The Two Minute Rule

Robert Crais, Author, Christopher Graybill, Read by , read by Christopher Graybill. Brilliance Audio $36.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59355-036-3

If Bruce Willis's face keeps coming to mind whenever former bank robber Max Holman speaks in this sharp and touching audio version of Crais's latest bestseller, it's not surprising. Willis starred in the movie of Crais's Hostage and would be perfect as Holman. But Graybill does a good job of making Max more than just an imitation. His Holman quickly comes to life as a bruised, repentant man seeking revenge against those who shot and killed his 23-year-old LAPD rookie son, just a day before Holman's release from prison. Graybill is also skilled at making the lesser roles real and different: the cops who worked with his son cover a range of voices and attitudes, as do the petty criminals, gang members and assorted villains Max encounters. Graybill is especially good at catching the combination of weariness, frustration and basic decency of Katherine Pollard, the former FBI agent who arrested Holman 10 years ago and is now an unemployed single mother and the only person who will help him search for his son's killers. It's one of the author's best books, and audio listeners should quickly be caught up in its subtle, ironic excitement. Simultaneous release with the S&S hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 9). (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 05/01/2006
Release date: 02/01/2006
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Paperback - 563 pages - 978-1-59413-189-9
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-59355-033-2
MP3 CD - 978-1-59335-697-2
MP3 CD - 978-1-4558-4260-5
Hardcover - 336 pages - 978-0-7432-8161-4
Compact Disc - 978-1-4233-0098-4
Hardcover - 565 pages - 978-1-59722-185-6
Paperback - 399 pages - 978-89-92036-54-2
Ebook - 336 pages - 978-0-7432-8915-3
Compact Disc - 978-1-4558-4259-9
Compact Disc - 978-1-4558-4258-2
Compact Disc - 978-1-4558-4075-5
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-59355-038-7
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-59355-035-6
Compact Disc - 978-1-59355-037-0
Mass Market Paperbound - 490 pages - 978-1-4516-4894-2
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4418-2396-0
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