The Resource Jimmy the kid, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)

Jimmy the kid, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)

Label
Jimmy the kid
Title
Jimmy the kid
Statement of responsibility
Donald E. Westlake
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kelp has a plan, and John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book. In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and Dortmunder's, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so brilliant that, Kelp thinks, it would have to work in real life. Though offended that his usual role as planner has been usurped, Dortmunder agrees to try using the novel as a blueprint. Unfortunately, what's simple on the page turns complex in real life, and there is no book to guide him through the madness he's signed on for
Member of
Summary
It was easy, Andy Kelp said. It was all in the book, he said, a crime novel by some guy named Richard Stark, that described the perfect caper. Best of all, the criminals got away with it in the end. John Dortmunder, career burglar, has his doubts. Dortmunder is right. It isn't all in the book: not the suffocating Mickey Mouse masks, not the car that won't fit inside the truck, not Murch's Mom losing her place when she reads the ransom demand over the phone, and especially not the precocious kidnap victim named Jimmy Harrington. The FBI starts breathing down their necks and the book goes out the window--along with Jimmy, the loot, and Dortmunder's great expectations for a happy, cash-filled ending
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10340134
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westlake, Donald E
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Brian Holsopple
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holsopple, Brian
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dortmunder novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted children
  • Criminals
  • Dortmunder (Fictitious character)
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Jimmy the kid, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11418218
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622310449
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418218
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Jimmy the kid, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11418218
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622310449
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418218
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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