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  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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A Cool Breeze on the Underground

By: Don Winslow
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's Summary

“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” (Stephen King)

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a PI who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal’s college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can’t be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room.

Now it’s payback time. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator. The problem is that she’s gone underground in the London punk scene. To get her back, Neal has to follow her into a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game.

©1991 Don Winslow (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A fresh voice, immensely likeable....Winslow shows he's got what it takes to hook a reader....Where he goes next with Neal is anyone's guess, but it's bound to be a great ride." (Mystery Scene)
"A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel." (Library Journal)
"Winslow keeps his plot moving quickly despite many twists and turns." (Pittsburgh Press)

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Terrific

a good and engaging main character, with a good back story. Please record and release the rest of the series .

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So good

Don Winslow is my favourite author in the crime/action/thriller genre. This book would've been a page turner, but I listened to it so it was something along the same lines. The narration suited the book and the characters as well.

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A cool story

A terrific story with lots of great characters. The back stories of the characters are very well setup and the many sub plots are effortlessly interwoven. I'm looking forward to reading more of Don Winslow's stories.

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superb but a little slow at the beginning

took me a bit to let the story unfold but highly enjoyed the journey. at the middle somewhere I am laughing fit to bust because the visual is so comical. yes a full star performance thankyou

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1st book by author could not put down

The story the narration the characters all sublime. Twists turn evocative descriptions I felt like I was back living in London what a great character Neal is. I’m having trouble sourcing his next book though

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Really good.

Thought it a little slow to start but soon has you hooked. Turned in to a great story wanting to continue listening. First time I had listen to this author it would be the last. Narration excellent 👌 as well.

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don't bother!

The most boring Audible book ever! minimum action sequences followed by monotonous 'story telling' with repetitious details of nothing interesting. The same narration with no other 'voice' part characters, over the passage of time. utter boring diatribe until I couldn't listen to anymore!!!

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