The Road to Ruin (John Dortmunder Series #11)

The Road to Ruin (John Dortmunder Series #11)

by Donald E. Westlake
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Overview

The Road to Ruin (John Dortmunder Series #11) by Donald E. Westlake

Ever-lovable but hapless crook John Dortmunder and his merry band of misfits attempt to drive off with a fleet of vintage automobiles in a con against a corrupt CEO who has lavished more of his company's money on himself than the boys at Enron and WorldCom combined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446400220
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: John Dortmunder Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards.

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The Road to Ruin (John Dortmunder Series #11) 1.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is a reasonably good Dortmunder story, but the reading by William Dufris is hands-down awful. While he tries to give each character a distinctive voice, he doesn't maintain that voice - meaning that it becomes impossible to keep track of who's talking. (Also, there's this distracting mystery: Why does Anne Marie, a Kansas native, talk with a deep-south Georgia peach accent?) Worse yet, he tries to be funnier than the material, really hamming it up. This book deserves someone better than Bob the Builder as a narrator...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked up Grand Theft auto and got this crap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're new to the Dortmunder series, don't read this book. If you've been a fan for years, don't read this book. The ' caper' doesn't start until 2/3 thru the book, then goes nowhere. Very disappointing.