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The classic John D. MacDonald thriller about a Korean War vet searching for a stolen fortune in a small town. Our edition comes with two excellent bonus essays, a biography of John D. MacDonald, and an exploration of the paperback revolution of the mid-20th century.

©2010 Gutter Books LLC (P)2013 Gutter Books LLC

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  • Elyse Douglas
  • 07-07-2013

Great John D.!

If you could sum up On the Make in three words, what would they be?

Elegant pulp fiction.

What other book might you compare On the Make to and why?

Can't compare. John D. was one of a kind. This book was written before the Travis McGee, but has all the elements of that series and more.

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John D.s writing style is unsurpassed. Great plotting and characters.

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Highly recommended for those who like this genre.

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  • Burt
  • 28-12-2014

MacDonald is more than McGree

Where does On the Make rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first MacDonald novel I have read/listened other than the Travis McGree series. I was reluctant to try this, as often early novels of writers do not live up to later works. In this case, I was entranced during the entire book. I will definitely be buying more MacDonald books.

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  • Steve
  • 25-06-2020

I got robbed

This is the same book I just read by John D MacDonald just buy a different title this is a robbery I want to change books

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