Reservoir Dogs thrown in for good measure.

It’s a classic revenge story fueled by hate and the need for vengeance. But be aware that the gloves are off when it comes to language and violence and that the time is not always flowing forward, so pay close attention to the narrative!

Corrupt cops, ruthless mobsters, dangerous henchmen, murders, killings, perverts, spoiled kids, guns, knives, swords, grenades twists, turns, dark humor, brilliant writing, and a lot of pop fiction references combine in Three Graves in order to assure the highest level of satisfaction for the reader.

Director, producer, musician and award-winning actor Maxwell Hamilton delivers a superb performance for Three Graves. He sets a breakneck pace throughout this insane adventure, never missing a bit, always infusing the action with just the right amount of urgency and drama. His voices are spot on and help the listener easily differentiate between the characters. Speaking about the characters, you will find here some of the most colorful and memorable in recent memory. This narrator is the perfect choice for such a bloody good audiobook.

Quentin Tarantino fans will find Three Graves viscerally entertaining! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves over-the-top stories, flawed characters, and crazy situations. I really hope to see Zack Kaplan releasing more books and I hope that he will stick with this amazing narrator, as well. Also, I’d say that Three Graves would look great, by the way, as a movie!

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A great, fun read!!!

Suspenseful plot turns make this book a great read. Well written, witty and fast paced. Terrific ending, not the status quo, very refreshing!!!

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Hilarious Fun

Three Graves was written by Zack Kaplan and narrated by Maxwell Hamilton. This revenge rampage is a tale full of hilarious moments, heartbreak, and action. The author spends time fleshing every character. While in other cases this could be considered a boring downfall in a book. However, this author turned it into an entertaining boon. To say any more might ruin the fun. With this audiobook you can turn your brain off and just enjoy the ride.


The narration by Maxwell Hamilton is fantastic. This is a book chalked full of unique characters and managed to give each character a unique feel. Making it easy to keep up with. He consistently conveyed their emotions.


Editing, quality, and production were on par with most books I have listened to. It was clear, with no issue with sound or quality.


Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.