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    • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen - that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA. But which of the many hoods, gunmen and executioners he calls his friends should he send up river? Set on the mean streets of Boston and told almost entirely in crackling dialogue by a vivid cast of cops and lowlifes, The Friends of Eddie Coyle set a standard for authentically gritty crime fiction that has never been bettered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Is Grandpa Simpson an appropriate reader?

    • By D M Purvis on 18-12-14

    Regular price: £24.98

    • At End of Day

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Every state police officer in Boston knows that Arthur McKeach and Nick Cistaro are the most prolific and ruthless practitioners of extortion, fraud, theft, bribery, assault, and murder in the area. What none of them know is how to stop these Michelangelos of crime, who for 30 years have eluded jail-and even arrest. Their secret is at the heart of George Higgins's most searing and shocking dissection of the criminal life yet. At End of Day reveals the corruption at the heart of American law enforcement.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Cogan's Trade

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Crackling dialogue, mordant humor, and unremitting tension drive the suspenseful stakes of the game higher in Boston's precarious underworld of small-time mobsters, crooked lawyers, and political gofers as George V. Higgins, the writer who boiled crime fiction harder, tracks Jackie Cogan's career in a gangland version of law and order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting from start to finish

    • By Philip on 27-01-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Outlaws

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    They were a handful of leftover student radicals from the turbulent 60's - brilliant renegade children of affluence, financing their reign of urban terror through a series of daring armored car robberies. For nearly a decade they avoided capture, until justice finally triumphed in the wake of a brutal mass murder in downtown Boston.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Rat on Fire

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jerry Fein is a small-time lawyer, occasional booking agent, and full-time slumlord. But he’s nobody’s fool. So when the tenants of his dilapidated buildings refuse to pay rent because of rats, Jerry knows just the man to help him: Leo Proctor, a professional arsonist, who can make a fire marshal look the other way for a little cash. But the heat is on over at the police station as well, and a couple of cops are suddenly feeling pressure from their superiors to produce, and something has got to give.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Kennedy for the Defense

    • Jerry Kennedy, Book 1
    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Keen to take some time off, Jerry Kennedy plans a short holiday en famille at Green Harbour. His eclectic clients don’t get the memo, however. His drive-by clientele - the car thieves, pimps, drug dealers and boatyard mechanics - are diverse in all respects but one: persistence. Matters come to a head when a midnight intruder breaks into Kennedy’s home, knife drawn and determination blaring in his eyes. In deciphering the imposter’s intentions, Jerry is seriously put to the test.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Penance for Jerry Kennedy

    • Jerry Kennedy, Book 2
    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Heretofore successful lawyer Jerry Kennedy, our classy yet sleazy protagonist, finds himself grasping at straws when his world begins to crumble around him. His accountant jailed, his wife giving him the silent treatment, and his mentor and friend Frank McDonald curiously unresponsive, Jerry grapples with public slander dealt him by an unjust judge, as well as the prospect of being investigated by the IRS. Cut off from his usual sources of support, Jerry finds himself in the grasp of attorney Bertram Magazu.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Patriot Game

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    For Pete Riordan the assignment is both simple and formidable: find the IRA leader who’s running around the US trying to be guns. (Nobody knows his name and nobody knows what he looks like.) There is one possible lead: two Massachusetts politicians are trying to bring off an early pardon for Mikey-mike Magro, currently in prison for murder. And Magro is known to very proficient at finding guns for sale.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Digger’s Game

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job", like stealing live checks or picking up hot goods. His brother's a priest, his wife's a nag, and he has a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling. On a trip to Vegas, the Digger finds himself in the sights of a loan shark known as “The Greek”. Luckily the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, if only he can pull it off without getting himself killed.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Kennedy for the Defense

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A masterwork of crime and black comedy, George V. Higgins is in his element as he spell-bindingly recounts lawyer Jerry Kennedy’s more fragrant cases. Keen to take some time off, Jerry Kennedy plans a short holiday en famille at Green Harbor, his eclectic clients don’t get the memo however. His drive-by clientele, the car thieves, pimps, drug dealers and boatyard mechanics are diverse in all respects but one, persistence. Matters come to a head when a midnight intruder breaks into Kennedy’s home, knife drawn and determination blaring in his eyes.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • A Change of Gravity

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two friends, Ambrose Merrion, a clerk of the court of Massachusetts, and Danny Hilliard, a rising politician, agree that politics is the way to help society take care of its own. With Merrion shrewdly managing his friend's campaigns, they make an excellent team, managing to revitalize the local economy and to protect the unfortunate snared in the criminal justice system. But trouble starts brewing when Merrion unexpectedly inherits ill-gotten gains from a corrupt predecessor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The listener as eavesdropper

    • By Joyce on 02-10-06

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Defending Billy Ryan

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In best-selling author George Higgins' electrifying legal thriller, Jerry Kennedy, the guy his ex-wife calls "the classiest sleazy criminal lawyer", must defend the man that no one else will: Billy Ryan.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Rambling words

    • By Kate on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Outlaws

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    They were a handful of leftover student radicals from the turbulent 60's - brilliant renegade children of affluence, financing their reign of urban terror through a series of daring armored car robberies. For nearly a decade they avoided capture, until justice finally triumphed in the wake of a brutal mass murder in downtown Boston. But for the killers' families, the police, the obsessed young Assistant D.A., and the city itself, the nightmare was far from over.... It had only just begun.

    Regular price: £20.19

    • Trust

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A novel of corruption, deceit, and dishonour which opens in small-town America in the long hot summer of 1967. Psychopathic ex-basketball star Earl Beale, now a used-car salesman after being jailed for corruption, is indulging in a little profitable extra-curricular activity.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Digger’s Game

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job," like stealing live checks or picking up hot goods. His brother's a priest, his wife's a nag, and he has a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling. On a trip to Vegas, the Digger finds himself in the sights of a loan shark known as “the Greek.” Luckily--if you call it luck--the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, if only he can pull it off without getting himself killed.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Patriot Game

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    For Pete Riordan the assignment is both simple and formidable: find the IRA leader who’s running around the US trying to be guns. (Nobody knows his name and nobody knows what he looks like.) There is one possible lead: two Massachusetts politicians are trying to bring off an early pardon for Mikey-mike Magro, currently in prison for murder. And Magro is known to very proficient at finding guns for sale.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Progress of the Seasons

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Ian Esmo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This is a book about baseball, our national pastime. The centerpiece is a team that hasn't won the championship for more than eighty years. The Boston Red Sox, however, are only part of the story.

    Regular price: £16.09