The Big Both Ways by John Straley audiobook

The Big Both Ways

By John Straley
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11.68 Hours Unabridged
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John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a newlevel in this completely original period crime story. It’s 1935, and Slip Wilson, rattled by the gruesomeaccidental death of a coworker, has quit his job at a logging camp, hoping tomake a clean start in Seattle. But along the way he rescues a woman and heryoung niece from their car in a ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. Thewoman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist with big dreams—but first, she has to takecare of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, herniece, and her noisy yellow bird on a thrilling adventure up the Inside Passagefrom Puget Sound to Alaska.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a newlevel in this completely original period crime story.

It’s 1935, and Slip Wilson, rattled by the gruesomeaccidental death of a coworker, has quit his job at a logging camp, hoping tomake a clean start in Seattle. But along the way he rescues a woman and heryoung niece from their car in a ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. Thewoman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist with big dreams—but first, she has to takecare of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car.

So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, herniece, and her noisy yellow bird on a thrilling adventure up the Inside Passagefrom Puget Sound to Alaska.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Moving…and utterly absorbing.” Denver Post
“A thrilling journey…sure-footed and deeply evocative.” Seattle Times
“Gripping…Straley’s beautifully understated narrative, vivid sense of place, and unapologetic, unadorned characters make this a riveting, unpredictable ride.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A rich tale…Straley hits all the right notes here: vividly detailed scenes evoking the clash between emerging trade unions and more radical advocates of revolution, as well as almost Dickensian vignettes of the working conditions in the canneries and on the waterfronts of the Northwest, meld perfectly with a Jack London–like, man-versus-nature story.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: John Straley

Author Bio: John Straley

John Straley was born in 1953, the youngest of five children. He received a BA in English and a certificate of completion in horseshoeing. He enjoys jokes and a wide variety of literature and music. He is the Shamus Award–winning author of The Curious Eat Themselves and The Woman Who Married a Bear and was appointed the Writer Laureate of Alaska in 2006. Straley lives with his wife, Jan, a prominent whale biologist, in a bright green house on the beach in Sitka, Alaska, where he works as a criminal defense investigator by day and sleeps, writes, and plays with his band, the Big Fat Babies, whenever he can.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English