The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars,  Desperate Drivers,  and Dark Roads by Patrick Millikin audiobook

The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads: Original Stories by Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, C. J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, Ace Atkins & Others

By Michael Connelly , James Sallis , and others
Edited by Patrick Millikin
Read by Will Collyer , Kathleen McInerney , and John Glouchevitch

Mulholland Books 9780316394864
9.91 Hours Unabridged
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Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C. J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, The Highway Kind is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

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Summary

Summary

James Sallis' Story Shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger

Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed writers.

Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together.

Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C. J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, The Highway Kind is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Will Collyer and John Glouchevitch alternate narrating, with Kathleen McInerney taking over on a couple stories. McInerney and Glouchevitch drop us neatly into the various worlds of these mostly hardened or hard-luck characters…An irresistible choice for those who love both noir stories and speeding down dark and winding roads.” AudioFile
The Highway Kind is the perfect gift for fans of Corvettes and other fast cars…The stories in The Highway Kind seem to have been chosen with extreme care. All the material is new, and the writing is crisp.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Entertaining.” Mystery Scene
“So good…a fine collection of short crime thrillers.” Booklist
“[A] high-octane anthology…Highlights include Ben H. Winters’ ‘Test Drive, in which a drive through the canyons of LA turns into a tense confrontation between a car dealer and his increasingly unhinged customer; Michael Connelly’s ‘Burnt Matches,’ in which Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller meets an unhappy former client in—where else?—the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car; and James Sallis’ ‘What You Were Fighting For,’ in which the Driver from Sallis’ novel Drive shows up at a garage to ask the help of a mechanic and leaves a lifelong impression on the man’s young son.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Patrick Millikin

Author Bio: Patrick Millikin

Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the editor of Phoenix Noir, which contained the Edgar Award–winning story “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea. As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, True West, and other publications. He lives in Phoenix and is currently restoring a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville.

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Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Author Bio: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

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Author Bio: James Sallis

Author Bio: James Sallis

James Sallis has published more than a dozen novels; multiple collections of short stories, poems, and essays; the definitive biography of Chester Himes; several books of musicology; and a translation of Raymond Queneau’s novel Saint Glinglin. His works have been shortlisted for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. The film version of his novel Drive won the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival, and his Lew Griffin books are in development for film. He plays guitar, French horn, mandolin, fiddle, sitar, and Dobro, both solo and with the band Three-Legged Dog.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English