Michael Cavacini

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Audible Review: Nightmare in Pink

Released in 1964, Nightmare in Pink is the second book in John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee series. In this entry, Nina — a career girl living alone in Manhattan — offers the protagonist companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. She leads McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

As with the first novel in this highly influential series, Nightmare in Pink is a fun and entertaining read. An Audible Original, the narrator does a wonderful job of breathing life into an already lively story. His delivery and phrasing is solid, and the narration never gets in the way of the story. I enjoyed this audiobook just as much as the first, and I look forward to more McGee mysteries in the future.

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