City on Fire

  • by Garth Risk Hallberg
  • Narrated by Alex McKenna, Bronson Pinchot, MacLeod Andrews, Paul Michael, Rebecca Lowman, Tristan Morris
  • 37 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York. 1977. Be there when it explodes.
It’s New Year’s Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the edge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and amidst the fireworks, an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them.
The search for the shooter will bring together a rich cast of New Yorkers. From the reluctant heirs to one of the city's greatest fortunes to a couple of Long Island kids drawn to the punk scene downtown. From the newly arrived and enchanted to those so sick of the city they want to burn it to the ground.
All these lives are connected to one another - and to the life that still clings to that body in the park. Whether they know it or not, they are bound up in the same story - a story where history and revolution, love and art, crime and conspiracy are all packed into a single shell, ready to explode.
Then, on July 13, 1977, the lights go out in New York City.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An Engaging Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Interesting realistic characters

What did you like best about this story?

It reflects the seventies

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

The narrator's voice becomes boring over a long book.

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- Patricia H. Keane

A marvellous masterpiece of character driven story

mesmerising work that spans the 70s. Risk Hallberg is brilliant. great audio book too, well read and we'll produced. definitely recommend if you're looking for a deep but accessible story.
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- A. Mcdermott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-10-2015
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks