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November Road

Narrated by: Jonathan McClain
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

A poignant and evocative crime novel - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances.

Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out....

A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Within hours of JFK’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead. Suspecting he’s next, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas. When he spots a beautiful housewife and her two young daughters stranded on the side of the road, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his trail.

The two strangers share the open road west - and find each other on the way. But Guidry’s relentless hunters are closing in on him, and now he doesn’t want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone’s expendable, or they should be, but Guidry just can’t throw away the woman he’s come to love. And it might get them both killed.

©2019 Lou Berney (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too. No Country For Old Men would be my comparison." (Ian Rankin)

"When people say they want to read a really good novel, the kind you just can’t put down, this is the kind of book they mean. Exceptional." (Stephen King)

"Shows that the Kennedy assassination remains fertile ground - conspiracy theory meets a bittersweet love story." (Val McDermid) 

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Well worth your time

A new author and new narrator to me. Both are excellent. The authors style is distinctive, relying not only on descriptive passages but tautly written internal monologues from the point of view of the major characters. The story telling is brisk and carries the reader on drawn ever deeper into drama. The shallow conman on the run from the mob falls in love with a mother and two daughters who he tricks into being his camouflage. A skilful weaving of the two characters and the little girls makes the reader care what happens next. The narrator has the perfect for this story helping create a very believable world distinctively voicing the cast of characters. I look forward to listening to and reading both narrator and author.

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what a waste

who cares about an utterly pointless book
utter clickbait with the Kennedy assassination link can I stop now

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Excellent

Brilliant story, well written and a fantastic performance from Jonathan McClain, highly recommend, do not miss this.

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Unusual story

A very different style of crime book from my usual read, but very interesting and well narrated.

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superb

I've just finished the audiobook of 'November Road'. If you're looking for an evocative, perfectly paced novel, you really should read this one.
November 1963, a road trip, an escape, a romance and a reckoning. This is a beautiful book that I absolutely adored.

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Gripping Story - Great Narrator

I only listened to this after seeing a recommendation on Twitter. I'm so glad I did because it's a great story that is well narrated.

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Thrilling cat and mouse across the US

Really enjoyed this. Good narration of a gripping story. I need something fairly fast paced on my commute and this fitted the bill.
Good characters, lots of tense moments..

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  • 09-05-19

Great read, brilliantly done!

A little disappointed in the ending, otherwise great and performed beautifully. Well worth a read!