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by | Read by Jeremy Gage

Mystery & Suspense • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1982

Another of Ellroy’s (BLACK DAHLIA, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL) unremittingly gritty, well-plotted murder mysteries set on the mean streets of L.A. in the ‘50s. The story of a talented and opportunistic young cop tracking down a serial killer is not for the squeamish. Perhaps that is why the publishers chose Jeremy Gage to read it--on the theatrical principle of playing against type. He has a particularly UNGRITTY, almost prissy sound. In addition, he is not a particularly interesting reader and at times sounds fatigued, as if fighting off a cold. He handles the characterizations well, though, particularly the women. Y.R. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 00]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 2000

CS ISBN $69.95 • Eight cassettes

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