• Choke Hold

  • By: Christa Faust
  • Narrated by: Ann Carver
  • Series: Angel Dare, Book 2
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-10-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (2 ratings)

Editor reviews

"Faust pumps pulp fiction into contemporary focus with the acerbic wit of a demonic Dorothy Parker and the caustic eye for the human condition of vintage Jim Thompson." (The Guardian)
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Summary

Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past - not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past won't stay buried. When a former co-star is gunned down, it's up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the neon mirage of Las Vegas...
Christa Faust is a successful horror and crime writer. Her most recent novel Money Shot for Hard Case Crime won the Crimespree Award and was nominated for several others a sequel is forthcoming. She has written tie-ins to Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Twilight Zone amongst others. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves vintage shoes and noir cinema.
©2011 Christa Faust (P)2011 Audible Ltd
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Critic reviews

"An incisively and stylishly written noir thriller... compelling." (Ramsey Campbell)
"An instant pulp classic." (Rolling Stone)
"The sex industry, bodybuilding drugs, and basic revenge make for a potent cocktail in this eye-popping follow-up to Faust's Edgar Award nominee. She's Hard Case Crime's only female author, and her tough heroine is a welcome addition to the gritty pulp tradition. Snap it up..." (Library Journal)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 11-05-14

B-movie film noir set in world of porn and MMA

I needed a quick, fun action book and this fit the bill. It’s pure pulp fiction. Former porn star Angel Dare is waitressing under a fake name in a nowhere diner after confronting a sex-trafficking ring in the series’ first book (“Money Shot”) — when in walks an old boyfriend who promptly gets shot and, as he lays dying, asks her to protect his son. The kid is an up-and-coming MMA competitor involved with bad people. It’s like a B-movie film noir, only sex positive. That said, there’s a creepy sexual encounter — that is emphasized as creepy by the author — that I will never be able to unknow, although I’d like to. Nothing like Mo Hayder creepy but creepy nonetheless. Bechdel test: pass.

Excellent narration.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Laura on 26-03-12

A Different Kind of Heroine

What did you love best about Choke Hold?

edgy and gritty.

What did you like best about this story?

the entire thing, sure its a little 'edgy', rough and graphic. but it is fast paced and keeps you on your toes

Which scene was your favorite?

where angel realizes the connections - when you read it, you will understand, i dont want to spoil it here

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

nothing extreme - just an edge of your seat, fast paced ride. short and to the point with a 'listen in one sitting' flair

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