Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle audiobook

Oh, Play That Thing

By Roddy Doyle
Read by Christian Conn

Blackstone Publishing

The Last Roundup Series: Book 2

Unabridged
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Two years after walking out of Dublin with little more than the boots on his feet, Henry Smart has tossed his passport into New York Harbor and reinvented himself as an American. With a well-cut suit and a pearl gray fedora, Henry is by turns a marketing impresario, jazz enthusiast, and partner in crime as he skips from New York to Chicago and back again, only steps ahead of the death warrant that followed him across the Atlantic. At once a history of immigrants and other "outsiders" in America during the 1920s, a glimpse into the rise of Chicago jazz, and a meditation on survival during the Great Depression, Oh, Play That Thing is both a saga unto itself and a magnificent follow-up to A Star Called Henry.

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Summary

Two years after walking out of Dublin with little more than the boots on his feet, Henry Smart has tossed his passport into New York Harbor and reinvented himself as an American. With a well-cut suit and a pearl gray fedora, Henry is by turns a marketing impresario, jazz enthusiast, and partner in crime as he skips from New York to Chicago and back again, only steps ahead of the death warrant that followed him across the Atlantic. At once a history of immigrants and other "outsiders" in America during the 1920s, a glimpse into the rise of Chicago jazz, and a meditation on survival during the Great Depression, Oh, Play That Thing is both a saga unto itself and a magnificent follow-up to A Star Called Henry.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The terse, slang-studded rhythms of Doyle’s prose have a striking musicality…A remarkable performance in language.” Chicago Tribune
“Doyle is arguably the finest fiction writer to emerge from Ireland since World War II.” Denver Post
“The action is fast, the language authentic and earthy…Henry Smart may not be admirable, but he is unforgettable.” Boston Globe
“One of the most remarkable achievements in recent Irish and American literature. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Sequels often disappoint, but here is one that’s every bit as sharp, as surprising, and as satisfying as the original.” Guardian (London)
“Doyle’s performance is, again, extraordinary for the richness of allusion, the facility with which history is dovetailed with invention, the energy of the prose.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“Brilliantly imagined…Utterly magnificent, the finest work he has done.” Sunday Tribune (India)
“Doyle displays his trademark sensitivity and wit in a tale full of adventure, passion, and prose.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Roddy Doyle

Author Bio: Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle is an Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter. He is a recipient of the Irish PEN Award for Literature, and his novel Paddy Clarke Ha-Ha won the Man Booker Prize in 1993. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. 

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English