Bad Things Happen

Version: Unabridged
Author: Harry Dolan
Narrator: Erik Davies
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: July 2009
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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One of the smartest suspense debuts since "A Simple Plan." A wonderfully moody and atmospheric story reminiscent of the masters of the noir mysteries. Tightly plotted, sophisticated, and engrossing, this is a winner.--Nelson DeMille.

Reviews (1)

Great reader

Written by sklingler on February 14th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always say a good reader can make an ok book very good and a bad reader can make a good book terrible. Erik Davies is perfect for this book. It's the first time I've listened to him, but his voice and style fit this book to a tee. It almost had the feel of an old crime noir book, and I loved it. If I had read the book, I'm pretty sure I would have only given it 4 stars. I'd still be very happy with having invested the time, but may not have enjoyed it as much. The story itself is good and does a decent job of keeping you guessing. It's amusing how the author pokes fun at crime stories in general throughout the book. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series (Very Bad Men).

Author Details

Author Details

Dolan, Harry

Harry Dolan is the nationally bestselling author of the David Loogan series, which includes the novels "The Last Dead Girl", "Bad Things Happen", and "Very Bad Men". He graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. Harry lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.