What’s So Funny? by Donald E. Westlake audiobook

What’s So Funny?

By Donald E. Westlake
Read by William Dufris

Blackstone Publishing

The Dortmunder Series: Book 13

9.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull thief John Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over. From the moment Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds. The purloined past of this precious set is destined to confound any strategy he finds on the board. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.

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Summary

Summary

All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull thief John Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over. From the moment Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds. The purloined past of this precious set is destined to confound any strategy he finds on the board. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As usual, Westlake provides amusing, at times dim-witted dialogue…The ironic resolution will leave both series fans and newcomers satisfied.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Westlake is a national literary treasure, and his latest effort only enhances his value…Westlake deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature.” Booklist (starred review)
“Westlake is a crime-writing machine bordering on genius. Numerous twists and turns, masses of snappy dialogue, and a ton of humor.” Daily Mirror (London)
“What’s not to like about Westlake, the master of comic crime fiction, who’s entertained us for decades? His magic touch when it comes to storytelling is as strong as ever. Great writing takes you into Dortmunder’s criminal world, and just when you think you know what will happen, Westlake tosses in a twist that ricochets the story in unexpected directions. This is sheer entertainment and total fun.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author

Author Bio: Donald E. Westlake

Author Bio: Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008) wrote dozens of novels under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, including Richard Stark and Alan Marshall. Many of his books have been adapted for film, most notably The Hunter, which became the 1967 noir Point Blank and the 1999 smash hit Payback.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English