• True Crime

  • The Novel
  • By: Andrew Klavan
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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True Crime

By: Andrew Klavan
Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
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Publisher's Summary

In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss' wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: A convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit.

In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours - if Steve Everett can't find the evidence to stop it - a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum's skin.

The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is ticking down and the race is on - between the reporter and his demons, between the system and its lethal flaws, between the last innocent man and society's ultimate crime....

©1997 Amalgamated Metaphor, Inc. (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Gripping until the very last word.

So... I am cursed with an innate ability to map narratives and identify setup/foreshadowing to the point where I almost always know how a story will end. without giving anything away, I will say that I didn't know which way the climactic moment would go until it happened. Well done. I also appreciate the fact that, despite its subject matter being a frought political subject matter. I couldn't have told you the authors opinion on the matter.

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Truth

His crime thriller characters are built with truth. Easy listen or read. Check out his newest crime thriller with Cameron Winters. You will not be let down.

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Excess expectations

Very good story and gripping characters. I new the author from prior political commentary and didn’t know what to expect. Glad to report that the book was interesting like a novel should be and not preachy or bland, the way one might expect a novel written by a conservative commentator. 5/5

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Intense Thriller

Awesome story with blood-pressure-raising twists and turns. Very well-narrated by a creative artist with masterful cadence and established characters.

This is Klavan’s masterpiece; I see why it was made into a movie.

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Fantastic word salad!

This was an unexpected delightful surprise. I love true crime, therefore I stumbled upon this in my search. I’m glad I did! The authors use of words had me snorting in laughter and choking away tears. Humanity, humor, deviance, genuineness we can no longer acknowledge present day. And no fkn cell phones at that time!
I do hope the Montana was given a decent burial. 😉

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Best death row novel ever written.

A pleasant surprise in that it never turned up on the best seller lists. If there is a way to give it a second chance it is an extraordinary novel.

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Fantastic Story

A unique twist to the traditional “True Crime” novel. I clung to the story to the very end, couldn’t take my ear pods out while listening. Binge worthy for sure!

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phenomenal book

I read this about 20 years ago and was pleased to see they finally have it in audio form. The narrator did incredible justice to a tightly plotted, well-crafted book! so worth a credit.

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Very very good crime novel

Klavan is a master author. The book is gripping and engaging. The narrator is also very good. The story is well worth your time, and is very well produced.