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The Grifters

Jim Thompson

To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting." For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life--until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother. THE GRIFTERS, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name.

To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting." For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life--until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother. THE GRIFTERS, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name.
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To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting." For years, Roy has effortlessly maintained control over his house-of-cards life--until the simplest con goes wrong, and he finds himself critically injured and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother. THE GRIFTERS, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Rosenblat

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:14