The Fallen Sparrow by Dorothy B. Hughes audiobook

The Fallen Sparrow

By Dorothy B. Hughes
Directed by  Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Skyboat Media 9781480426986
7.03 Hours Unabridged
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An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his bestfriend’s killer in New York For more than a year, Kit McKittrick languishes in aFascist prison, his days spent in darkness and his nights tortured by fear ofhis limping jailer, whose name he never learns. He escapes Spain with the helpof Louie Lepetino, a childhood friend who came with him to fight on behalf ofthe Republican cause. Back in the United States, Kit heads out West to recoverfrom his ordeal, while Louie returns to a life of cafés and cocktail parties inNew York. But Kit’s convalescence is cut short when he learns Louie has taken afatal tumble out of a window, and he journeys to New York to discover who gavehis savior the final push. Only a woman could have led Louie to his death, Kitthinks, and New York is full of femmesfatales. But man or woman, Louie’s murderer should watch out for Kit. Hewants vengeance, and he’s willing to kill for it.

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An escapee from a Spanish prison hunts for his bestfriend’s killer in New York

For more than a year, Kit McKittrick languishes in aFascist prison, his days spent in darkness and his nights tortured by fear ofhis limping jailer, whose name he never learns. He escapes Spain with the helpof Louie Lepetino, a childhood friend who came with him to fight on behalf ofthe Republican cause. Back in the United States, Kit heads out West to recoverfrom his ordeal, while Louie returns to a life of cafés and cocktail parties inNew York. But Kit’s convalescence is cut short when he learns Louie has taken afatal tumble out of a window, and he journeys to New York to discover who gavehis savior the final push.

Only a woman could have led Louie to his death, Kitthinks, and New York is full of femmesfatales. But man or woman, Louie’s murderer should watch out for Kit. Hewants vengeance, and he’s willing to kill for it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intricate and very ambitious spy story.” New York Times
“[A] beautifully told story of terror…Highly recommended.” New Yorker
“A book that Dashiell Hammett might read with pleasure and some envy.” Boston Globe
“Our candidate for thriller of the year.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Full-blown development of a remarkable mystery talent.” New York Herald-Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Dorothy B. Hughes

Author Bio: Dorothy B. Hughes

Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993) was a mystery author, award-winning poet, and literary critic. She published fourteen novels, the best known of which are In a Lonely Place and Ride the Pink Horse. Both were made into successful films. Her work had a major influence on other mystery writers of the postwar era, and the movies they inspired remain among the most respected of their genre. She was especially influential on the next two generations of female mystery writers. In the early 1950s, she largely stopped writing fiction, preferring to focus on criticism. She reviewed mysteries for the Los Angeles Times, New York Herald Tribune, and other papers and earned an Edgar Award for Outstanding Mystery Criticism. In 1978 the Mystery Writers of America presented her with the Grand Master Award for literary achievement.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English