Live by Night : Coughlin

  • by Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by Adam Sims
  • Series: Coughlin
  • 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With all the grit and barely veiled violence of The Godfather, Live By Night is another masterful example of the brooding gangster novel. Lehane's vivid cast of characters are utterly believable and his plot is as complex as it is thrilling.
Joe Coughlin is 19 when he meets Emma Gould. A small-time thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes forever.
That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama, and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America....
A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live by Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.


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One of my favourites of 2012

I really enjoy Dennis Lehane novels - I dont think Ive read (or listened to) one that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed, This was no exception - brilliantly well written plotted and read. Its hard to say more without veering into spoiler territory but this was one of my favourite novels of 2012 and is highly recommended.
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simply brilliant book narrated perfectly

I didn't realise how good Dennis lehane was until this month I plenty of good reading to look forward too. plus. well done audible it had tears laughter, violence and incredible characters
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- holden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK