From the National Book Award–winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West.
Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres—the American crime novel—but does so with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson’s own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.
Denis Johnson (1949-2017) is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award.
Will Patton is an Earphones Award-winner and Audie finalist who has narrated works by Charles Frazier, Larry McMurtry, Don DeLillo, and Ernest Hemingway. He was named Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine in both 2008 and 2009. Patton’s narration of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep earned an Audie for fiction in 2014.
“Will Patton delivers a flawless reading of Johnson’s novel of life on the lam…. He embodies each character with absolute authority… [a] virtuosic performance.” —Publishers Weekly
“Will Patton’s narration is so true to the mood, so evocative, that you’ll feel like you’ve smoked a pack of Camels and swallowed a fifth of cheap vodka by the time it’s all over.” —BookPage
“Will Patton gives real character to all the players, especially the protagonist, a gambling addicted singer in a barbershop choir named Johnny Lutz…A contemporary crime-noir masterpiece. Patton and Johnson make it all seem brand-new.” —AudioFile
“Patton’s reading of Denis Johnson’s noir novel Nobody Move is on my list of best audiobooks of 2009.” —St. Petersburg Times
“…A superb audio performance in a book that lingers on the edge of your consciousness.” —The Wintston-Salem Journal
Nobody Move was published on April 28, 2009.The Nobody Move Audiobook is 705 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Nobody Move includes the following subjects: Crime. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Literary.
The author of Nobody Move is Denis Johnson. Denis Johnson (1949–2017) is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award.
The narrator for the Nobody Move Audiobook is Will Patton.