Prayers for Rain

Version: Abridged
Author: Dennis Lehane
Narrator: Thomas J.S. Brown
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Bestselling author Dennis Lehane is back with a vengeance in this noir mystery with a psychological edge.
Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's relationship has hit the skids. But despite their problems, they join forces to close down a predator whose modus operandi seems to put him beyond the law. This killer's insidious murder weapon is within his victim's mind: no smoking gun, no bloody knife, just merciless manipulation that drives his targets to kill themselves.
As Patrick and Angie attempt to identify and save his next victim, this sinister force turns on them, and thus begins a dangerous battle of wits: a tormenting, life-threatening game of psychological warfare where simple survival seems like a mixed blessing - because not even the winner will emerge unscathed.

Reviews (5)

Good for the car

Written by Kathy on September 13th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I was partway through disc one when I realized that I had read this book already. But since I was driving I figured I'd keep listening. The reader does a great Boston accent - authentic, not over the top. And the book is a good mystery to keep your mind occupied while driving. Even though I had read it, I still enjoyed listening to it. It's not as gripping as Mystic River, but it's good.

Prayers for Rain

Written by Beverly House from Elizabethton, TN on April 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I love Dennis Lehane books, and wanted an unabridged copy. I think that is why I couldn't finish, it felt like I was missing too much. Also, the reader wasn't one that was easy for me to listen to. I hope Dennis Lehane books will become available in unabridged. Thank you

Prayers for Rain

Written by Pamela Christensen on January 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really liked this story alot! Kept me interested and on the edge of my seat (well, my car seat!). Loved the characters and the narration was wonderful. Highly recommend, just wish it was the unabridge version instead.

Prayers for Rain

Written by Suzanne Robinshaw from Methuen, MA on November 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Being from Massachusetts and having that accent I felt at home listening to the story! I wish this was an unabridged version as I would have like to hear the entire story but even so I thought this was an excellent story and after hearing it I added more of Dennis Lehane's books to read! Excellent plot and I loved the charactors in the story.

Prayers for Rain

Written by Jeffrey Marino on July 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The writeup on this book does a better job of telling the story than this 3-disc set does. This is the first abridged recording I've heard that really drops the ball when telling the story. My wife read the book and though I would enjoy the audio book too. This abridgement leaves so many holes in the story that I spent a lot of time wondering how much I was missing. The narrator has such a heavy Boston accent that it took almost the first full disc to get my ears adjusted to the dialect. If you can find an unabridged version of this story get that one, or read the book instead. Avoid this version.

Author Details

Author Details

Lehane, Dennis

"Dennis Lehane is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mystic River; Prayers for Rain; Gone, Baby, Gone; Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand; and A Drink Before the War, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he lives in the Boston area."