Trust Me on This by Donald E. Westlake

Donald E. Westlake's dark characters have been likened to those from the classic noir novels.

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Trust Me on This by Donald E. Westlake


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  • Audio Cassette: 10 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 9.00 x 6.58
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; (September 1997)
  • ISBN: 0792722167


    From Publishers Weekly
    Versatile Westlake delivers another offbeat story about picaresque types in his inimitably satiric, irresistible style. The action jets forward from the minute Sara Joslyn notices a corpse on the way to her new job as a reporter for the Weekly Galaxy in Florida. Naively, Sara congratulates herself on writing a big story right away but is quickly disillusioned. Her editor ignores the scoop, ordering Sara to concentrate on drumming up flaky features, the pseudo-newspaper's reason for being. The place is a madhouse with the staff competing with one another to contribute lurid, sleazy "articles." Catching on, Sara becomes as adept as shameless "Boy" Cartwright, tough Ida Gavin and the rest of the reportorial roster. After scoring a coup with a phony piece about 100-year-old twins, Sara gets a prize assignment. With her young editor Jack Ingersoll and other reporters, she travels to Martha's Vineyard, using every ploy to crash the securely guarded wedding party of a TV star. When luck saves her several times from mysterious gunshots, Sara remembers the victim she saw on her first working day and realizes why someone wants her dead, too. This is a boffo performance, the tone set in Westlake's foreword. Disclaiming the existence of any newspaper like the Galaxy, he states, his tongue firmly in cheek, that a factual equivalent would involve people "even more lost to all considerations of truth, taste . . . or any shred of common humanity."
    Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
    --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.




    Reader Reviews
    Great story, but the WORST Australian accents ever!, July 21, 2002 Reviewer: MR LYN M NUTTALL from Toowoomba, Qld Australia A great story and an otherwise excellent reading was spoiled for me by the APPALLING "Australian" accents used for three of the characters. I certainly don't expect perfection, but this reader didn't get anywhere near. These Australians sounded like Cockneys with some bizarre speech defect. A little more research to find out how Australians actually speak might have helped. Send us up, by all means - the Aussie characters were hilariously written - but please try to at least approximate the accent. If Kate Winslett and Meryl Streep can do it, so can you. (Okay, Meryl's character was a New Zealander living in Australia, but all the more admirable for that!)

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