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Samaritan

Richard Price

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Description:

After a lucrative television writing career comes to an abrupt end, ex-high school teacher Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey city of his birth-to rethink his life, reconnect with his teenage daughter and to spread the wealth on the housing project that reared him. He begins teaching again, embarks on an affair with a married woman from the old neighborhood and becomes a mentor to a former student recently released from jail. Then, disaster: he is found beaten nearly to death in his own apartment. He knows who did it, but he's not talking, and he refuses to press charges. It is up to Detective Nerese Ammons-a childhood acquaintance from the projects-to get Ray to tell her what happened. Alternating between investigations of the people in Ray's life most likely to do him harm and listening to his fevered ramblings about their shared past as he slips in and out of consciousness, Nerese is charged not only with uncovering the perpetrator of this assault but with understanding what kind of victim is more afraid of the truth than of his potential murderer. The Washington Post Book World has hailed Richard Price as having "the best equipment a novelist can have-that combination of muscularity, insight and compassion we might call heart." Samaritan is an electrifying story of crime and punishment, of character and place, of children and their keepers-a novel of literary suspense that explores what happens when, caught up in the drama of one's own generosity, too little is given, too little is understood and the results threaten to prove both tragic and deadly. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Boatman

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:41